How to Improve Your Grant Writing Skills

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How to Improve Your Grant Writing Skills

July 18 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm CDT

Grant writing is a competitive endeavor, and many agencies approach the task poorly prepared. Dean Klinkenberg has been involved in dozens of grant cycles as both an applicant and a reviewer. In this program, he will give an overview of the federal agencies and private foundations that regularly offer funding and describe how to evaluate which grants to apply for. He will then describe the different sections of a grant application and what content should be covered in each section. The program will finish with 20 tips to improve grant writing skills, which will include common mistakes grant writers make and how to avoid them. If you are a social worker, program administrator, program manager, or anyone at an agency who expects to apply for funding to start a new program or expand an existing one or otherwise seek external funding to improve the services you offer, enroll in this program to learn how to make your grant application more competitive. 

Objectives:

  • Review federal agencies and private foundations that regularly offer funding
  • Describe how to evaluate which grants to apply for
  • Describe the different sections of a grant application and what content should be covered in each section
  • Review 20 tips to improve grant writing skills
  • Discuss common mistakes when writing a grant and how to avoid making them

Dean Klinkenberg is a professional writer with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He has been lead or co-lead investigator on two dozen grants and contracts. He has served as a grant reviewer for federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He has also consulted on grant applications to private foundations and has worked with multiple non-for-profit agencies that received foundation funding. Klinkenberg is also a professional writer who has published works in many different formats and for a diverse range of audiences.

$69

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