Cyndi MacKenzie, a Grant Professional Certified, has won over $24 million dollars in resources with her clients and has provided training at GPA National Conferences three years. In her fourteen- years in this field, Cyndi provides a full range of grant professional services to non-profits of all sizes with board development, strategic planning, grant writing, grant management and post-award consultation. As a Grant Professional Approved Trainer, a GPA Grant News contributing author, member of the Grant Professional Association, and the GPA Ethics Committee, Cyndi keeps up-to-date on the latest research and trends, as well as being dedicated to the highest ethical standards in the field.
Grant Professionals as mediators? What? That’s not what I signed up for! Collaboration within a community is hard work and quite often we find ourselves in the position of mediator when working with clients to obtain resources. It requires letting go of egos, trusting partners and ultimately sharing resources- yes, even money!
The rewards of TRUE collaboration are collaborative grant applications which funders love to fund. But what is TRUE collaboration? In this session expert speaker Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC will discuss this and why it matters, when it is necessary and where should you use it while along the grant process.
Cyndi will review a case study where a community group thought they were collaborating and were ready to apply for grants but in fact, they were only networking. After working through an assessment tool, looking at data, and having tough, honest dialogue about TRUE collaboration, a strategic plan was developed that led the group to winning many grants and accomplishing mutual goals for health improvement in their community.
This session will provide you with the knowledge, tools and strategies to walk clients through a process of true collaboration to collectively apply for resources which bring funds into the community for mutual goals.
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