Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2009
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GRANT WRITING SEMINAR
A Funding Workshop by the Nation’s Most Knowledgeable Proposal Writer
Courtyard by Marriott, Baltimore
Saturday, September 26, 2009

How to Get More than Your Share of the Billions from Government and Other Funding Sources,
And How to Find and Access the Best Free Resources

Most funding workshops focus on a relatively limited number of sources. Dr. Allen Schmieder, who worked in the U.S. Department of Education for 32 years and directed or helped lead 40 national educational reform programs which dispensed close to $50 billion, identifies over $300 billion in annually available resources in the government, foundations, and the corporate world. Since he co-chaired and served on numerous interagency committees, he also has an intimate knowledge of funding programs in almost every major Federal agency. In addition to showing the way to funding sources, he presents a long list of potentially powerful program resources that are easy to access and free! His hard hitting and provocative presentation has three major focuses:
1) Where's the money and free resources;
2) How to develop a comprehensive and low cost long-range funding strategy; and
3) Maybe best of all, as someone who has coordinated the official evaluation of over 30,000 proposals, he will tell you how to write winning proposals, including his top ten must do's!
Participants will also receive a copy of his latest funding handbook: No Money Left Behind. Dr. Schmieder will be assisted in his presentation by other prominent professors and grant experts.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
This one-day intensive seminar is intended to train both novice and experienced grant writers, evaluators, consultants, and managers that will enable them write and manage successful grants. Therefore, employees, managers, and executives of all types and sizes of non-profits (NGOs), government agencies, educational institutions, and even grant making organizations are invited to attend.

CONTENT OF SEMINAR:
The seminar will provide you in-depth knowledge to enable you identify, apply, and win grants from various organizations. Successful participants should be able to acquire the following grant writing and management skills:
• Identifying relevant funding sources
• Understanding the grant process
• Applying to various grant programs (government, private, and corporate)
• Analyzing grant applications and Request for Proposals (RFPs)
• Undertaking excellent needs assessment
• Developing innovative program activities
• Establishing appropriate goals and objectives
• Developing a management plan for implementation
• Disseminating information and program findings
• Planning for program sustainability
• Developing water-tight budgets that withstand all scrutiny
• Writing grants that are captivating in content and visuals
• Mastering e-grant applications and online forms

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
Participants will have the opportunity of earning the prestigious Certified Grant Strategistâ„¢ (CGS) designation. As a CGS, you will be trusted to help drive the value of your organization by effectively dealing with grant programs and resulting opportunities. This comprehensive and rigorous curriculum covers proposal writing and program development, grant administration, grant consulting, grant evaluation, and grant reviewing.

VENUE
Courtyard by Marriot @ Baltimore Harbor/Downtown
1000 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA
Tel: 443-923-4000
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwidt-courtyard-baltimore-downtown-inner-harbor/

REGISTRATION
Early-Bird Registration (Before July 31, 2009): $195.00
Regular Registration (From August 1, 2009): $295.00
Onsite Registration (Cash Only): $295.00

There are three registration options:
• Register online at: http://www.123signup.com/calendar?Org=irgbusiness
• One can also register by making a check to “IRGB.” All checks must be post dated by September 15, 2009, and mailed to:
Institute for Research on Global Business
6957 Olde Creek Road, Ste. 2300
Rockford, IL 61114, USA
• Onsite Registration – Cash Only: However, please inform us about your intention to attend the seminar at your earliest convenience, so we can make appropriate preparations.

*The Grant Writing Seminar will take place concurrently with the International Conference on Business and Technology (ICBT). Seminar participants interested in a free pass to attend the ICBT should contact us via email by September 15, 2009. The ICBT program begins on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 9 a.m. For more information on the Seminar or the ICBT, write to conference@irgbusiness.com or visit our website at http://www.irgbusiness.com.

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