Intermediate Grantwriting: Writing Clinic

Monday, December 16, 01:00 PM - Monday, December 16, 2019, 04:00 PM
Monday, December 16, 2019, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave W, Ste 20
St. PaulMN
Fee: $89 for MCN members / $139 for nonmembers

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 tools, skills and significant writing opportunities to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

This intermediate level training session offers a hands-on writing workshop, in which participants will review actual grant proposals and develop some usable grant content for their organizations, using sections of the Minnesota Common Grant application as a template. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop usable grant content for your organization.
  2. Analyze actual grant applications, and recognize successful and unsuccessful strategies.
  3. Receive peer feedback on submitted grant applications and on the content written in the workshop.

Bringing a laptop to work on is highly recommended. If available, please also bring one hard copy of a couple of submitted grant applications.

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

This event will address the following best practices:

  • Principles and Practices for Nonprofit ExcellenceFINANCE 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.

Event Details

Refreshments: Coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Doreen HolteFor the past 20 years, Doreen Lenz Holte has partnered with nonprofit organizations in the areas of grant writing and grants management, writing and editing, event and workshop planning and facilitation, and program development. Her clients include Lakes Center for Youth and Families, The Lift Garage, United Nations Association of Minnesota, Gilda's Club, Minneapolis Urban League, Jones Harrison Senior Residence, WeCan, Family Pathways, North Commons Interfaith Hospitality Network, and Children's Home Society. Dori also has experience in marketing and communications administrative support in the corporate sector for companies such as Dayton Hudson Department Store Companies, Harvest States Cooperative, Black's Photography, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

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