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Maryn Boess is a 2013 CFRE Approved Provider for Continuing Education. Participation in all eight 90-minute sessions of Successful Grants Stewardship is applicable for 12.0 points in Category 1.B—Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Individual sessions are applicable for 1.5 points each.

Maryn Boess, National Nonprofit Trainer & Consultant
Founder, GrantsUSA

A federal program officer was speaking for many 21st-century grantmakers when he said a few years ago: “Whether we require a partnership proposal or not, the truth is, if your proposal ain’t collaborative, it ain’t gonna be competitive!”

Thinking and working collaboratively “pays” in many ways for your grantseeking organization. But creating and sustaining meaningful partnership doesn’t get any less challenging when there’s a grant proposal at stake. In this thought-provoking, down-to-reality session, we’ll take a close look at what “collaboration” means in the community—and how you can make it work for you. We’ll explore the issues, challenges, and benefits of thinking collaboratively in the community and learn the down-to-earth realities of pulling together a high-quality collaborative grant proposal. Topics covered include:

  • “Cooperation” to “collaboration”: the partnership continuum
  • The four essential stages in the life cycle of a collaboration—what to expect and how to manage each
  • Five major steps to developing a collaborative grant proposal
  • Partnership protocols and issues

For this session, you’ll be introduced to GrantsUSA’s powerful Community Collaboration Starter Kit process, a simple but powerful technique for quickly bringing diverse organizations and interests together around a common need or issue—in time to meet your proposal deadline.

About the Presenter

Maryn Boess is a 24-year nonprofit and grants professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information tools, publications, websites, and training curricula. Since October 2006, she has been “on the other side,” managing about $1 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents. A resident of Portland since early 2011, Maryn now consults with community-based organizations on program visioning, design, and evaluation with a focus on an exploratory process she developed called Community Change Mapping. She travels nationally to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for public- and social-sector success.

Sneak Preview Videos

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About the Series

We have built the Successful Grants Stewardship webinar series around the principles, tools, and strategies of grantsmanship essentials. Not to be confused with a beginning granstmanship or Grants 101-type program, these are rigorous, content-rich sessions designed for grants novices and veterans alike. The series will show you a new, powerful way to think about your role in the grants field; new, powerful strategies for organizing and managing a successful grants effort; and new, powerful tools for winning corporation, foundation, and government dollars to support your organization’s work.

Become a Series Pass Holder
We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire Successful Grants Stewardship webinar series by purchasing purchasing a series pass. Series pass holders receive a 20% discount—a savings of up to $88—and are pre-registered for all eight sessions.

Purchase a series pass today!

Price is per connection! Share one connection with your entire development team, Board, and/or staff by projecting the presentation and broadcasting sound via speaker phone. If you plan to share your connection with individuals not directly affiliated with your organization, please contact for permission.

Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the presentation.

Live in Curry County? Participate in this series in a video-linked site being hosted by BandonCares. Learn more.

December 13th, 2013 9:30 AM   through   11:00 AM
NAO/INC/WN Members $ 49.50
Nonmembers $ 55.00
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Presenter Maryn Boess
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