Online Grant Course for North Carolina Units of Government

The goal of this course is to train you to prepare, write, and locate grants.

Course Length: 2.5 Hours - Usually runs a bit over depending on questions.

Course Cost: $85

Overview:

  • Comprehensive thinking before applying for a grant

  • Issues and Objectives

  • Measurables

  • Timelines

  • Budget

  • Supporting Materials

  • Is your organization prepared?

  • Narrative

  • Funding targets and thinking creatively

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In-House Grant Writing in my opinion, is the best choice for quite a few reasons.

You and your team know the project inside and out.

You're committed, engaged in the purpose, and know what organizational success looks like.

All of this will come across in your narratives and the reader will feel it.  You will also need to answer questions about the grant and if you aren't the one who wrote it, there is a lot of stress and scrambling when a potential funder calls.

Other Benefits of writing your own grants?

  • It is less expensive than hiring out. Why spend the money on an outside grant writer who doesn't have the background and project knowledge that you do? For them to construct a winning application they will need you. So you'll end up spending as much time helping them as if you had written it yourself.

  • The project's objectives, action steps, measurables, goals, and corresponding budget will:

    • Re-center everyone.  Collective focusing on specific objectives will enhance the work environment and productivity.​

    • A strategic plan is developed.

    • You'll be ready for the next application. No stress.

    • Tracking accounting throughout the grant administration will be easy to follow.

    • Providing reports on measurables will be effortless.

I'm available by phone or text messaging if you'd like to learn more.

Grant writing and strategic planning