Intermediate Grantwriting

Tuesday, August 03, 09:00 AM - Tuesday, August 03, 2021, 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 03, 2021, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $89 for MCN members / $129 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 grant content for your organization

  • Analyze actual grant applications, and recognize successful and unsuccessful strategies

  • Receive peer feedback on submitted grant applications and on the content written in the workshop

Workshop participants will receive a digital 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.

This session is focused on writing. For a session on the grantseeking process, you may wish to instead register for the Beginner Grantwriting: Getting Started session.

Speaker Information

Kari AnnestadKari Aanestad serves the director of advancement at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, Kari advances the mission and work of MCN and Minnesota’s nonprofit sector through strategic visioning, fundraising, relationship development, sector research, and education. Kari also serves as co-director of GrantAdvisor, an anonymous review site of grantmaking foundations, and vice president of the Minnesota-Northstar Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. Kari holds an master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary and bachelor of arts degree from Augsburg College.

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