Free Grant Writing Workshop in Auburn

Free Workshop, Introduction to Grant Writing


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Sierra Nevada Alliance is Hosting a Sierra Nevada Conservancy Grant Writing Workshop in Auburn March 5th and 6th from 9:00-3:00. Sierra Nevada Alliance 2019 Member Groups have preference and can register now. If you are not a 2019 member group you can become one here.
If you do not want to become a Member Group but would like to attend the workshop if there are available spots, please e-mail Sara Monson.

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 Auburn on March 5th and 6th. 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.