PARKERSBURG — Our Community’s Foundation, Nonprofits LEAD, and the West Virginia Nonprofit Association are sponsoring a free workshop on “Planning (Not Writing!) Your Grant Application” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. – noon at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Workforce and Community Education Building.
Representatives from nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools are invited to attend the workshop to learn more about the grant planning process from workshop leader Alice Ruhnke, of The Grant Advantage.
A well prepared grant application starts with a well planned project. Workshop participants will learn how to follow the planning process recommended by the Grantsmanship Institute including steps involved in identifying needs, developing approaches to address needs, and outlining expected outcomes after program implementation. Ruhnke also will discuss the role of all members of an organization in the grant planning process, how to develop sections of grant applications to use and re-use, and how to create an organizational file to shorten the time spent preparing grant applications.
Over the past seven years, Ruhnke has worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to help them increase their organizational capacity and secure funding. In 2006, she launched The Grant Advantage, a highly individualized business that offers grant writing and editing services, workshop facilitation, evaluation services, program development and comprehensive funding research. Ruhnke has raised over $3.8 million writing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants and has been in charge of awarding and monitoring federal funds to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia.
To register to attend the workshop, go to https://plannotwriteyourgrantapp.eventbrite.com.
For questions, contact Marian Clowes, Our Community’s Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-428-4438.