SOLD OUT! Grant Writing Palooza! 2019
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SOLD OUT! Grant Writing Palooza! 2019

Grant Writing is a critical skill for nonprofit professionals. Participants in this full day of grant writing training will learn from local experts; hear from funders, and network with peers to share ideas on grant writing best practices.

6/20/2019
When: June 20th, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St
Omaha, Nebraska  68106
United States
Contact: Abby Hughes
402-557-5800


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Grant Writing is a critical skill for nonprofit professionals. Participants in this full day of grant writing training will learn from local experts; hear from local funders, and network with peers to share ideas on grant writing best practices.

Our Agenda: (AKA - We heard you!)

You said...: 

  • Provide more time for networking
  • Include more breadth of information, from basics to writing mechanics
  • Give you more choices in what sessions to attend

This year...:

  • Will feature an optional networking lunch.
  • You can choose to attend the full day or just the morning or afternoon session
  • Subject-matter experts will be on hand to provide advice 
  • Bring a grant you're working on! You'll have time to work. 


8am - 8:30am: Registration for All-Day Attendees, and for Morning-Only Attendees


Morning Session: 
8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Morning workshops:
8:00-8:30 am -Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30-9:15 am - What gets Funded? A discussion with local funders
     Kim Armstrong, Mutual of Omaha
     Liz Codina, Peter Kiewit Foundation
     Matthew Henkens, Iowa West Foundation

9:30-10:30 am - Do Your Numbers Add Up? Budgeting for Grants
     Kristine Hull, Nebraska Appleseed
     Robert Patterson, Kids Can Community Center

10:45-11:30 am - But What does this mean? Common grant application section headings explained 
     Lisa Fox, Fox Creek Fundraising
11:30 am - 12:15 pm - Finding Money: Finding grants that work for your organization 
     Lisa Fox, Fox Creek Fundraising


12:15 - 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch

Are you working on a grant right now? Do you have a boilerplate narrative you're working on? Bring it to lunch where subject matter experts will be on hand to provide advice. 
     Experts on hand: Lisa Fox, Fox Creek Consulting & Susan Stratta, Grantwriting Professionals Association, and more


12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Registration for Afternoon-only attendees

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon workshops:
1:00-2:00 pm - Combatting Compassion Fade - Incorporating emotional appeals into your grant writing that are effective and get results
     Shane Penky, Boys Town
2:15-3:30 pm - Make Your Case - How to write stronger needs and impact statements
     Dr. Josie Schafer, UNO Center for Public Affairs Research 
3:30-5:00 pm - Open Workshop time - experienced grant writers will be on hand to answer your grant questions 1-1. Bring a grant or boilerplate you're working on to get the most out of this time. 
     Experts on hand: Lisa Fox, Fox Creek Consulting & Sara Ruttle, Grantwriting Professionals Association, Dr. Josie Schafer, UNO Center for Public Affairs
     Research, 
and more


Important Information
:

 - Note you have the option to attend just the morning session, just the afternoon session, or the full day. Please make sure you purchase the correct ticket. Familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy here.

- You will get much more out of the day if you bring your laptop &/or a paper copy of a grant you are working on. People will be on hand to help you. 

 - Your registration fee includes lunch.

Registration Fees (includes lunch):

All Day: $100 for members; $200 for not-yet members

Morning session only: $50 for members; $100 for not-yet members

Afternoon session only: $50 for members; $100 for not-yet members

Download the Agenda