Learn about grants. Build capacity.

New to the grant application process? Looking to sharpen your grant writing skills? Want to build your capacity to manage grants? Welcome to GrantLab. Our Capacity Building Program emphasizes specific skills needed to secure and effectively administer federal resources.  

GrantLab facilitates networking opportunities and expert-designed resources and workshops to help organizations do their best work. Check out our events, explore our resources, and share tips for success with peers.

CAPACITY BUILDING EVENTS:

Please join us for any of the following events. Be sure to check back regularly to see what's new!  Questions? Contact our Director of Capacity Building, Dr. Alee Moore.

Upcoming Events

Thursday

March 07 , 2024

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Las Vegas City
Hall

City of North Las Vegas' Nonprofit Accelerator: Capacity Building Workshop Series, Session 1

1-01: Turn Your Network into Contributions: The Critical Role of Cultivation in Funding Your Agency 

---Learn strategies for securing diverse revenue streams including individual donors, corporate partners, and grants.

 

1-02: Grant Writing Challenges: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones

---Learn how to develop common components of a grant application, including need statements, program descriptions, outcomes and outputs, and budgets.

 

Taught by experts: Catherine Hooper and Shelley Loethen of The Encore Institute for Social Impact

Thursday

March 14 , 2024

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

North Las Vegas City
Hall

City of North Las Vegas' Nonprofit Accelerator: Capacity Building Workshop Series, Session 2

2-01: Compassionate Leadership 

---Explore what it means to lead with wisdom and compassion and to strike a balance between the two. 

 

2-02: Strategic Planning

---Learn strategies for effective strategic planning and explore ways organizations can utilize the process to increase impact and meet goals.

 

Taught by expert: Ronesha Jackson of the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

Past Events

Thursday

February 15 , 2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Historic Westside
School

Empowering Communities: Outreach and Inclusive Engagement with Historically Underserved Populations

Community outreach is an effort to increase awareness of and expand access to services. But when those who would benefit most from your services face roadblocks such as low income, disability, language barriers, or cultural differences, what outreach strategies are most effective to address their unique needs? Join us as we dive into the crucial realm of community outreach and engagement strategies that emphasize inclusivity, community trust, collaborative partnerships, and positive change for underserved populations. Learn to engage marginalized communities in ways that are meaningful and empowering. 

 

Taught by expert: Dr. Lauren Chapple-Love of Elle Psychological Services

Tuesday

February 06 , 2024

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual

An Ounce of Prevention: Post Award Considerations for Grant Writers

One of the best tools in eliminating risk in federal grant performance is careful crafting of the grant application. Yet, too often, those tasked with developing grant applications lack the support they require in understanding the key risks inherent in post-award grant management. This workshop provides guidance on how to evaluate potential funding opportunities and key performance risks in advance of submitting a federal grant application and discusses critical areas of preliminary coordination. 

 

 

Taught by expert: Scott S. Sheffler of Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer and Fidell LLP 

Thursday

February 01 , 2024

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

Finding, Hiring, and Engaging High Performing Team Members

For nonprofits operating with staffing shortages and steep turnover rates, it can be tempting to cut corners to quickly fill gaps in service delivery. Yet, in the long run, a bad hire is expensive, costing time, energy, and disruption. In this workshop you’ll gain tips to assess and define your organization’s needs and values before you begin the hiring process. You'll walk away with tools to develop inclusive job descriptions that attract the right talent, resources to better evaluate candidates, and guidance to design a retention strategy to manage turnover rates and employee satisfaction.

 

Taught by expert: Ronesha Jackson of the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

Friday

January 19 , 2024

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Application
Submission Deadline

Winter 2024 Proposal Writing Intensive

Learn how to develop a federal grant proposal in our next grant writing training program!

 

The Proposal Writing Intensive (PWI) is a cohort-based training program for nonprofit professionals. During this accelerated four-week program, participants engage in over 40 hours of instruction and technical writing exercises to build a competitive federal grant application for their nonprofit organization.  

