With decades of experience teaching college students and adults, we pivot quickly to offer workshops that suit your needs. Our workshops are fun, lively, interactive, and bring results: they create a culture of grants at your institution.
Grants 101: Grant Fundamentals.
This workshop will build the foundation of your grants knowledge by focusing on key terminology and explaining how to find appropriate funders.
Grants 102: The Five Essential Elements of Every Grant Application
Every grant application will ask you five key questions. But those questions are not always easy to find, especially when you are faced with an 80-page grant solicitation. In this workshop, you’ll learn what those five elements are – and where to find them in a grant solicitation.
Grants 103: What Funders Really Want
Winning funding helps our projects become a reality. But how do we balance what we want versus what the funder wants? In this workshop, we will read through both grant applications that federal agencies funded—and applications were not funded. After a game of “Which One Won?” we will read through some federal RFPs and brainstorm how to turn your project into one that meets funder expectations.
Grants 104: Don’t Be Afraid of Number: Crafting Convincing Budgets
Budgets can be tricky and intimidating. However, most grant applications want the same basic budget line information. We will review these line items and brainstorm ways to estimate—and then firm up—budget amounts. We will also discuss “budget to actuals.”
Grants 105: Making Logic Models Work for You!
Appropriate participants include: faculty, staff involved with student services, and staff involved in uploading applications/post award reporting.
Logic models are sometimes required by grant applications—and sometimes they are useful tools to create even if a funder does not require them. But not everyone thinks in terms of graphs and flowcharts. What are “inputs,” “outputs,” “goals,” and “objectives”? We will examine each of these in turn so as to help you create a strong project—and take away the mystery of the logic model.