FHSU's Management Development Center to offer 'ABC's of Grant Writing'

08/10/16 sds
HAYS, Kan. -- The Management Development Center at Fort Hays State University will offer "ABC's of Grant Writing" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the FHSU Memorial Union's Stouffer Lounge.

The workshop is an introduction for beginners and a refresher for grant writers looking to polish existing skills and receive updates about funding trends. It is designed for people who work with schools, non-profits and economic development organizations. Participants will learn strategies to find federal and non-federal funding sources, the basics of proposal development, and tips for increasing competitiveness.

Leslie Paige, coordinator for the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, will facilitate.

Learning outcomes include
• How to target federal and non-federal funding sources with the best "fit" for an organization.
• How to critically evaluate requests for proposals and interpret funder guidelines.
• How to develop logic models, project work plans and appropriate timelines.
• A strategic approach to writing the components of a proposal.
• When to contact program and grant officers and what to say.
• Proven methods designed to increase the probability of funding.
• Strategies designed to improve resubmissions.

"Writing grant proposals can be challenging," said Sabrina William, director of the Management Development Center. "Much of the information provided at the workshop is applicable to anyone interested in writing their first proposal or those who have written grants before but may not have been as successful as they had hoped."

Participants will receive a completion certificate.

The cost is $199. Hays Area Chamber of Commerce members are eligible for a 15-percent discount. The early registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 2.

Registration is available online at https://webapps.fhsu.edu/MDC2.0/Default.aspx. To learn more about this workshop or receive discount codes, contact Conni Dreher at 785-628-4121 or cdreher@fhsu.edu.

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