 

This opportunity supports programs aligned with the following initiatives:

- Children and Family Mental Health Services

- Community-based Violence Prevention

- Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

- Mental Health and Supportive Services to Promote School Safety

 

Applications are open through January, 19, 2024.

Wednesday

November 01 , 2023

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WeWork Office Space

A Beginner's Guide to Developing a Federal Grant Proposal

New to proposal writing? Join us to learn the basic steps toward preparing a federal grant application. In this introductory workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for researching, evaluating, and writing federal grants for your nonprofit organization. Outline the key elements of a proposal and discover techniques to successfully compose each section. Novice grant seekers will tour the pre-award phase and learn practical ways to develop a standard federal grant application.

 

Taught by expert: Nicole Bomer of Nevada GrantLab

Wednesday

October 25 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

Continue the Impact! How to Tackle Sustainability in Your Federal Grant Proposal

Funders often ask, “What will you do to sustain the program beyond the grant term?” because they want to know your strategic plan for continued impact. How will you reply? Learn to respond by thoroughly explaining how your organization can produce positive outcomes beyond grant funding. The next time you’re asked the sustainability question, you’ll be ready to write a winning proposal that braids sustainability throughout your program plan.

 

Taught by expert: Christine Black of The Grantsmanship Center

Thursday

October 12 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

The Answer is Yes: Strategies to Prepare for a Successful Post-Award Phase

Congratulations! You won a federal grant award. Grant seeking is highly competitive so your team should take a moment to celebrate. But now what? This is when your grant management duties begin. What you do immediately after receiving an award letter can make the difference between a seamless grant management process and one that is frustrating and disorderly. This workshop will help you get organized and focused on the compliance practices your organization should consider to establish your grant management plan.

 

Taught by expert: Cynthia Radley of Three Square

Wednesday

September 27 , 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Center

Federal Grant Research Lab

You’ve got all the necessary registrations, internal controls, and regulatory requirements in place to begin applying for federal grants. Now what? Join us if you’re ready to find funders that support your organization’s cause. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn to methodically search databases for federal funding opportunities and evaluate if a specific grant is a good fit for your organization. 

 

Taught by experts: Nicole Bomer and Martin Suman of Nevada GrantLab

 

*Attendees must bring their own device for searching grants, either a computer, smart phone, or tablet with internet browsing capabilities. 

Tuesday

September 19 , 2023

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

East Las Vegas
Library

A Guide to Writing an Effective Needs Statement

Nonprofits exist to serve the needs of a target community. When writing a grant proposal, you can improve funder buy-in with a clearly defined community need that aligns with the services you will offer and the results you seek to attain. This workshop will show you how to use data and sourced evidence to write an effective Needs Statement that substantiates the relevance, significance, and urgency of a problem affecting your target community.

 

Taught by experts: Brian Rice of Nevada GrantLab and Mallory Waters of Hanover Research

Wednesday

September 06 , 2023

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Virtual

Q & A with CPAs

Join us for an engaging Q & A session as certified public accountants with a wealth of nonprofit experience address questions related to auditing, the SEFA, QuickBooks and similar software, grant closeout, general nonprofit accounting, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to get expert CPA advice!

 

Taught by experts: Stephen Matthew and Jessica Sayles of HRC

Thursday

August 24 , 2023

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Virtual

The Answer is No: Strategies to Improve a Proposal for Resubmission

Grant seeking is highly competitive.  Proposals are sometimes rejected but there are strategies to increase your chances for funding. Discover ways to move forward with your proposal if you receive a rejection letter.

