DIY Grant Writing Series Part Three

Grant funding is a great way to support and expand your programs, but it’s a notoriously frustrating and confusing process.

The DIY Grant Writing Program presented by Grants Ink © in collaboration with The Center for Social Change is focused on providing nonprofit and fiscally-sponsored organizations a clear cut practical framework on how to find, acquire, and sustain grant funding that can be put into action right away! When we’re done, grant writing will go from being a stressful and mundane task to an empowering way for you to increase impact and make a real change in your community!

Part One: Overview of the basics of grant research and writing.

Part Two: Overview of grant funding strategy and best practices.

Part Three: Practical application of grant writing and research. In this 2-day, intensive workshop we’re putting pen to paper and giving you the opportunity to craft your own tailored research report, choose a grant to apply for, draft the application, present your case to our “funding board”, and receive real-time feedback on your proposal! The best part is that you’ll have enough completed at the end of the two-day workshop that you’ll be able to submit the proposal for real funding! You can attend part three even if you did not attend part one and/or part two!

Class Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, July 30th

1:00 pm -1:30 pm: Live Welcome* & Introductions

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Video Instruction 1: Research & Workplan Development

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Live Instruction: Project Rollout – Drafting a grant proposal

Day 2: Friday, July 31st

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Video Instruction 2: What is a proposal? Establishing an outline*

10:00 am: Email assignment

10:15 am – 12:00 pm: Video Instruction 3: Let’s draft your proposal!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Live Check – in

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Individual & Group Work Time

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Live Presentations and Feedback

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Final Thoughts*

Active C4SC Members receive 20% off!

About the presenter:

Grants Ink © mission is to empower nonprofits with the knowledge and skills to craft proposals that attract funders and create real change in the community. We believe that grant funds should be equally accessible to all qualified nonprofits and that with the right tools, organizations can achieve sustainability and growth. We’re here to support impactful causes that serve our communities needs and create a better world for all.

Lorinda Gonzalez is an AGWA Certified Grant Writer and Trainer and Director of Grants Ink ©.

She brings over 10 years of grant writing experience to the team leading to over $14M in awarded funds from government, local and private funders.

Additional details:

This workshop will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive the link to access the workshop via email after signing up.

The workshop recording will be available for viewing for a limited time to participants who complete the evaluation survey at the end of the workshop.


Image and Audio Consent and Release:

This workshop will be recorded. By attending this event, you acknowledge that your image and audio may be captured in the recording pending your participation, and you agree that the Center for Social Change reserves the right to license, sell, archive, maintain, distribute, and/or share the workshop recording for any reason or purpose, and you release the Center for Social Change from all liability related to the live virtual workshop or the use of its recording.

Free Webinar with James Pann: Want to get grants? Start with a logic model.

The logic model is an essential tool for grant writers. It is a 1-page visual description of the important elements of a program: resources, activities, outputs and outcomes.

It assists with the design and evaluation of programs. An effective one can readily communicate to funders what a program is and is not, and how the program is expected to work.

During the webinar we will cover:

Steps to develop a logic model
Use of logic models for brainstorming during program design
Use of logic models to identify funding opportunities
How logic models can be used to strengthen grant applications
Logic models as communication tools
Ask me anything about logic models, program design and evaluation
I will also share a logic model template that you can use for grant proposals and projects.

Org Toolkit: Best Practices in Grant Writing

Learn the best practices of grant proposal writing from a local expert.

Whether you’re working on a proposal for a community foundation or applying for government funding to continue the crucial work your non-profit does for our community, this edition of the Org Toolkit will offer fresh insight and an opportunity to ask specific questions about grant proposals. This workshop is ideal for small and medium sized non-profits working through their own grants and who may be in need of support.

About the Speaker:
Lorinda Gonzalez, founder and director of Grants Ink, has more than 10 years of grant writing experience, leading to over $9M in awarded funds from government, local and private funders. Lorinda has taught over 100 workshops and is continually seeking new opportunities to learn the latest trends in proposal development, which she openly shares with students and clients.

9 – 9:30 am: Registration and refreshments
9:30 – 11 am: Presentation

Free for C4SC members | $10 for non-members