Bouncing Back with Stimulus Funds: Finding Money in Tight Times

Venue: Right Direction Ministries Family Life Center

Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Event Date/Time: May 12, 2009 End Date/Time: May 13, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 30, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 16, 2009
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Bouncing Back with Stimulus Funds: Finding Money in Tight Times
Capacity Building for Community Development Centers (CDC)
May 12-13, 2009

Training Overview
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Training will start promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Day 1: How’s Your Foundation?

Day One of our workshop series is designed to provide CDCs with information and strategies on organizational development, the elaboration of management structures, processes and procedures, not only within organizations but also within the management of relationships between the different organizations and sectors (public, private and community). Participants will begin to see the importance of a sound infrastructure prior to applying for grant funds. You will also learn step by step how to properly implement, operate, and manage grant-funded program in accordance with grant proposal.

Capacity Building becomes a priority as we are faced with many funding opportunities. This workshop is the foundation to good grant writing and program implementation. Everyone from the veteran development director to the dedicated volunteer will benefit from this training.

Day 2: Tools You Can Use

The funding is available, and the techniques provided during this workshop will clarify, simplify, and expedite your ability to appropriate funding. Participants will learn the essential components of organizing, structuring, and presenting a project for successful grant funding and program execution. Day-Two features strategies tailored towards developing a more competitive grant application that stands out among a large number of others. The workshop will also discuss possible stimulus funding sources, how to leverage community resources, and how to do more with less. Participants will discover firsthand what a seasoned grant proposal writer and evaluator looks for while reading grant submissions.

Participants will have several opportunities to practice actual grant writing and peer review. Everyone is invited, but not required, to bring grant applications they wish to have reviewed and completed. Highlighted topics include available stimulus money in South Carolina, federal forms, budget forms, budget narratives, and accounting methodology.


Additional Information

BEFORE/ON APRIL 16 Both Days (for CDCs) $140 $165 Both Days (for all others) $165 $190 One Day $75 $100 AFTER APRIL 16 Both Days (for CDCs) $165 Both Days (for all others) $190 One Day $100