 

Taught by expert: Judy Riffle of RBW

Tuesday

August 08 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Virtual

Federal Funding Oversight: Best Practices for Preventing Grant Fraud

Federal funding agencies have independent offices (Office of Inspector General) that are charged with preventing fraud, waste, and abuse involving their programs. Learn to adopt practical compliance structures and promote an anti-fraud culture to protect your organization and the communities you serve. Through discussions about common grant fraud schemes, investigation processes and outcomes, red flags, case studies, and best practices, this workshop will show you what you can do to prevent and detect grant fraud.

 

Taught by expert: Special Agent Trevor Wood, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Wednesday

July 26 , 2023

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Center

Measuring Impact through Performance Tracking and Reporting

Are your programs yielding the intended outcomes for the communities you serve? Without documented evidence, this question is nearly impossible to answer. This is why continuous tracking of your program activities is critical to grant reporting and measuring overall impact. Learn how to use quantitative and qualitative data to inform your funders of what you’ve accomplished and ultimately enhance your case for continued financial support.

 

Taught by expert: LaQuetta Shamblee of Nevada GrantLab

Monday

July 10 , 2023

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

East Las Vegas
Library

Making Sense of Logic Models for Grant Proposals

For many funders, logic models are a critical element in a competitive proposal by providing a snapshot of the project idea and design. For this reason, logic models are a useful tool to master. This workshop explores the components of a logic model, walks through examples of logic models for different projects, shares templates and resources, and gives participants the opportunity to create their own logic model.

 

Taught by expert: Mallory Waters of Hanover Research

Thursday

June 22 , 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Betty's Village

A Beginner's Guide to Preparing a Grant Application Budget

A budget is central to any grant proposal because funders want to know what their funding will be used for. Knowing what and how much to ask for requires careful consideration in compliance with the CFR regulations that describe direct/indirect costs and allowable/unallowable expenses. Get a handle on the basic principles of creating a budget. Learn to estimate project costs and create a detailed, line-item budget for your proposal, matching expenses with program activities and outcomes. 

 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Wednesday

June 14 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

East Las Vegas
Library

Nonprofit Audits: Is Your Financial House in Order?

It's best-practice for nonprofits to regularly undergo audits of their financial records, whether their organization is required to have an audit or not. Audited financial statements increase transparency, signal trustworthiness, and attract and retain worthy funders. Hiring a nonprofit accountant will ensure your organization's financial records and internal controls are within required standards and reduce the likelihood of financial fraud and errors. This workshop aims to help nonprofits determine if an audit is required and offers guidance on the nonprofit auditing process. Learn how independent audits are useful tools to identify opportunities for improvement.

 

Taught by expert: Stephen Matthew of HRC

Tuesday

May 23 , 2023

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

East Las Vegas
Library

The Link Between Organizational Strength and Federal Grant Readiness

You found funders that support your cause! Is your organization ready to put forward a competitive, federal grant proposal? Competitive proposals spring from strong organizations with good governance, sound program plans, and thorough administrative and financial management practices. Where does your organization stand? Let's explore the connection between solid organizations and competitive proposals. Move your organization forward to achieve federal grant readiness.  

 

Taught by expert: Brian Rice of Nevada GrantLab

Monday

May 15 , 2023

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

RTC of Southern
Nevada

Cash Flow Management

Nearly all federal grants are reimbursement grants. How do you spend money you don’t yet have? Topics include budgeting, cash flow forecasting and options for making sure your nonprofit remains liquid.

 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Thursday

April 20 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

RTC of Southern
Nevada

SEFA: Everything You Need to Know for Preparing and Reporting

The total expenditures reported on the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) governs whether a nonprofit organization is subject to a Single Audit. The SEFA is one of the first pieces of information an accountant will request when designing and planning a single audit. Can your organization accurately and confidently report its total expenditures? Check the SEFA off your audit request list early by implementing proven internal controls and following a thorough preparation process. This workshop offers an overview of the purpose and statutory requirements of the SEFA, guidance to avoid pitfalls in SEFA preparation, and instructions for submitting a single audit reporting package. 

