Grants 102: Certification Program, FIU @I-75, Tuesday, 05. November 2019

Grants 102: Certification Program
Tuesday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grants 102 builds upon the content of Grants 101 to focus exclusively on preparing a successful grant proposal. This 2-day seminar is designed for those who have little or no grant writing experience. Through a series of mini-lectures and in-class writing activities, participants will each prepare an outline of a grant proposal for a project of their choice. During the 2-day seminar, participants will receive individualized feedback on their grant outline.
To receive certification, participants will be required to attend both sessions (November 5, 2019 and November 12, 2019), successfully complete an online exam, and submit a completed grant proposal outline.
Program topics include:


Understanding the components and characteristics of successful grant proposals


Writing Exercises: Statement of Need, Program Description, Program Evaluation, Organizational Background, and Budget


Learning Outcomes - Participants will: 


Develop the content for a competitive grant proposal


Prepare a grant proposal outline and budget


 Prerequisite: Grants 101 (or other introductory grants seminar)
 Note: Grants 102 does not address grant writing for academic research grants.
Participants are asked to bring the following on both days of the course:


Idea for a program, project, or service for which grant funding is sought


 Laptop or tablet (to complete in class activities such as searching the Internet and writing)


Hard copy of a grant proposal written in the past (if they have one)


Notepad/pen


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 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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