Grants 101: Introduction to Grants, FIU @I-75, Tuesday, 01. October 2019

Grants 101: Introduction to Grants
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grants 101 is an introductory seminar to the grants process designed for those with no grants experience. During this 1-day active learning seminar, participants will be introduced to all phases of the grants process including:


Identifying your organization’s funding priorities that are most appropriate for grant funding


Assessing your organization’s grant management capacity


Researching, identifying, and communicating with prospective grant funders 


Reviewing grant guidelines to understand a funder’s proposal requirements


Understanding the components and characteristics of successful grant proposals


Reviewing grant proposals to identify the do’s and don’ts of effective proposal writing


Implementing effective grants management strategies


Learning Outcomes - Participants will: 


Acquire a baseline understanding of the entire grants process


Learn how to identify appropriate grant opportunities and prospective funders


Learn how to prepare a competitive grant proposal


Acquire tips to effectively manage a grant award


Prerequisite: None
Note: Grants 101 does not address the grants process for academic research grants.

About the Instructor
Catherine Raymond, Ph.D.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Catherine Raymond has assisted numerous organizations to effectively plan for their organizational future as well as to plan, implement, and evaluate their programs and services. Her focus is in the areas of arts and culture, education/STEM, environment, human services, and youth development. Throughout her career, she has developed extensive expertise in writing award-winning grant proposals for many nonprofit organizations. In addition to her grants development work, Dr. Raymond assists nonprofits in the areas of strategic planning and program development and evaluation. She has also taught courses on these topics at Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami. She has a Ph.D. in Public Affairs (with a focus on nonprofit management and capacity building) as well as an M.S. in ***** Education/Human Resource Development, both from FIU. Her undergraduate degree is from Cornell University in Microbiology.
Dr. Raymond consistently receives very high ratings from Grants 101 and Grants 102 participants as a result of her engaging instructional style, her knowledge, and the usefulness of the resources she provides to seminar participants. 

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