Workshop Series: Getting Grant Ready

Published June 10, 2024

Tuesday, July 9 & Saturday, July 20

The Gifford Foundation is partnering with The Central New York Community Foundation to launch our next two-part workshop series on grant writing featuring consultant Babette Baker.
Getting Grant Ready is a free 6-hour workshop designed to prepare organizations to become “grant ready” by equipping them with essential skills and tools for proposal writing. Through interactive exercises and real-world examples, attendees will gain hands-on experience writing practical proposals that stand out to potential funders.

Consultant Babette Baker will lead both sessions of the grant writing workshop.

The workshop covers: 

  • an introduction to grant writing basics, including understanding different types of grants
  • the critical components of a compelling proposal, and the importance of aligning proposals with funder priorities
  • crafting clear and persuasive narratives
  • setting achievable goals and objectives, and demonstrating the impact of your programs

The workshop also covers how understanding your organization’s operational capacity is essential for identifying and implementing grant-funded programs. It will delve into developing or revising viable programs and how to align resources for sustainability.

Discussions will also include how to develop or revise viable programs and align resources for sustainability, requesting program and budget modifications, and how your organization can adapt to changing circumstances without jeopardizing funding.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will have a thorough understanding of the grant writing process, from concept to program reporting and closeout, along with the tools to enhance their chances of securing funding.

Registration does not guarantee a spot at the workshop. You will receive a confirmation email once we have had time to review your submission.

Capacity: A maximum of two members per organization may attend.

Session One: The CNY Community Foundation, Ballroom, 431 E Fayette St, Syracuse
Session Two: The Gifford Foundation (basement level conference room), 126 N. Salina St, Syracuse

Dates & Times: Tuesday, July 9 from 4:30 – 7pm and Saturday, July 20 from 9:30am – 1pm. 

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