The Bulfinch Fund in collaboration with the American Antiquarian Society will present a day long workshop on grants research and writing on Friday June 7th from 8:30 – 4. The workshop will be held at the AAS’s Goddard-Daniels House 190 Salisbury Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01609. The cost of the program is $40. A box lunch will be served for an additional $10. Register at www.TheBulfinchFund.org. Your registration fee of $50 will be a tax deductible donation to The Bulfinch Fund, a nonprofit organization that is restoring the National Historic Landmark known as The Bulfinch Church in Lancaster, MA. Click on the DONATE NOW button, join us and your peers for this wonderful workshop AND help preserve the Bulfinch Church.
The full day program will be conducted by Martha Moore, the founder and Executive Director of The Bulfinch Fund and long-time grants trainer and non-profit consultant. The day will consist of the following workshop sessions:
Introduction to Grants Research [2.5 hrs.]
The Introduction to Grants Research Workshop introduces you to the world of Philanthropy. Attendees will discover the wealth of opportunity that exists in foundation and government grants. Primary focus will be given to foundation grants because when organizations are just starting out foundation grants are more accessible than government grants. We will introduce you to the process of grants research and all that it entails. You will learn how to find the foundation or government agency that best aligns to your organization needs. We will demo the Foundation Directory Online a national database from the Foundation Center with over 100,000 funders and their guidelines. Grants.gov the Federal database of grant opportunities will also be reviewed. Both of these databases are critical to finding the right grant maker for your organization. During the interactive portion of the class we will select some organizations from the audience and demonstrate how a search strategy is created. The workshop will also highlight key resources (books, websites, and databases) that will be essential to getting a “Yes” to your grant proposal.
Introduction to Grant Writing [2.5 hrs.]
Learn how to create a winning grant proposal! We’ll look at the different types of grant proposals, the typical components of a proposal and the steps in the process. We’ll also talk about how you can make the process as efficient as possible – how to get the proposals out and still have time to provide services to the community! A look at sample proposals including AGM’s Common Proposal Form, websites and other helpful resources will also be covered. The interactive portion of the class will include focus on the writing aspect of grants – what simple ways of working can save time and agony. We’ll spend some time sharing our own experiences good & bad to learn from each other. Please note this is meant as an introductory level class.
We are limited to 25 people so register early. You will receive a confirmation email. For additional information or for questions contact Martha Moore at info@TheBulfinchFund.org. You can also call 978-365-557o, email is preferred however.