Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Introduction to Grant Writing

Friday, August 25

9:30 am — 12:30 pm

Career Source Career Center  186 Alewife Brook Parkway, 3rd Floor, Cambridge MAP

Cost: $68   ($60 + $8 materials fee)

Presenter: Lisa Perry-Wood

Grant writing skills are a hot, in-demand skill. They are invaluable to anyone working in non-profits, community programs, government agencies, academic research, arts and environmental groups and even corporations seeking grants or government contracts. This ability is also a valuable skill for job seekers or volunteers serving in community based organizations.

This half-day grant writing workshop provides an introduction to the grant writing process including an overview of the essential administrative functions for grant acquisition, types of funding sources, cultivation of funders, breakdown of budgets, the anatomy of a grant,  and preparing a proposal paper.

Participants will gain the following benefits:

  • An overview of fundraising in today’s competitive environment
  • “Hands on” skills in researching funding sources
  • Understanding of how to approach and cultivate funding prospects
  • Mastery of all the elements of grant writing basics
  • Grant Writing Tips and Best Practices
Presenter

Lisa Perry-Wood is a principal in Clarity Consulting Partners, with over 25 years of grant writing and fundraising experience. Her client list has included small and large non-profits, government agencies, public and charter schools, providing grants and fundraising work in education, the arts, science, human services, social justice and other areas. Lisa has taught a 3-credit course in grant writing and fund development for local colleges and universities, as well as numerous workshops and classes for Associated Grant Makers in Boston. She was the founding president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Grants Professionals Association. Lisa lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a certified yoga teacher/Ayurveda consultant, and received a Masters of Divinity in May 2016.

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