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Government Grants: 4-Part Readiness Series

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  • Member Price: $125.00
  • Non-member Price: $200.00

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Four Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Tuesdays & Thursdays – March 12, 14, 19, and 21.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PT)

Join us for this 4-part grant writing readiness series that will increase your understanding of government grants and help you prepare to secure funding! In this series, we will offer hands-on learning activities, peer networking, and expert knowledge on preparing to seek local, state, and federal grant funding. In addition to in-class instruction, participants will have weekly homework to deepen their learning and have direct access to course trainers for feedback and support. Through this training, we hope to demystify the government grant process and give participants a better understanding of how this type of funding can be leveraged.

Outline

In this session, we’ll discuss what it takes to be considered “ready” to seek government funding. We’ll go over a list of commonly requested documents, how to navigate grants.gov, and discuss how to assess your organizational and program readiness. During class time, we’ll develop a Logic Model for one of your organization’s top-priority projects or programs.

Objectives:

  1. Organizational Readiness: Do you have the capacity to meet the demands of most government grant requirements (reporting, tracking, financial management, evaluation, implementation)?
  2. Program Readiness: Does your program have the scope/scale for government funding? How do you assess this and prepare?
  3. How it Works: Learn about commonly requested documents and how to prepare to submit grants through grants.gov (i.e. personal and organization registration, workspace, JustGrants, SAM#, UEI, etc.)

Most people feel lost when it comes to researching grant opportunities on grants.gov because they “don’t know where to start” and the interface can feel clunky. We’ll help you understand how to search on grants.gov by discussing the importance of keywords, highlighting the best practices on using the database, and identifying and walking through a NOFA (“Notice of Funding Availability”) and how to read and understand it.

Objectives:

  1. How to prospect grants that are a good fit.
  2. How to read a NOFA and know both whether this is a good fit (do you meet the requirements?) but also what is it asking of you (what are the limitations and compliance concerns to watch out for?)
  3. Use a Research List document to organize your grant opportunities.
  4. Gain confidence in your ability to find government grant opportunities that are the right fit for your organization.

This is where we like to dig in and help prepare our participants for successful proposal writing! In this session, we will walk through how to build a narrative outline using the NOFA and teach writing and editing techniques that can help you cut down on your character count and write a concise narrative.  

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to create a concise and compelling grant proposal.
  2. Learn what funders *really* want to know in your answers.
  3. How to take a NOFA and build your narrative outline around it.
  4. Gain confidence in your writing and editing skills for government grant writing.

In this session, we will wrap up our series by discussing how to adequately track outcomes for government grants and understanding best practices for compliance.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to track outcomes and show your program was successful.
  2. Dive into what you need to know about compliance and the “after the award” work BEFORE you ever apply for funding.
  3. Learn how to approach and work with local, state, and federal grant program officers

Thank You Sponsors

This workshop series is made possible with support from The Ford Family FoundationMeyer Memorial Trust, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and The Roundhouse Foundation.

Cost

$125 for NAO Members
$200 for Nonmembers

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select “Register Now” below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

A link to access this workshop series will be provided in the registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to the event date.

If you have questions or trouble registering contact [email protected]

Register Now

 Registration is closed for this event

Four Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Tuesdays & Thursdays - March 12, 14, 19, and 21.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PT)

Join us for this 4-part grant writing readiness series that will increase your understanding of government grants and help you prepare to secure funding! In this series, we will offer hands-on learning activities, peer networking, and expert knowledge on preparing to seek local, state, and federal grant funding. In addition to in-class instruction, participants will have weekly homework to deepen their learning and have direct access to course trainers for feedback and support. Through this training, we hope to demystify the government grant process and give participants a better understanding of how this type of funding can be leveraged.

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[accordion-item title="Grant Readiness" info="March 12"]

In this session, we’ll discuss what it takes to be considered “ready” to seek government funding. We’ll go over a list of commonly requested documents, how to navigate grants.gov, and discuss how to assess your organizational and program readiness. During class time, we’ll develop a Logic Model for one of your organization’s top-priority projects or programs.

Objectives:

  1. Organizational Readiness: Do you have the capacity to meet the demands of most government grant requirements (reporting, tracking, financial management, evaluation, implementation)?
  2. Program Readiness: Does your program have the scope/scale for government funding? How do you assess this and prepare?
  3. How it Works: Learn about commonly requested documents and how to prepare to submit grants through grants.gov (i.e. personal and organization registration, workspace, JustGrants, SAM#, UEI, etc.)

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[accordion-item title="Grant Research" info="March 14"]

Most people feel lost when it comes to researching grant opportunities on grants.gov because they “don’t know where to start” and the interface can feel clunky. We’ll help you understand how to search on grants.gov by discussing the importance of keywords, highlighting the best practices on using the database, and identifying and walking through a NOFA (“Notice of Funding Availability”) and how to read and understand it.

Objectives:

  1. How to prospect grants that are a good fit.
  2. How to read a NOFA and know both whether this is a good fit (do you meet the requirements?) but also what is it asking of you (what are the limitations and compliance concerns to watch out for?)
  3. Use a Research List document to organize your grant opportunities.
  4. Gain confidence in your ability to find government grant opportunities that are the right fit for your organization.

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[accordion-item title="Grant Writing" info="March 19"]

This is where we like to dig in and help prepare our participants for successful proposal writing! In this session, we will walk through how to build a narrative outline using the NOFA and teach writing and editing techniques that can help you cut down on your character count and write a concise narrative.  

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to create a concise and compelling grant proposal.
  2. Learn what funders *really* want to know in your answers.
  3. How to take a NOFA and build your narrative outline around it.
  4. Gain confidence in your writing and editing skills for government grant writing.

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[accordion-item title="Grant Management/Building Relationships" info="March 21"]

In this session, we will wrap up our series by discussing how to adequately track outcomes for government grants and understanding best practices for compliance.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to track outcomes and show your program was successful.
  2. Dive into what you need to know about compliance and the “after the award” work BEFORE you ever apply for funding.
  3. Learn how to approach and work with local, state, and federal grant program officers

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Thank You Sponsors

This workshop series is made possible with support from The Ford Family FoundationMeyer Memorial Trust, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, and The Roundhouse Foundation.

Cost

$125 for NAO Members
$200 for Nonmembers

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

A link to access this workshop series will be provided in the registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to the event date.

If you have questions or trouble registering contact [email protected]

When
March 12th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Online Event
Fee
Price $200.00
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City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Fundraising and Resource Development
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Principles & Practices
Presenters Hannah Cortez
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Senior Grant Specialist and Outreach & Education Director at The Dotted I, Llc

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