Preparing Successful Federal Grant Applications
Presented by Diane Gedeon-Martin
The Write Source, LLC
Thursday, May 31, 2012
NH Public Radio, 2 Pillsbury Street, 6th Floor, Concord, NH 03301
8:45am – 4:00pm
(Check In: 8:30am; lunch included)
More than $300 billion in federal grants are awarded each year. Erase the complexity and confusion often associated with federal grants and gain the tools to successfully compete in the application process. This workshop will introduce those unfamiliar with federal grants, or those with limited or disappointing experience, with the basics about approaching a federal agency or department for a discretionary/competitive grant, formula/block grant, cooperative agreement, or contract.
The topics that will be included:
- Understand the difference between federal grant programs and foundation giving
- Determine if your organization is ready to apply for a federal grant
◊ Organizational capacity
◊ Fiscal capacity
◊ Technological capacity
- Read and interpret application guidelines
◊ Review a federal RFP from DHHS compared to one from the IMLS and NEA
- Develop a work plan for preparing a competitive proposal
◊ Logic models and other tools to determine outcomes
◊ Preparing a federal grant proposal and writing tips
◊ Make your proposal reviewer friendly – tricks-of-the-trade
- Discover the peer review process
Diane Gedeon-Martin is a national grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer. She writes an average of 10 federal grants annually with a “win rate” of 91%. She knows how to interpret every type of federal RFP, RFQ, RFA, NOFA, or FOA to determine if her clients are likely candidates to submit competitive proposals. Diane is an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University in Indianapolis where she not only teaches Preparing Successful Grant Proposals and Principles & Techniques of Fundraising, but also co-developed the curriculum for the grant proposals course. www.write-source.com.
Who Should Attend: EVERYONE who is considering applying for a Federal Grant, including Executive Directors, Development Directors, Grant Writers and Program Directors.
Partial Scholarships Available
Register Today! Go to www.confr.org to register online or download a registration form and mail to: CONFR, PO Box 3514, Concord, NH 03302. For more information, please call 603-724-6741.