Tuesday, September 21, 2010

UIS hosts grant and proposal writing workshops for local non-profit groups

The Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center (CINRC) at the University of Illinois Springfield is pleased to announce the launch of a new workshop series on grant seeking and proposal writing. Kristin Olson, a well-established grant writing professional in central Illinois will serve as the guest instructor.

All workshops will take place on select Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon at Brookens Library on the UIS campus.

The first workshop on September 22, 2010, is entitled “Grant Writing 101”. The workshop will share some of the secrets of the grant writing trade and teach participants how to write a successful proposal.

On October 6, 2010, the topic is “Budgeting Basics”. This workshop will help participants create a basic budget that can be included in a grant proposal when the funder doesn't provide a form. The class will also discuss what information to include in a budget narrative and how to demonstrate in-kind support.

“Developing a Need Statement” will be the focus of an October 20, 2010, workshop. The class will discuss how to find and use comparative data to demonstrate the need for a project.
On November 11, 2010, the workshop will take participants through “Federal Grants Step-By-Step”. This class will walk participants through the steps needed to submit a competitive federal proposal. Beginning with registering organizations with Grants.gov, the class will discuss the requirements for submitting an online application.

On October 13 and November 10 the CINRC will also offer its standard complimentary workshop in “Locating Private Foundation Funding”. In addition, the class will discuss private foundations and how to approach them.

Registration is required for all of the classes and seating is limited. Please register online at http://url.uis.edu/CINRCCalendar. The cost of the workshops is $25 per session, except for the complimentary October 13 and November 10 events. Participants can pay through credit or debit card through the registration web site.

For more information contact Pamela Salela, coordinator of the Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center at 217/206-6783 or email psale2@uis.edu.

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