Collaborative Grant Process: Give, Take, Detour, WIN!

What better way to learn about the grant process than to go through it from start to finish? In this course, we will discuss how we started with eight clubs, and ended with three applying; how we came up with a budget of $220,000 out of a possible $371,000 meant for two awardees; how to go from creating an outline to completing a Technical Proposal (Proposal Narrative) with an implementation and evaluation plan; how to manage collaborative partners while your grant professional is several states away; and how to respond to a request for proposal that requires additional financial forms beyond the Cost Proposal (Budget Narrative).

This is a two part session.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
Strategies for effective program and project design and development
How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
Organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking
Nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers


Cyndi MacKenzie, a Grant Professional Certified, has won over $22 million dollars in resources for her clients and has provided training at GPA National Conferences in 2015 and 2016. She also provides regular training sessions for CD Publication, including grant courses. Cyndi provides a full range of grant professional services including strategic planning. As a Grant Professional Approved Trainer, and a GPA Grant News contributing author, Cyndi has offices in Brooksville, FL and Naples, ME.