SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
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A to Z Granwriting for Non-Profit Organizations and Grantwriting Professionals presents a step-by step overview of the grantwriting process providing students with the skills and tools to implement a successful grantwriting campaign to submit ongoing proposals to government, foundation, and corporate funders.
Linda Vallejo engages students in meaningful discussions and welcomes students to ask questions and state needs as a part of the learning experience. The seminar has been developed to assist a wide variety of non profit professionals include representatives from education, arts, health, environmental, health social service, and religious non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, government agencies, and individuals wishing to become consultants
The seminar is an excellent opportunity for the novice as well as for the intermediate and advanced grantwriting professional in focusing and honing their skills. Seminars are open to all and have been designed for community leaders, nonprofit leadership and staff, environmentalists, health administrators, faith-based organizers, K-16 educators, and school administrators. Organizations and agencies are encouraged to send teams of 2-3 representatives to establish a successful grantwriting team where everyone is on the same page. Seminars and workshops can be provided in a variety of time schedules ranging in length from 3 hours to 2 days.
Students learn how to:
- Implement a successful grantwriting campaign for long-term funding and stability
- Find and organize “good match” potential foundation, corporate, and government funders to support program efforts
- Establish a well-organized and productive grantwriting team and office
- Develop positive ongoing communications with potential funding sources and collaborative partners, and supporters
- Prepare for all funding opportunities and eliminate the stress and chaos of submitting proposals at the last minute
- Understand a complete proposal package required by all funding sources including measurable objectives, evaluation, plan and budgets
Students receive an A to Z Grantwriting Manual with all lessons, targeted resources, tools and samples as well as a personalized list of good match potential funders to help them get started in the grantwriting process.
A to Z Granwriting Workshops for Individual Artists helps artists to prepare a full proposal package to submit for fellowships, residencies, and exhibitions.
Students learn how to:
- Study complete individual artist proposal package including resume, bio, artist statement, work samples, and budget
- Read and study one sample artist fellowship and residency application(s)
- Work in-class to write a draft artist statement, OR bio, OR resume
Students receive a workshop manual with links to regional, state, national and international individual artist grants, fellowships, and residencies.
Seminars and Workshops Fees can be found at the top of the page under FEES
Linda Vallejo works with non-profit organizations to:
- Organize targeted potential funders including application guidelines and documents, items, and materials required in a proposal package
- Create a grantwriting plan with application deadlines to help the organization forecast opportunities and deadlines
- Organize and update the organization’s full proposal package including need statement, measurable objectives, evaluation plan, and budgets
- Develop positive communications and relationships with potential funders
- Submit ongoing proposals to good match government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
Linda Vallejo also works with individual artists to locate and submit grants for individuals, fellowships and residencies
Consultation Fees can be found at the top of the page under FEES
How do I become a grantwriter?
- Find out the organization’s schedule and attend a few special events to introduce yourself to leadership and express your willingness to write grants in an informal setting.
- Work on your knowledge of the grants available in your region for their specific type of organization and program.
- Collect a few letters of recommendation from community members and previous employers/educators to provide a character reference and to share your excellent communication, organizational and writing skills.
- Offer to volunteer to write one proposal and if the process is completed successfully (you work well with the organization, executive director, and staff) you can then discuss a position with the organization.