Grants 101 - Describing the Key Components of Your Program Session 5 of the Grants 101 Series A common mistake of many grant proposals is not providing enough information for the funder to truly understand the program. This session will guide attendees on what key program...

Ethics: Ethics for Grant Proposal Need Statements Session 4 of the Ethics Series Register Now       The way grant professionals describe the needs of their community is an important part of persuading reviewers and grant funders to award a grant. Which need is greatest and most aligned to the...

    Cost: $25/session or $250 for the full series Grants 101 Series Sessions by GPCI Competency Register for the complete series: Register Now     Grants 101 Training Series Grants are about so much more than just grant writing. This series of grant trainings will guide you through 1) researching opportunities, 2) building...

With quick turnarounds and tight deadlines, grant writers can often overlook the importance of tying the numbers in the budget to the activities of the project. While funders give us many opportunities to do this, they often cite the absence of this connection as one of their biggest critiques of grant proposals. I’ve heard it mentioned time after time in funder panels, trainings, and in direct feedback from funders. As you begin a grant proposal and rally the project team, encourage them to have a “budget first” mindset. The budget, after all, is the primary driver of what the grant is all about. When the budget is the last thing on the list to complete, this typically sets off a chain reaction of making last minute edits to the proposal narrative, budget narrative, timeline, etc. This is when the connection between the budget and the project itself can get lost. The two key places where grant writers can be sure to show this connection are the budget narrative and the proposal narrative.

Location Nonprofit Connect 125 East 31st Street Kansas City MO 64108 Fees/Admission $10 - Nonprofit Connect Members $25 - Nonmembers Register Now     Description Grant proposals are an important part of the quiet phase of capital campaigns, but if you aren’t experienced in writing for a capital campaign, there are a lot of questions you...