A one-day complete “nuts and bolts” guide to grant proposal development and management of critical proposal development processes. Participants will develop a detailed outline of a full grant proposal and develop logical and compelling narrative and spreadsheets in the challenging sections of needs assessments, objectives, evaluation and budget. Participants will also develop strategies for researching, cultivating, communicating, and building partnerships with foundation, corporation, and government funders.
Additionally, the workshop will cover “important yet rarely-discussed” topics such as writing and editing styles, expectations and measurement of a successful grant writing program, the relationship of grants to overall organizational fundraising, the role of management and volunteer leadership in grant-development initiatives, and organizational team-building to support grant proposal development. Comprehensive handouts and online resources are provided.
This workshop has been highly rated as effective for both the beginner and advanced grant-writer, because of the unique perspectives provided by the presenter.
September 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Jeff Cohen
Jeffrey Cohen is the owner and managing consultant of Cohen & Associates, a firm providing consulting, training, and direct service in nonprofit fundraising, grants, campaigns, board development, strategic planning, mission and vision development, and marketing. The company’s mission is to ensure that nonprofit and community-based organizations – especially smaller-scaled, new, and/or developing ones – can access the knowledge, tools, and resources for mission-inspired, egalitarian-managed revenue generation.
As a management team member, consultant, and professional in the nonprofit sector, Jeff has worked with non-profit organizations for eighteen years, raising millions of dollars from foundations, corporations, government funders, and individual donors – across the spectrum of human needs.
Jeff has a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Georgia (1990) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tulane University (1985). Jeff is also a Past President of the Greater Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).