NH Grants Institute – March 30-April 1, 2015

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Writing a grant can be a time-consuming, hair-yanking experience with a hit-or-miss outcome. Yet so often board members or executive directors believe that “getting a grant for that” will be the answer to your nonprofit’s financial needs.

How can you make sure that your grant writing efforts are strategic and effective? How does it carry out the initial approach to a foundation? What should you do if your proposal is rejected? Accepted?

This three-day workshop will cover grant writing from research to writing to stewarding the relationship with your funders. We’ll spend time on the different kinds of foundations, organizational readiness and pre-grant planning, the nuts and bolts of writing the proposal, budgets, logic models, thinking strategically about what a funder is looking for, evaluating outcomes, and grant writing as an organization-wide responsibility.

This workshop is perfect for novice or intermediate grant-seekers.

Workshop participants will learn from experts in the field and hear from the funders themselves how to make the most of the opportunity to win grants.

This is is a 3-day workshop that runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday, March 30th, through Wednesday, April 1st.

Presented by:

Betsy McNamara
Principal, Senior Consultant
Full Circle Consulting

With over twenty years of nonprofit fundraising and campaign management, Betsy has raised more than $10 million for community investments that have improved the lives of low-income and disabled populations, constructed community arts facilities, and secured underdeveloped farmland from future development.

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This event has been generously sponsored by:









Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 2015 – 9:00am to 4:00 pm
Location: NH Audubon – Map
(Click on the location icon on the map for street address and to get directions from your location)
Fees: $299 – Member; $399 – Not yet member

Register Online or Download a Registration Form


CONFR can provide the following workshops and more to for your organization or region by request. Contact AFP-NNE at [email protected] for or see our CONFR to Go! page for details.

  • Fundamentals in Fundraising: “Raise it Right!” Best Practices for Directors of Development
  • Essentials in Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards
  • How to Prepare for a Capital Campaign
  • Major Gifts
  • Making the Ask
  • Effective Case Statements
  • Foundation Research and Grant Writing
  • Planned Giving and Legacy Programs
  • Raising Endowment Funds
  • Creating Development Plans
  • Development Assessments
  • Ethical Fundraising-Whose Responsibility is it?
  • Building Email Relationships
  • Social Media to Build Relationships and Attract Donors
  • Ramping Up Fundraising When the Economy is Down
  • NH Grants Institute (3-days)