Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Introduction to Grant Writing

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EST
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<p>This event is being offered directly from our partner <strong><a href="">Philanthropy Massachussetts</a></strong>. Registration is <strong><a href="" target="_blank">available on their site</a></strong>.</p>
<p><strong><u>Program Description</u>: </strong></p>
<p>From developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides an outline to use to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will be introduced to logic models to help them develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal. They will also learn to develop meaningful content for full proposals, letters of intent/inquiry, and online grant applications as well a post-award reporting.</p>
<p>The intended topics covered in this webinar are as follows:</p>
<li>Grants as part of the fundraising plan</li>
<li>Preparing the proposal idea including SMART goals and objectives</li>
<li>Outlines for full grant proposals and letters of intent/inquiry</li>
<li>Examining reasons for proposal rejection</li>
<li>Exploring rules of grant management</li>
<p>This webinar provides learning opportunities for novice and intermediate (2 to 3 years) grant seekers.</p>
<p><strong><u>About the Facilitator</u>:  </strong></p>
<p>Diane Gedeon-Martin is a nationally recognized grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer in the area of grants and grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. She started her company The Write Source, LLC in 1993 and has a current roster of over 280 nonprofit clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. Diane helps her clients achieve their goals by winning grants ranging from $5,000 to $5.0 million. In fact, she specializes in preparing government grant proposals.</p>
<p>Based in Connecticut, Diane is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer reaching over 20,000 people through her grant-seeking workshops and conference sessions. Her dedication to the field is evident in the way she speaks about the grant seeking process; her enthusiasm is contagious! In 2015, she retired after 14 years as an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she taught and co-authored the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. She frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences including those hosted by the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and other statewide resource centers, and a number venues hosted by nonprofit organizations. In 2010, she became a certified Master Trainer through the AFP Faculty Training Academy.</p>

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