Have you ever had to scramble to pull together a grant application or those final close-out documents?
Do you wonder why staff cringes when another perfect opportunity is added to the other half-dozen?
For some professionals, the word "grants" is enough to make you want to hide in a corner knowing that you alone will be responsible for identifying, writing, and managing this endeavor amongst all your other job responsibilities. But it doesn´t have to be that way!
Building an effective grant organization is not something that happens overnight. However, based upon best practice information from local government entities, a few key characteristics exist among those organizations that are most successful.
You will hear first-hand experience from:
1. A local government professional who has been through the challenge and success of implementing a centralized grant system and how it paid off (literally!).
2. A results-oriented consultant and community leader who helped raise over $575 million dollars for government and nonprofit organizations.
3. A grants professional with a 95% grant success rate.
Program Day One
Registration and Breakfast
How Do You Rate?
- Conduct an organizational self-assessment
- Review of the top city and county governments based upon the Grants Performance Index
Role of Leadership
- Impact of direct and indirect leadership support
- Importance of communication and collaboration
- What every leader should know when it comes to pursuing and managing grants
- Developing an organization-wide approach to grants
Forming the Grants Team
- Benefits of a core group
- Steps to effective team development: goal, mission, people, and resources
- How to address the most common challenges
- Map your organization´s steps to success
Use of External Grant Writers
- Pros and cons of going outside the organization
- Know when it makes sense and when it doesn´t
Preparing for the Future
- Identify next steps based upon self-assessment and the grants team map
- Future challenges and potential solutions
Both breakfast and lunch are provided during this one-day seminar.