This workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session will provide a balance of applicable content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the basics of grantseeking. This session will dig into the basic elements of foundation research and grant planning. This is a beginner-level workshop.
- Deepen your understanding about the Minnesota funding landscape.
- Learn about the types of foundations providing grants to Minnesota’s nonprofits.
- Develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal including budgeting and evaluation.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.
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Note: This training will be conducted in conjunction with a workshop in North Mankato through a live teleconference.
Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence
This event will address the following best practices:
- FINANCE 16: Nonprofit organizations should secure appropriate levels of funding to carry out their missions and activities and, when possible, diversify their revenue sources to avoid being dependent on a single funding type.
- FINANCE 18: Nonprofits must spend funds in compliance with conditions attached to their funding. Organizations should develop a system to ensure that donor funding restrictions are maintained.
- FUND 8: Nonprofits must use funds consistent with donor intent and comply with specific conditions placed upon donations.
- FUND 15: A nonprofit should plan its communications to tell the story of the organization and maintain consistent, mission-focused and timely communication with donors.
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided.
About the Presenter
Anne Willaert has more than 17 years of higher education experience serving as an internal and external catalyst with faculty, business and industry, other Colleges and Universities, and many state and federal organizations and associations. Anne is a skilled grant writer and manager of grants of which her grant proposals have resulted in more than $34 million in awards from foundations, corporations, and the state and federal government. Anne has extensive knowledge in administration, fiscal management, project management, and forging strategic partnerships with academic, industry and government entities. Anne holds her master’s degree in community health education administration from Minnesota State University - Mankato, and her bachelors of science degree from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and is currently enrolled in her Ed.D program through Moorhead State University.