David Kittross has more than 30 years of writing about and reporting on federal and foundation grants, in areas ranging from community health to housing and community development to education. Dave was the founding and long-time editor of Federal Assistance and Foundation Monitor, a national newsletter which covered grant opportunities, regulatory changes and the latest congressional developments involving federal and private grant programs. Dave has also served as editor for Community Health Funding Report, Native American Report and Development Director's Letter.
Dave also has hands on experience in the area of grantwriting, having written federal, state and foundation grant proposals that have raised more than $4 million for a variety of public and private nonprofits. Dave has conducted numerous audio conferences on grant programs and opportunities, and has provided training to nonprofit personnel on how to look for and win funding for their program. Dave also has served on staff for a member of Congress and city council, plus provided information to local agencies on available grant opportunities as director of research for a private consulting firm.
Competition for grants is tougher than ever, and that means applicants need to do more than cross their "t" and dot their "i" when submitting a proposal. This session with expert speaker David Kittross will provide information for both those new to grant seeking as well as those with years of experience, on how to prepare for and write a successful proposal. Yes, you need to read the application carefully - but writing a successful proposal goes far beyond that, and shares certain characteristics no matter why funds are being requested; that is one of the things David will cover in this session.
You'll learn what "effective" grant research entails, so you don't waste time looking through mounds of paper and scattered websites. David will show you where to find the best sources of information that not only help make your case, but funders will be happy to see. You'll learn the "do's and don'ts" of actually writing a grant proposal. David will discuss the grant seeking process and show you what you need to have ready to go, so you can react quickly to opportunities. Get details of what grant reviewers expect to see in your grant proposal and quick tidbits on writing grants for health, housing, social services and education grants.
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