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Partnership Pays: Building a Collaborative Grant Proposal
National Nonprofit Trainer & Consultant, Founder
A federal program officer was speaking for many 21st-century grantmakers when he said a few years ago: “Whether we require a partnership proposal or not, the truth is, if your proposal ain’t collaborative, it ain’t gonna be competitive!”
Thinking and working collaboratively “pays” in many ways for your grantseeking organization. But creating and sustaining meaningful partnership doesn’t get any less challenging when there’s a grant proposal at stake. In this thought-provoking, down-to-reality session, we’ll take a close look at what “collaboration” means in the community—and how you can make it work for you. We’ll explore the issues, challenges, and benefits of thinking collaboratively in the community and learn the down-to-earth realities of pulling together a high-quality collaborative grant proposal. Topics covered include:
- “Cooperation” to “collaboration”: the partnership continuum
- The four essential stages in the life cycle of a collaboration—what to expect and how to manage each
- Five major steps to developing a collaborative grant proposal
- Partnership protocols and issues
For this session, you’ll be introduced to GrantsUSA’s powerful Community Collaboration Starter Kit process, a simple but powerful technique for quickly bringing diverse organizations and interests together around a common need or issue—in time to meet your proposal deadline.
About the Presenter
Maryn Boess is a 24-year grant professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information, tools, publications, websites, and training curricula. These include the multi-level Grantsmanship Academy certificate course and the Ultimate Grants Toolkit resource notebook and CD set. A leader in the national grantsmanship field, Maryn travels extensively to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for nonprofit success. Since October 2006, she has also been “on the other side” —managing about $2 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents.
Sneak Preview Videos
Check out these three short video excerpts for quick tips and tricks, and a sneak preview of the grants webinar series:
- It's Not about the Post Hole Digger
- It's 12 12 12...Do You Know What Your Proposal Is up to?
- The Biggest Proposal Budget Bloopers & How to Avoid Them
About the SeriesWe have built the Successful Grants Stewardship webinar series around the principles, tools, and strategies of grantsmanship essentials. Not to be confused with a beginning granstmanship or Grants 101-type program, these are rigorous, content-rich sessions designed for grants novices and veterans alike. The series will show you a new, powerful way to think about your role in the grants field; new, powerful strategies for organizing and managing a successful grants effort; and new, powerful tools for winning corporation, foundation, and government dollars to support your organization’s work.
Price is per connection! Share one connection with your entire development team, Board, and/or staff by projecting the presentation and broadcasting sound via speaker phone. If you plan to share your connection with individuals not directly affiliated with your organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
Instructions for connecting to the webinar coming soon.
January 4th, 2013 9:30 AM through 11:00 AM
|NAO Members||$ 49.50|