N.E.W.S.: Introduction to Grant Writing
What to Bring:
A project or grant proposal you are currently working on or plan to work on soon.
For those new to grant writing, completing a first-rate grant proposal is not as difficult as you may think. Whether you have spent time in a small or large nonprofit organization, or are a novice to nonprofits, this class will help you with the mechanics of writing an effective proposal. However, successful grant writing is more than just writing the proposal. You will also learn about tips for increasing your chances of success -- such as how to approach funders, following up, etc. In addition, you will receive a copy of Ms. Wason’s handbook.
You will learn:
- Why preparation is the key to success
- The elements of a proposal
- Tailoring your message
- How to establish the structure and tone of the proposal
- The importance of relationships with grant makers
Due to space and class size considerations, this workshop is limited to two representatives per organization. Attendees should be affiliated with a nonprofit organization in a staff, board, or long-term volunteer capacity. Additionally, the content of the workshop will be similar to previous "Introduction to Grant Writing" sessions. If you attended before, there is no need to attend again.
Sara D. Wason
Author, Webster’s New World Grant Writing Handbook and Executive Director, Foundation Relations at Syracuse University
Assistant Director, Foundation Relations at Syracuse University
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Central New York Philanthropy Center
431 East Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
$25 per person
Attendance fee is non-refundable.
*If you would like to pay by check at the door, please click on the "show other payment options" link and choose "Pay Offline."
Continental Breakfast will be provided.
CNYCF PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:
*Please do not park in the lot adjacent to the Philanthropy Center in front of Joseph’s at the Carriage House. This is a private parking lot and your car may be towed.
*There is street parking on East Fayette, East Washington and Genesee Streets.
*A Murbo surface lot is located within a block of the building; you may enter on East Washington Street, next to Jazz Central.
*A covered parking garage is located at 300 East Fayette Street.
*Limited parking will be available in the lot directly in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center, but please do not park in spots reserved for Philanthropy Center tenants.
A parking map can be viewed here.
When & Where
Central New York Community Foundation
Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.
Learn More at www.cnycf.org.