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Wheres The Money?: Grant Writing Workshop Tim Smeeding, Mary Tschirhart, Christina Leigh Deitz, and Mitch Wallerstein March 2, 2007.

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1 Wheres The Money?: Grant Writing Workshop Tim Smeeding, Mary Tschirhart, Christina Leigh Deitz, and Mitch Wallerstein March 2, 2007

2 Welcome Goals and Objectives: What Can be Achieved in a Three Hour Seminar? Introduction of Presenters

3 The View from the Funder Experience Things Funders Like Things Funders Dont Like

4 Types of Funding Grants Contracts Donations/Gifts In-kind, cash, assets Earmarked or not Solicited or unsolicited

5 Funding Organizations Government Agencies Federal, State, and Local Private Organizations Foundations Corporations Federated Funders Membership Associations/Clubs

6 Types of Foundations Independent Company-sponsored Community Operating

7 Sources of Ideas for Proposals, Focus on Community Organizations: Strategic plan with funding priorities Packages of fundable units LAI Analysis: Linkage, Ability, Interest Collaboration partners

8 ADSR and Office of Sponsored Programs Maxwell ADSR Office of Sponsored Programs ; Agency Contacts and Forms Background Research Funding Announcements Budget Preparation Workshops

9 Identifying Foundations Notification Services and Databases Community of Science (COS): Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS): Grant Advisor: Grants.gov: Foundation Center: Thompson.com: Newsletters and Periodicals Regional Association of Grantmakers Foundation Web Pages Word of Mouth Directories

10 Online Resources for Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities Foundation Center -- Online training courses, guides and tutorials; 1 hr. and full day class room training SU Library subscription to Foundation Directory Online: Cooperating Collection available at the Onondaga County Public Library - Galleries; Grantseeking Basics offered regularly: The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) -- Daily Federal Grant Announcements: Grantsmanship Center Magazine Archives: The Grantsmanship Training Program: The Fundraising School -- Center on Indiana University Preparing successful grant proposals, Online grant proposals and other fundraising classes Certificate in Fund Raising Management

11 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? General Proposal Writing Tips Proposal Writing Short Course Foundation Center: Grantwriting Tools Non-profit Guides: Guide For Proposal Writing NSF: Developing and Writing Grant Proposals CFDA: Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal EPA: Grant Proposal Writing Guidelines United Nations: Grantwriting Tip Sheets National Institute of Health (NIH): What do Winning Proposals Have in Common? Scholastic, Inc.: Ten Tips… Judy Kunofsky: Six Guidelines… GrantProposal.com: Powerful Proposals Deborah Kluge Proposal Checklist Deborah Kluge: Sample of Powerpoints available from Office of Sponsored Programs: Get Funded, Writing a Compelling Grant Proposal, Budget Planning and Development:

12 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? Sample of Grant Application Forms NY/NJ Common Application Form (CAF) NYRAG (Handout) Common Grant Application, National Network of Grantmakers: Chicago Area Grant Application Donors Forum of Chicago Common Application Form Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Common Application Form Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

13 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? Sample Grant Proposals

14 Proposal Writing Links: Where to Go for Help? (Handout) Proposal Budget Things to Avoid How To Guides

15 Start-To-Finish: Main Steps The LOI / Preproposal Proposal Follow up and Thank You Interim Report to Funders Final Report

16 General Framework for Proposals Executive Summary Statement of Need Project Description / Narrative Budget Organizational Information Conclusion Appendixes / Supportive Documents

17 General Framework for Proposals Executive Summary Statement of Need Why asking for support? Need exists – facts and stats Hope Opportunity Why your organization/research team? Competence, contacts & resources Wont take you off-course Can offer model for others (if pilot)

18 General Framework For Proposals Project Description / Narrative Budget Organizational Information Conclusion Appendixes / Supportive Documents

19 General Framework For Proposals Why Proposals Fail Proposal Writing Short Course Foundation Center

20 Additional SU PPA Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations ANT 700 / CAS 713 Proposal Writing Seminar IST 614 Grant Writing and Fund Development

21 The End Q & A Evaluations


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