• October 2, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizational Registration $50.00 (USD)  

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Registration fee of $50 for up to 3 people from each organization
This workshop is live online via Zoom. A recording will also be available to registrants to view at their convenience.

Grants can be a great source of funding, but they can have a very steep learning curve that can demoralize your team and sap time and energy. This workshop is for you if your organization or church:

  • might be interested in grant funding in the future and want to make sure you set yourself up for success, or
  • is thinking about writing your first grant application soon, or
  • has written a few grants but isn’t getting approved, or
  • you are confused by the grant writing process.

Although funders can have different submission guidelines, we will walk you through common grant requirements so you can determine if your organization is a good fit. We will discuss ways to analyze grant opportunities and funders to make sure that your project matches their funding priorities, increasing your chances of success and wasting less of your time. This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Know if your organization is eligible for grants
  • Analyze a request for proposal (RFP) and decide if it is a good fit for you
  • Break down a grant’s requirements
  • Weigh the pros and cons of a grant opportunity to decide if it is worth the investment of the time and expense of creating a competitive grant application
  • Integrate grant funding into your budgeting appropriately

You will leave this workshop with the ability to analyze whether grant funding makes sense for your organization right now and how to get ready for your next application, or how to prepare for pursuing grants in the future. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Grant Writing for Small Organizations series. Organizations that would like to skip this workshop and go straight to the series must submit their past grant writing experience to be approved.

About the Instructor: Susannah Conner is PRC’s Director of Program Development and specializes in fundraising for nonprofit, cooperative, and faith-based organizations. She holds a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and a B.A. in English Literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, calling upon both schools of thought to explore the convergence of storytelling and spirituality. She has helped organizations build sustainable grants programs, expand fundraising and marketing, and shape new projects – all while telling compelling stories. She is a songwriter and musician and has released five studio albums as part of various musical groups. Her most recent album is a collection of songs written by women in prison over the course of two storytelling-as-healing workshops she taught at the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women.

Thank you to the Lancaster County Community Foundation for their support of PRC’s Toolkit Series. To see the rest of the workshops in this series, click here.

All sales are non-refundable.