 

Taught by expert: Stephen Matthew of HRC

Thursday

April 06 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

The Responsibility of Cultural Responsiveness

Nevada’s nonprofit community reports ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ (DEI) among its top 3 staff management challenges, yet many organizations haven’t done anything new to strengthen their DEI approach. Move the needle forward by exploring your more curious and creative, professional self to examine your organization’s current vision for and execution of culturally responsive programming. You’ll leave this workshop with greater clarity about your responsibility to be culturally responsive to your nonprofit team and the people you serve. 

 

Taught by expert Rachel Wyley of Culture Kinesis

Monday

March 27 - 28 , 2023

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Betty's Village

Grant Management Essentials

March 27 - 28, 2023

 

So you won a grant....Now the grant management begins! In this two-day grant management workshop, you'll get the skills and know-how to keep your project on track, comply with grant regulations, and protect your organization from the administrative and legal chaos that results from poor grants management. 

 

Taught by expert: Jerry Bertrand of The Grantsmanship Center

Tuesday

March 21 , 2023

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

The Center

Nonprofit Financial Reporting: Tips and Tricks for Tracking Grant Funds

Now that your organization has a federal grant, you’ll need to develop a plan for tracking the revenue and expenses related to it.  This workshop offers an overview of financial reporting that examines nonprofit bookkeeping, tracking grant restrictions, and preparing financial data for grant reports.   Learn what you can do to prevent bookkeeping headaches and make sure you're well-positioned for future grant funding.

 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Monday

March 06 , 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Center

Federal Grant Research Lab

You’ve got all the necessary registrations, internal controls, and regulatory requirements in place to begin applying for federal grants. Now what? Join us if you’re ready to find funders that support your organization’s cause. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn to methodically search databases for federal funding opportunities and evaluate if a specific grant is a good fit for your organization. 

 

Taught by experts: Nicole Bomer and Martin Suman of Nevada GrantLab

 

*Attendees must bring their own device for searching grants, either a computer, smart phone, or tablet with internet browsing capabilities. 

Monday

February 27 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

Federal Grant Readiness

Applying for a federal grant can be frightening but this overview will prepare you for a seamless application process. Sort out the registrations, policies and procedures, internal controls, and regulatory requirements that your organization must have in place before applying.

 

Taught by experts: Suzanne Alewine and Catherine Hooper of Encore

Thursday

February 16 , 2023

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Nevada Partners

An Exploration of Evidence-Based Practices for Grant Writing

Grantmakers want to know that your interventions are known to lead to desired results and long-term outcomes. When writing a grant proposal, it’s a good idea to base your program interventions on evidence-based practices that have been proven, through research and evaluation, to be effective. Learn to locate and integrate evidence-based practices into your grant proposal.

 

Taught by expert: Mallory Waters of Hanover Research

Monday

February 06 , 2023

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

North Las Vegas City
Hall

Federal Procurement Standards*

Government grant-supported programs are required to comply with federal procurement rules when acquiring commercially available goods and services. Get equipped with the information you need to ensure compliance with procurement planning, the competitive process, sole source procurement, and conflicts of interest. 

 

*Exclusively for NLVCares Community Grant Recipients receiving federal funding through the City of North Las Vegas American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) sub-award

 

Taught by expert: Scott Sheffler of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Wednesday

November 30 , 2022

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Virtual

Designing Programs for Sustainability

Strong nonprofits build sustainability into their program plans and can maintain outcomes beyond grant funding. Write a winning proposal that thoroughly explains how your organization can produce positive outcomes without perpetual cash investments.

 

Taught by expert: Rebecca Fox Jascoviak of RBW

Tuesday

November 15 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Virtual

Census Data for Grant Writing

Are you looking for data for your grant application? Learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic and housing data from the Census Bureau that can be used for your grant proposal.

 

Taught by expert: Armando Mendoza of U.S. Census Bureau 

Wednesday

November 02 , 2022

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Betty's Village

Single Audit Readiness

What is a single audit and who needs one? What things need to be considered and completed when preparing for a single audit? Includes a preview of the workpapers required for a single audit.

