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Grant Writing Workshops

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Is your nonprofit ready to pursue grant funding? Learn about types of grants, typical financial requirements to apply, and the time investment to submit grants. Includes an overview of Nebraska’s unique grantmaking landscape.

Prerequisite: Take the “What It Takes to Pursue Grants” is highly recommended to sort through the requirement necessary for an organization to even be considered for grants.

Successful grant writing takes skill, practice and a little luck! Learn the fundamentals of grant writing, including terminology, funding sources, reviewing grant proposals, and the basics of preparing a grant proposal.

When nonprofits pursue grants, one of the most important documents they’ll have to include with applications is their budget. But funders are looking for specific things when they review budgets, and a poorly-crafted one can undermine chances for success. Discover how to structure your annual budget, what should and should not be in your budget and how to properly allocate expenses to ensure you get “credit” for all your good work with funders.

Spring is when most foundations open their grant cycles, but finding and vetting grant opportunities (also called “prospecting”) can be frustrating and time-consuming for nonprofit fundraisers.

We will examine where to find grant opportunities, review two common fundraising databases and demonstrate how to evaluate whether you’re eligible for a grant and are likely to be competitive if you apply.

Grant applications are more likely to be awarded if your organization has a positive relationship with the foundation. But how do you establish and build these relationships? This class will teach the skills for “cultivation”—building relationships with private funders, with an eye toward generating funding for your mission year after year.

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