Evaluation/Collaboration

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Topic: Evaluation/Collaboration

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Program Evaluation: So Much More than Success or Failure
Like the budget, program evaluation tends to be one of the elements that most intimidates grant writers, but that doesn’t have to be the case. More than ever, there are greater expectations for effectiveness, particularly with funders. We live in a data-driven world, and the expectation today is to show not just how many students you served, but how you impacted them in the short-and long term.
 
Program evaluation is a tool, a very useful tool that can be a tremendous help when developing a proposal. People who do program evaluations come from many different backgrounds, and aren’t necessarily trained as professional evaluators.
 
There is a time and place for a complex, more scientific evaluation, but there are times when a simple, straightforward program evaluation can be developed using data and information that is already being collected. It doesn’t necessarily require developing new tools and/or data collection methods. It is important to know the difference, and there are resources a grant writer can use to learn the basics of good program evaluation or turn to when more than just the basics are needed.

Presenters: Becky Crump, GPC and Mick Judy Vanderhaar
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 06/22/2016
GPC Competencies: 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications; 05. Post-Award Grant Management

Mentor and Mentoring - The Bridge for Successful Grant Writers
A current mentor and mentee team explains how mentoring can transform your grant-writing career! Learn how both the mentor and mentee benefit from the mentoring process. Micki Vandeloo, GPC (the mentee) and Diane H. Leonard, GPC (the mentor) will start by explaining how they established their mentor/mentee relationship.  The presenters will then outline situations where a mentoring relationship might be beneficial to the mentee; how mentoring can facilitate GPC certification; the types of mentoring relationships; and the benefits of having a mentor for new grant professionals and being a mentor to seasoned grant writers.  The session will conclude with a group discussion to share attendees' mentoring experiences; to identify tools to facilitate the mentoring process; and to discuss how GPA can facilitate the mentor/mentee matchmaking process.  

Presenters: Diane H. Leonard, GPC and Mick Vandeloo, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 05/21/2015
GPC Competencies: 07. Professionalism

Making Your Data Count: Using Evidence-based Measures to Get Grants and Leverage Resources
More and more funding sources are requiring evidence of demonstrable results to justify continued investments. Yet many grant professionals struggle to provide this data due to confusion about what and how to measure, especially in the face of time and resource constraints. In this interactive webinar you’ll explore common evaluation approaches for meeting these challenges and becoming more competitive in the grant seeking process.


Presenter: Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 05/14/2015
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 07. Professionalism; 08. Funder Relationships

Collaborative Grant Writing: Translate Theory into Practice
As a grant professional, how often have you collaborated with other grant writers to successfully complete a proposal? Collaborative grant writing takes many forms, from interagency collaboration to in-house grant writers working with grant consultants. In this live, interactive webinar, two experienced grant professionals will focus on how to turn the theoretical discussion into actionable steps for implementation within your organization and collaboratives. We will focus on tools that are available to help facilitate implementation of best practices.

Presenters: Diane Leonard, GPC and Heather Stombaugh, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 01/15/2014
GPC Competencies: 02. Organizational Development; 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications; 07. Professionalism

Collaborative Grant Writing: Playing Well With Other Grant Professionals
As a grant professional, how often have you collaborated with other grant professionals to successfully complete a grant proposal? Collaborative grant writing takes many forms, from interagency collaboration to in-house grant writers working with grant consultants. In this live, interactive webinar we will look at the dynamics of the various forms of collaborative grant writing and using case studies discuss best practices for how to effectively collaborative with other grant professionals in a positive and balanced way. Ultimately, the best practices gleaned from this webinar will help your next collaborative grant writing project go more smoothly and produce a winning proposal.

Presenters: Diane Leonard, GPC and Heather Stombaugh, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 10/16/2013
GPC Competencies: 02. Organizational Development; 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications; 07. Professionalism

Moving From Outputs to Outcomes: Approaches for Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Is your nonprofit challenged with increased demands for utility and efficiency in a climate of ongoing resource and funding constraints? In this session, you’ll learn how an innovative model for collaborative program evaluation can help you meet those challenges and help balance the focus between outputs and outcomes. Using case study examples, you'll explore best practices for leveraging resources, engaging stakeholders, and showing how your programs and services achieve their desired impact.

Presenter: Holly Burkett
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Intermediate
Date Recorded: 11/07/2012
GPC Competencies: 05. Post-Award Grant Management; 06. Ethical Practices

Collaborating with Partners on Joint Grants: Do's and Don'ts
More and more funders prefer (or require) organizations to leverage their resources by collaborating with complementary partners. In a world where competition is often more common than cooperation, how do we navigate these waters? This workshop will showcase some successful collaborations that involved joint grantseeking, and offer pointers on how you can succeed too!

Takeaways:
  • Essential factors in selecting collaborators
  • How to streamline the process of submitting joint proposals and reports
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Presenter: Dalya Massachi, M.A.
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Intermediate
Date Recorded: 08/29/2012
GPC Competencies: 02. Organizational Development; 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications; 07. Professionalism

It Takes An Agency: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Create Environments that Foster Grant Seeking Success
Most disussions about grant seeking success are organized around characteristics or attributes that contribute to the effectiveness of a grant writer; but there are many organizational charteristics that also influence grant seeking. This course will provide an overview and discussion of the effects that organizational characteristics and leadership qualities have on the grant seeking process and how leaders in nonprofit can create an environment that fosters successful grant writing.

Presenters: Scott Herr, Ph.D. and Heather Stombaugh, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner
Date Recorded: 08/22/2012
GPC Competencies: 01. Funding Resources; 02. Organizational Development; 07. Professionalism

Predominately Undergraduate Institituions: Breaking Down Barriers, Motivating Faculty, and Building a Successful Grants Program
As a grant professional at a PUI, do you struggle to engage and support facutly in grantseeking? Whether you are an advancement officer charged with raising funds to support institutional priorities, a sponsored programs officer tasked with increasing and supporting faculty-driven research grants - or both - understanding your faculty's grantseeking attitudes and aptitudes is a critical first step in building the strong partnership necessary to grow your institution's corporate, foundation and government grants portfolio. Equally important is understanding how some institutional models for managing grants activity may send mixed signals to faculty and to potential funders. This session will explore the common challenges that many PUIs with small grant volume face and offer strategies to overcome them.

Presenter: Linda DeLauri
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GPC CEU: 1.5 credit hours
CFRE CEU: 1.5 credit hours
Level of Experience: Intermediate
Date Recorded: 06/12/2012
GPC Competencies: 02. Organizational Development; 07. Professionalism