What You Should Know and Be Able to Do if the Program Staff Don’t Provide or Don’t Know How to Provide Research to Defend Their Program
More grant professionals are confident in defending the need for a program than the program itself and for good reason. Many grant professionals are not subject matter experts, but experts in grant writing, implementation procedures and management processes. While ideally, the subject matter experts who implement the program would provide the grant professional all the content needed to write the proposal, many grant writers are told the basic outline of a program and expected to come up with the rest. Consequently, grant professionals find themselves becoming experts at researching articles, models, and evidence to defend and explain the program activities an organization will implement. If you don’t have this knowledge and experience, what do you need to know to make your searches more successful and efficient?
What you’ll learn:
This training aligns with the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s Competencies and Skills and is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Full participation in this training is also applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
GPCI Competency 1: Knowledge of how to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
GPCI Competency 4: Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
Julie Assel, GPC, President/CEO Assel Grant Services
Julie founded Assel Grant Services in 2007 and has over fifteen years of experience in grant
writing, research, and management. She has written and reviewed numerous federal, foundation, corporation, and local grants focused on education, healthcare, STEM, mental health, substance
abuse, homeless outreach, human services, and small business. She is a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer, and currently serves as the President of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute’s board of directors. Julie has successfully secured over $144 million in grant funding over since 2003.