This fact-filled, authoritative audio conference is geared to new or intermediate grantseekers and staff seeking an edge in winning FY2011 federal funding for community programs ranging from education and social services to housing and healthcare.
You'll receive invaluable guidance on all aspects of the grantseeking process, including how to gain valuable lead time by learning about funding before official notice and how to evaluate potential opportunities. You’ll also benefit from understanding and keeping on top of the long, complicated funding process.
You'll also get loads of advice from grant consultants and funders themselves on using opportunities wisely, making the most of federal contacts, partnerships, and collaboration, and how to effectively gather your information and write a better application.
Here’s just some of what is covered...
A QUICK FYཇ FEDERAL FUNDING UPDATE
What you need to know to make the most of a not-so-great budget and how much money is likely for which programs and when will it flow
FINDING, FOLLOWING AND ANTICIPATING FEDERAL FUNDING
Where and how to search for funding, plus how to follow the money trail all the way to the states
The importance of partnerships and how collaboration is current focus in federal funding
The most effective ways for contacting program officials and legislators, and for reaching out to associations
KNOWING WHAT AGENCIES WANT
Discover the importance of guidance, how to get it, and how to ensure you meet the program's priorities
TRIED & TRUE GRANT TIPS
Learn time-saving measures, traps to avoid and other ways to make your application shine
Your presenters for this event are Ray Sweeney, veteran grants consultant and senior federal grants researcher for Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, and Frank Klimko, senior federal grants researcher for Children & Youth Funding Report.