Beginners Guide to Grant Writing
The two-day Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing program is a great skill
builder for the beginner or intermediate grant writer. Even grant writers
with years of experience describe the workshop as helpful and
enlightening. Whatever a person’s skill level, they can come with an
idea and be ready to write at the end of the first day when they have a
proposal outline and all the resources needed to expand the outline into
a full proposal. Participants return a month later for the second day of
the workshop with their full proposal ready for a peer review, learn
strategies for finding funding, and the have the opportunity to polish
their proposals and then get feedback from grant-writing professionals.
There are classes scheduled throughout Indiana with locations and dates shown on the registration page. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Peggy Hosea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.750.7277.
Grant writing is both a skill and a talent. Skilled grant writers use
persuasive writing to describe their ideas and initiatives. Good grant
writers also use their creative talents, providing vivid descriptions of
the activities that will take place or services that will be provided,
allowing funders to see their funds in action. The Beginner’s Guide to
Grant Writing workshop is designed to build community skills which promote
growth and sustainability.
Today, Indiana is home to new community playgrounds, expanded libraries,
improved businesses, schools, and community agencies that are meeting the
needs of Indiana residents through newly-funded programs and services.
Organizations across the state have received millions of dollars in funded
proposals since the program began.
For example, in less than one year after completing the workshop,
the Girl Scouts received four grants totaling $98,000 to expand programs
and volunteer training. Schools in Greene County raised $135,000 in grant
funds, with another $60,000 pending award. Grant monies are helping
libraries across Indiana digitize community history and expand resources
that will help many Hoosiers for years to come. New buildings are going
up and old buildings are coming down, making room for new and improved
facilities, community revitalization, and infrastructure improvements
totaling more than $300,000. How will you fund your next project?
PCRD and Purdue Extension partner to offer this program several times each year at locations throughout the state. On-site facilitation of the program by Extension Educators is augmented by presentations from grant writing experts and professionals from Purdue University.