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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

Being systematic and strategic about our grantseeking requires that we move ahead of the curve and work out our grant-funded project plans before a grant deadline looms. That means working smarter, not harder. Here’s how: Start by understanding the key questions every funder needs to have answered in order to make an informed, intelligent decision about your proposal—then build your “business plan” around your answers.

We call this your Grant Proposal Blueprint—a document that serves both as your source document for every grant proposal you write for that project, and as your business plan for managing the project once the grant is awarded. Bonus: For many funders without specific application forms or formats, you can simply “tailor” your blueprint and submit it as your grant proposal—feeling 100% confident that you’re giving your reviewer exactly what he or she needs to make a good decision.

In this session, you’ll learn how to build rock-solid, detailed “blueprints” for your good ideas, from the inside out and from the ground up. Topics we’ll cover:

  • What is a “proposal blueprint”? Where does it come from? And why do you need it?
  • The eight essential planning questions for your proposal blueprint: What all grantmakers need to know—whether they know it or not!
  • Overview of blueprint components—your outline for success
  • Learning from others: Examples of successful grant proposal blueprints
  • Key planning tools and worksheets for building your blueprint step-by-step

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.

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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.

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 coming soon.

January 10th, 2014 9:30 AM   through   11:00 AM
NAO/INC/WN Members $ 49.50
Nonmembers $ 55.00
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