Back by popular demand: the four-part "GrantReady" workshop series provides organizational development and grant-writing training with tools and skills needed to help nonprofits become more competitive for grant funding, and better prepared to operate and evaluate their programs and projects. NEOEDD offers this series at IGNITE, 104 Depot St. in La Grande, on Mondays, Aug. 6 to 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GrantReady consists of four Monday training sessions for board, staff members, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. Topics include:
- Organizational and project budgeting
- Components of a grant proposal
- Funding plan
- Evaluation methods
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
- Board relations
- Foundation site visits
- Grant reporting
“Participants will also meet staff from several foundations who will provide insights into their organizations and what they are looking for in a grant proposal,” says NEOEDD Executive Director Lisa Dawson. “This is a great opportunity for participants to begin to make personal contacts in the nonprofit world.”
What past participants have said about GrantReady:
- “Learning about the different types of grants, (i.e., “Capacity Building,” etc.) was invaluable. Learning the correct budget submission for a grant proposal. Learning about “In-Kind” costs to add to the budget package. Really, there is so much I learned from your class that I can’t praise it enough. I could not learn this same information any other way.”
- “The resource packets are phenomenally helpful.”
- "I really appreciated the focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity as an integral part of the grant application process."
- “I benefited from listening to other nonprofits in the class as they discussed their issues. Priceless.”
- “The feedback on my grant proposal was invaluable. What a terrific opportunity to learn exactly what a grantor is looking for gives me confidence that I can propose a successful grant package.”
- “All of the slides and handouts are going in my permanent files. Their content is excellent in directing my energy in the right direction. And I really appreciate the resources.”
- "Thank you for teaching a workshop that was grounded in principles of inclusivity and broad in the scope of skills that it provided."
This program is available thanks to a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust.