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      October 10, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (daily for 1 times)

      111 University Parkway, Ste 102
      Yakima, Washington 98901

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      Certificate in Grantwriting

      Ready to change the world? Learn how to write grants! Develop the core skills for writing grant applications for nonprofit organizations, schools, and special districts. Learn where to find grants including funding sources you may not have known about. Walk step-by-step through writing every section of the proposal with tips for best practices. Learn how to build long-term, meaningful relationships with grantmakers.

      Investment for the two-day class is $220. Earn a Certificate in Grantwriting by completing the two-day class plus an individualized assessment for $465.


      Registration includes a coffee / tea bar, comprehensive handbook, and a collection of digital templates. You also are invited to join an online community for ongoing support and networking.

      • Learn where to find grants, including some sources you might not have known about.
      • Understand grant applications and guidelines.
      • Gather research to write a compelling case for the need for your project.
      • Learn step-by-step each section of the grant proposal and what should be included.
      • Develop goals and objectives for your proposal as well as write about how you will measure success.
      • Review different formats and techniques for presenting your budget for your proposal.
      • Learn when and how to contact grantmakers to best build a long-term relationship.
      • Learn how and when to send reports to properly steward the grantmaker's investment.
      • Learn to organize an annual calendar for grant submissions that works.
      • Learn insider tips that make your proposal stand out above the crowd.
      • Learn to balance statistical data, evidence-based research, and anecdotal evidence to tell your organization's story.
      • Develop evaluation tools and logic model framework for your program to better demonstrate results.
      • Review samples of evaluation rubrics used by grantmakers to score your proposal.

      • Critically evaluate guidelines and requests for proposals to determine best fit and timing.
      • Prepare to target your proposal to be handcrafted and tailored specifically for a given grantmaker.
      • Understand the "Three C's" of good writing: clear, concise, and compelling.
      • Develop clear assumptions and reasoned-based outcomes necessary for success, including the project's long term sustainability.
      • Identify the appropriate balance between statistical data, evidence-based research, and anecdotal evidence to tell your organization's story.
      • Develop evaluation tools and logic model framework for your program to better demonstrate results.
      • Learn about how grant makers use evaluation rubrics to score your proposal.

      "It was wonderful learning from someone who not only understands where to find resources and how to fill out a grant application, but how to navigate the relationships and develop those when pursuing a grant."

      "A great crash course in grantwriting for novice to intermediate grantwriters who need a kick in the butt to get out there and write!"

      "Open, honest, and sincere information shared. It’s clear that Allison has a history, passion, and dedication for grantwriting."

      "She was indeed excellent. Never got ruffled or stumped (and that is exceptional) and controlled the group well in terms of getting some to wait their turn when they interrupted, though usually they didn’t mean to, but, nevertheless, she managed the situations deftly."

      Participants gave their feedback on anonymous evaluations.
      • 100% rated the overall quality as excellent/good.
      • 100% rated the trainer's knowledge as excellent/good.
      • 100% rated the written materials as excellent/good.
      • 100% rated the answers to questions as excellent/good.
      • 100% would very likely/likely recommend this training.

      Allison Shirk is an Approved Specialist in the Nonprofit Resource Directory and a member of Washington Nonprofits. Allison has more than twenty years' experience writing grants and over ten years' experience as a freelance grantwriter. She has taught over fifty grantwriting classes to hundreds of non-profit professionals in the last four years. Allison has secured millions of dollars in grants from foundations, corporations, and government sources for the community.

      Cost: Payment required - The Certificate in Grantwriting is a two-step process. First, complete the two-day class, then undergo an individualized assessment of your knowledge and skills. The total investment for both the two-day class and the assessment is $465. You may also take the class without the assessment for $220.

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