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Free Grant Writing Workshop

February 13, 2020 - February 14, 2020

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Sierra Nevada Alliance and San Joaquin River Conservancy are cohosting a free grant writing workshop offered by Sierra Nevada Conservancy. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the Region to help achieve its vision for the future: “the magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic, and social health, with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations.” You are our partners and we want to help you obtain funding to achieve these goals!

Who should attend? 
Community, nonprofit, and local government representatives who would like to learn how to prepare effective grant applications. This workshop is geared to the beginning (no experience) and intermediate (moderate grant writing experience) levels.

What will be covered? 
The workshop will cover the basics of grant writing and program development, including:

  • How to make your application as competitive as possible
  • Basic program development for effective grant writing
  • The eight standard parts of a grant application
  • How to create a work plan and budget spreadsheet

This will be a small, interactive class. Participation and writing will be required. Come prepared to discuss a real project that you would like to fund and to write about it. Individual assistance will be provided on writing assignments.

The workshop will be taught by Elissa Brown, Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Fund Development Coordinator. Elissa is an experienced grant writer and grant writing instructor.

Where and When:
The workshop will be held at San Joaquin River Conservancy offices in Fresno on February 13th and 14th. Both days will start at 9 am and end around 3 pm. You’ll be expected to put in 1-2 hours the afternoon or evening of Day 1 on your writing assignment.

If you like to work on a computer, please bring a laptop and a long extension cord. If you prefer to write by hand bring paper and pens. Either is fine! Participants will be sent class materials to bring, either on paper or on your laptop.


February 13, 2020
February 14, 2020
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San Joaquin River Conservancy
5469 E Olive Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727 United States
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(559) 253-7324
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