Story last updated at 7/15/2009 - 11:33 am
New grants make it possible for cash-strapped agencies to bring important services into the community and get innovative ideas off the ground. Yet applying for and receiving grants is a very competitive process. To help members of the nonprofit community and government agencies decipher the intricacies of the grant seeking process, REACH and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC) will be hosting the Grantsmanship Training Program August 10-14 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The five-day workshop will be conducted by The Grantmanship Center, the world's oldest and largest training organization for the nonprofit sector.
"Anyone with nonprofit management or grant proposal writing responsibilities, including staff, volunteers and board members, will benefit from attending this workshop," said Nancy DeCherney, executive director of the JAHC.
Designated for both novice and experienced grantseekers, this workshop covers all aspects of searching for grants, writing grant proposals, and negotiating with funding resources. Participants will work in teams to actually develop a grant proposal, DeCherney says.
To ensure personal attention, registration is limited to 30 participants. The program fee of $895 includes workshop tuition and one year of The Grantmanship Center Membership benefits and services. Half-tuition scholarships may be available for organizations with annual operating budgets under $300,000.
To register for the workshop, or apply for a scholarship, contact The Grantmanship Center at (800) 421-9512. For local details, call Nancy DeCherney at the JAHC at (907) 586-2787. The Grantmanship Web site is tgci.com.