Grant Writing 101: Nuts and Bolts of Successful Grants Date: October 20, 2009 Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) Site: Indianapolis Fees: $150 – East Central & West Central Members; $250 – Non Members (Fee includes book & lunch) Deadline: October 13, 2009 (Register early as seating is limited.) Credit: 3 CRUs or 6 PGPs will be issued Audience: Curriculum Directors, Superintendents, Title Directors, Teachers, Department Chairpersons, Teachers, Non-Profit Agencies, and anyone interested in learning how to write and/or improve their grant writing skills. About the Program: Grant Writing 101: Nuts and Bolts of Successful Grants will teach the fundamentals of grantsmanship to help participants write and manage successful grants. The class will encompass a five-step program including the following components: 1. Identifying needs and projects; 2. Identifying foundation grant makers; 3. Writing successful grant proposals; 4. Cultivating grant makers; and 5. Accountability. The presenter will invite questions throughout the presentation and participants will engage in an exercise to identify the best foundation prospects for an identified project. All participants will receive a copy of the author’s book titled, “Let’s Write a Grant,” a $50 value and take-home guide for writing future proposals. Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to (1) identify the five-step grantsmanship process, (2) research prospects to identify the best funding sources for their schools and projects; and (3) write a foundation grant proposal utilizing a standard format. About the Presenter: Glenda O’Neal, M.A., located in Cincinnati, OH, is a consultant specializing in grant writing and the management of grant programs. She works with clients in the fields of education, social services, health care, government, and other public and private institutions and companies throughout the United States. Glenda assists organizations with their grant seeking efforts to foundations and government agencies. She is recognized especially for a 100% success rate planning and writing federal grants. Her consultation has resulted in applications ranking first in the nation and tallying perfect scores. O’Neal is the author of “Let’s Write a Grant,” a step-by-step guide for preparing a foundation proposal. Glenda is a presenter for Thompson Publishing Group’s series of audio conferences on federal grant topics and serves on Thompson Publishing Group’s Grants Editorial Advisory Board. She has instructed grant writing courses for the University of Missouri's Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program in St. Louis, MO., for San Jose State University’s Professional Development Program in San Jose, CA, and the Foundation Center and CompassPoint in San Francisco. She also conducts training programs nationally at conferences and meetings. To register for this workshop, go to www.wciesc.k12.in.us and click on Professional Development. Call Alia Hazel at 765.653.2727 if you need assistance with the registration process. Pre-registration is required. A confirmation will be e-mailed to each registrant. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation after you register, call the WCIESC right away.
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