 

Taught by expert: Stephen Matthew of HRC

Thursday

October 27 , 2022

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Betty's Village

Grant Closeout Preparedness

What are the accounting and grant related considerations at the end of the fiscal year and what can be done on the front-end to make the close-out process run smoothly? This workshop provides grantees with tools to plan for year-end and gives an understanding of what to expect before grantors and other external parties ask.

 

Taught by expert: Stephen Matthew of HRC

Wednesday

October 12 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The Center

Cash Flow Management

Nearly all federal grants are reimbursement grants. How do you spend money you don’t yet have? Topics include budgeting, cash flow forecasting and options for making sure your nonprofit remains liquid.

 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Tuesday

October 04 , 2022

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Virtual

Federal Grants 101

Federal funding overview including information on how to research federal grant opportunities and evaluate if a specific grant is a good fit for your organization. Sort out the organizational documents, federal registrations, financial management, internal controls, and monitoring activities that need to be in place before applying.

 

Taught by experts: Suzanne Alewine and Catherine Hooper of Encore

Tuesday

September 27 , 2022

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Virtual

Keys to Forming a Comprehensive Evaluation Plan

An evaluation plan explains how the project will be evaluated and at what frequency. Learn how to link your evaluation plan to your data management plan to create an ongoing evaluation process. Assess the implications of using an external evaluator.

 

Taught by experts: Suzanne Alewine and Catherine Hooper of Encore

Wednesday

September 21 , 2022

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Virtual

The Answer is No: Strategies to Improve a Proposal for Resubmission

Grant seeking is highly competitive, and proposals are sometimes rejected but there are strategies to increase your chances for funding. Discover ways to move forward with your proposal if you receive a rejection letter.

 

Taught by expert: Judy Riffle of RBW

Monday

September 12 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

Data Analysis: Turn Your Data into Meaningful Findings

Successful organizations analyze their program data in a way that tells a compelling story about their impact. Learn data management and analysis strategies to enhance your case for continued financial support.

 

Taught by experts: Shelley Loethen and Catherine Hooper of Encore

Monday

August 29 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nevada Partners

QuickBooks Tips and Tricks for Grant Reporting

Many organizations use QuickBooks for their accounting needs. Learn the top five tips for grant tracking to get the most out of this valuable software.

 

Taught by expert: Jessica Sayles of HRC

Thursday

August 18 , 2022

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual

Constructing a Sound Implementation (Work) Plan

Part 2 of 2 (Register for Both) A strong work plan is the heart of a proposal. It’s important to articulate a sound implementation plan capable of producing meaningful outcomes. This workshop accompanies "Demystifying Logic Models".

 

Taught by experts: Shelley Loethen and Suzanne Alewine of Encore

Wednesday

August 17 - 19 , 2022

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

UNLV Incubator at
Hughes Center

Federal Grants Management Training

August 17-19, 2022

 

Nevada GrantLab is pleased to host a Virtual Classroom for professionals managing federal grants in local governments and nonprofit organizations. This three-day interactive training, led by experienced Federal Grants Practice Group attorneys and independent grants consultants, covers everything from subrecipient relationships and procurement standards to cost allocation and internal control standards. Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic-related declarations, funding, and flexibilities will be addressed.

 

Taught by experts at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Tuesday

August 16 , 2022

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual

Demystifying Logic Models

Part 1 of 2 (Register for Both) Learn to use this at-a-glance tool to develop winning grant proposals and communicate the nature and scope of the project to your stakeholders. This workshop accompanies "Constructing a Sound Implementation (Work) Plan".

