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Finding Best Fit Funders, Developing Relationships, and Reporting Outcomes

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United Way of Southwestern PA

1250 Penn Avenue 1st Fl

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Got the grant writing down, but need help finding funders and following up with reports? Katherine F.H. Heart is back to help in this final installment of our 2-Part Intro to Grant Proposal Writing for Out-of-School Time programs! This workshop will assist staff in researching BFFs (Best Fit Funders), building relationships, and writing grant reports. No prior knowledge or experience with grants is necessary. Participants will learn about the following through a PowerPoint presentation, a hands-on exercise, and discussion of how to resolve program issues in order to achieve outcomes and prepare positive grant reports.

Workshop Topics to Include:

> Overview of the Research Process for Identifying BFFs (Best Fit Funders)

> Initiating Contact and Building Relationships with Program Officers

> Resolving Common Problems while Managing and Monitoring Program Grants

> Writing Grant Reports

> Program Proposals - Q & A and Coaching

Presenter: Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. is President of Heart Resources, LLC and a nationally credentialed grant professional and trainer who has 16 years of experience in assisting nonprofit organizations in Southwestern PA to apply for grants. She prepared a concept paper for the Mentor for Every 6th Grader Program and numerous grant proposals for other youth programs. Katherine has presented grant workshops for CLP-Nonprofit Resource Center, CORO Pittsburgh, Student Conservation Association, national faith-based organizations, and university classes. Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. is a GPA Approved Trainer and her Proposal Writing Seminars have been reviewed and approved by the Grant Professionals Association National Training Committee. She earned a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and served as K-12 teacher, youth sports coach, and youth program manager early in her career. Learn more about her work at www.heartresources.net.

*Lunch will be provided.

Attending both workshops will enable participants to:

1.1 Understand the societal and philanthropic context for grant seeking.
1.2 Understand who is typically eligible to receive grants and entities providing grants.
1.3 List the main steps in the grant seeking process.
1.4 Describe steps and resources for researching and matching foundation funders.
1.5 List the types of documents prepared by grant writers.
1.6 List the basic parts and information required in grant proposals.
1.7 Understand technical language in grant proposals, e.g., jargon and writing styles.
1.8 Use a 10-item worksheet to draft a letter of inquiry and outline a short proposal.
1.9 Review and discuss an awarded short grant proposal.
1.10 Describe how to prepare an online grant submission.
1.11 Appreciate roles of foundation staff and the relationship-building process.
1.12 Describe post-award grant stewardship, management and reporting duties.


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