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Intermediate Grantwriting - Virtual Training

Tuesday, September 22, 10:00 AM - Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 02:00 PM
Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
VirtualLive/Online
Fee: $129 for MCN members / $169 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, practice of skills and significant writing opportunities to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.
 
This intermediate-level training is also a hands-on writing clinic, in which registrants will receive feedback from other participants about specific sections of one of their grant proposals as well as have an opportunity to create and/or improve some usable grant content for their organizations.
 
Learning Objectives
  • Develop usable grant content for your organization, 
  • Analyze actual grant applications, and recognize successful and unsuccessful strategies, and 
  • Receive peer feedback on submitted grant applications and on the content written in the workshop.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing, which 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.
  

Technology Requirements

This training is hosted in Adobe Connect. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection to view the training. (While Adobe Connect does have a mobile app, its functionality is limited and does not support all the engagement tools that we use during virtual trainings. Therefore, we do not recommend using a smartphone or tablet to view the training.)

You will also need a phone as you will be interacting with the trainer and other participants via voice; you can’t use a computer speakers/microphone to participate in this training.

Information about how to log into this training will emailed to you prior to the start of the training
 

FAQS

  • Will the session be recorded? Because of the highly interactive nature of this training, which will include ongoing conversation via chat and polls, it will not be recorded.
  • Can registrations be shared? To achieve the best possible learning outcomes during this training, each participant needs to have their own connection to the virtual classroom, which means registrations can't be shared. Participants will be actively engaging with the trainer via chat and polls, and thus each needs to have their own keyboard, computer, and connection to the training. 

Speaker Information

Kari AanestadKari Aanestad is the director of advancement at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, Kari secures and stewards grant and individual donor support for MCN. She also supports the development of other fundraising professionals throughout Minnesota through various channels including in-person and online trainings, the Minnesota Grants Alert, and the Minnesota Grants Directory. Kari holds a bachelor of arts in English and political science from Augsburg College and a master of divinity from Luther Seminary. Most recently she served as grant writer and outcomes manager for St. David’s Center. Kari brings a holistic wealth of experience to her role including international travel to over 20 countries, hospital chaplaincy in England, and teaching and tutoring positions ranging from elementary to post-graduate levels in writing and compassionate communication.

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