 

Taught by experts: Shelley Loethen and Suzanne Alewine of Encore

Thursday

August 04 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nevada Partners

Preparing a Federal Grant Application Budget, 201

Part 2 of 2 (Register for Both) Learn how to create a detailed, line-item budget for your grant proposal, matching expenses with program activities and outcomes. This workshop accompanies "Preparing a Federal Grant Application Budget, 101".

 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Tuesday

August 02 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Nevada Partners

Preparing a Federal Grant Application Budget, 101

Part 1 of 2 (Register for Both) An introduction to the basic principles of creating a budget for your grant proposal. Get a handle on the CFR regulations that describe direct/indirect costs and allowable/unallowable expenses. This workshop accompanies "Preparing a Federal Grant Application Budget, 201".

 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Wednesday

July 20 , 2022

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Virtual

Designing Programs for Sustainability

Strong nonprofits build sustainability into their program plans and can maintain outcomes beyond grant funding. Write a winning proposal that thoroughly explains how your organization can produce positive outcomes without perpetual cash investments.

 

Taught by expert: Rebecca Fox Jascoviak of RBW

Tuesday

July 12 , 2022

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Virtual

Building a Data Management Plan

Grant funded organizations are required to track their program activities. Learn to build a comprehensive data management plan detailing data collection, data organization, data quality (QA process), data storage, data policies/security, data dissemination, etc.

 

Taught by experts: Suzanne Alewine and Catherine Hooper of Encore Institute for Social Impact

Wednesday

July 06 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

Federal Grants 101

Federal funding overview including information on how to research federal grant opportunities and evaluate if a specific grant is a good fit for your organization. Sort out the organizational documents, federal registrations, financial management, internal controls, and monitoring activities that need to be in place before applying.

 

Taught by expert: Alex Rudolph of RBW

Thursday

June 23 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The Public Education
Foundation

Advanced Advocacy and Public Policy for Nonprofits

The 2022 Nevada Primary Election has ended, and the General Election is coming. How can your organization use this opportunity to move your mission forward? Learn the steps you can take to educate elected officials about the needs of the community you serve and create an advocacy plan for the upcoming legislative session.

Taught by expert: April Mastroluca of Synergy Nonprofit Consulting

Wednesday

June 15 , 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Virtual

Great Schools for Nevada Charter School Program Grant: Technical Assistance

One-on-One Consultations

June 15-22, 2022

 

Nevada GrantLab wants to build your capacity for writing a winning Charter School Program (CSP) grant. We’ve partnered with Opportunity 180° to offer customized, one-on-one technical assistance for CSP grant applicants. 

 

Teachnical Assistance provided by expert Marilyn Zlotnik of Metis Associates

Saturday

June 04 , 2022

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Historic Westside
School

THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE: Lunch & Learn Event

Nevada GrantLab is pleased to host a Lunch & Learn event uniquely designed for semi- finalists of THE BIG IDEA CHALLENGE.  Join us for an interactive panel discussion with inspiring education entrepreneurs whose innovative ideas have transformed Nevada’s educational landscape.  Meet the experts, ask questions, and hear insights from others who’ve launched their education ideas.

Thursday

June 02 , 2022

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Virtual

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA): Guidelines for Developing Responsive Programming

Effective nonprofits recognize the unique cultural elements of their target population and incorporate that knowledge into the goals, activities and deliverables outlined in their implementation plans. Strengthen your grant proposal by building IDEA initiatives into your implementation plan.

Taught by expert: Rebecca Fox Jascoviak of RBW

Wednesday

May 25 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Virtual

Constructing a Sound Implementation Plan

A strong work plan is the heart of a proposal. Learn how work plans can be used to enhance your project’s SMART goals and bring the logic model to life.

Taught by expert: Julie Alsup of AGS

Wednesday

May 18 , 2022

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Public Education
Foundation

Cash Flow Management

Nearly all federal grants are reimbursement grants. How do you spend money you don’t yet have? Topics include budgeting, cash flow forecasting and options for making sure your nonprofit remains liquid.

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Tuesday

May 10 , 2022

11:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Virtual

The Answer is No: Strategies to Improve a Proposal for Resubmission

Grant seeking is highly competitive and proposals are sometimes rejected but there are strategies to increase your chances for funding. Discover ways to move forward with your proposal if you receive a rejection letter.

Taught by expert: Tracey Diefenbach of AGS

Monday

May 02 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Center

Single Audit Readiness

What is a single audit and who needs one? What things need to be considered and completed when preparing for a single audit? Includes a preview of the workpapers required for a single audit.

Taught by expert: Jackie Matthew of HRC

Thursday

April 21 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Center

Grant Closeout Preparedness

What are the accounting and grant related considerations at the end of the fiscal year and what can be done on the front-end to make the closeout process run smoothly? This workshop provides grantees with tools to plan for year-end and gives an understanding of what to expect before grantors and other external parties ask.

Taught by expert: Stephen Matthew of HRC

Wednesday

April 13 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Virtual

Keys to Forming a Comprehensive Evaluation Plan

An evaluation plan explains how the project will be evaluated and at what frequency. Learn how to link your evaluation plan to your data management plan to create an ongoing evaluation process. Assess the implications of using an external evaluator. 

Taught be expert: Michelle Dykes-Anderson of AGS

Monday

April 04 , 2022

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Virtual

Federal Grants 101

Federal funding overview including information on how to research federal grant opportunities and evaluate if a specific grant is a good fit for your organization. Sort out the organizational documents, federal registrations, financial management, internal controls, and monitoring activities that need to be in place before applying.

Taught by expert: Julie Assel of AGS 

Thursday

March 31 , 2022

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Virtual

Census Data for Grant Writing

Are you looking for data for your grant application? Learn how to access demographic, socioeconomic and housing data from the Census Bureau that can be used for your grant proposal.

Taught by expert: Lia Bolden of U.S. Census Bureau

Monday

March 28 , 2022

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Virtual

Demystifying Logic Models

Learn to use this at-a-glance tool to develop winning grant proposals and communicate the nature and scope of the project to your stakeholders.

Taught by expert: Julie Assel of AGS

Wednesday

March 23 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual

Preparing a Federal Grant Application Budget, 201

Part 2 of 2 (Register for both courses) Learn how to create a detailed, line-item budget for your grant proposal, matching expenses with program activities and outcomes. Objectives: -Create a detailed, line-item budget for a standard grant proposal. -Learn to estimate the realistic costs of program activities.

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Tuesday

March 15 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual

Preparing a Federal Grant Application Budget, 101

Part 1 of 2 (register for both!): An introduction to the basic principles of creating a budget for your grant proposal. Get a handle on the CFR regulations that describe direct/indirect costs and allowable/unallowable expenses. 

Taught by expert: Andy Schuricht of Valor CSR

Thursday

March 10 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Virtual

Building a Data Management Plan

Learn to build a comprehensive data management plan detailing data collection,  data quality (QA process), data storage, data policies/security, data dissemination, and more.

Taught by expert: Julie Assel of AGS

Monday

February 28 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Virtual

HR Management: Retaining Talent

The labor turnover rate for nonprofits far outpaces other sectors. Learn how to develop a Stay Interview program to retain top performing talent.

 

Taught by expert: Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting

Thursday

February 24 , 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Virtual

Advocacy Public Policy for Nonprofits

Learn key strategies for impacting public policy decisions that can affect your organization and the communities you serve.

Taught by expert: April Mastroluca of Synergy Nonprofit Consulting

Wednesday

February 16 , 2022

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Virtual

Quickbooks for Grant Reporting

Learn the top 5 tips for effectively tracking grants by leveraging some unique features of QuickBooks.

Taught by expert: Jessica Sayles of HRC

CAPACITY BUILDING RESOURCES

Explore our resource guides and other tools to access expert-designed support on pre-award planning, proposal development, successful post-award administration, and beyond.

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