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Rethinking Grant Writing:
Using Proposals To Tell Your Program’s Story
The Newark Club - Newark, NJ
Wednesday, January 18, 2012; 9AM - 1PM
(includes breakfast & lunch)

Is your organization having trouble meeting its grant writing goals?
Looking for ideas to help your proposal stand out from the competition?

Writing a grant proposal can be very intimidating.  But with the right approach, it doesn't have to be.  Effective grant writing comes down to being able to tell your program's story - what makes it unique and how your constituents will benefit.  Using a sound program model with realistic outcomes and deliverables is a great start.

In this session, you will learn strategies for tackling grant writing with this winning mindset.  Through familiar metaphors, everyday examples, and basic frameworks, we will demystify the process, and leave you with the
skills you need to win grants in today's tight market.

Attendees will gain:

  • Knowledge of the components of an effective proposal, including a compelling Need Statement, sound Budget, and realistic Goals & Objectives
  • Tools to ensure your proposals (and programs) are outcome-focused, including a Program Logic Model and Outcome Measurement Framework
  • Steps to utilize these winning strategies again and again, including how to engage all levels of staff in your grant development process and how to stay on track with your deliverables

Who Should Attend:
Anyone with grant writing responsibilities - veterans or people new to the task - looking for outcome-focused ideas to make their proposals more competitive.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
     9:00- 9:30    Registration & networking (breakfast will be provided)
     9:30- 12:30  Workshop session
     12:30- 1:00  Lunch & networking (lunch will be provided)

The Newark Club - One Newark Center, Newark, NJ
Located near Newark’s Penn Station, the Newark Club is easily accessible by train or car. Get directions or view the Google Map.

Attendance Fee: $95 per person ($85 for each additional attendee from the same organization)
         Space is limited - Register by 12/21/11 for the Early Bird Discount rate of $90 ($80 for each additional attendee)
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th at 2PM

To register or with questions, email
When registering, please include your organization, how many people will be attending, and whether you'd like to be pay by check or secure credit card transaction.

About the Facilitators
Natalia Sardo is Vice President of United Minds, LLC. Since 2001, United Minds has assisted organizations build capacity to achieve their missions through high quality and affordable development services. With a passion for social justice and community development, Natalia is known for her ability to capture the vision and unique elements of her clients and translate these to broader audiences for organizational impact. She brings over ten years of experience in resource development and a keen understanding of donor cultivation. Natalia holds a BA from Rutgers University and has extensive researching and spatial analysis skills. She is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits.

Laurel Molloy is Founder & Chief Consultant of Innovations Quantified (IQ).  Since 1999, IQ has been helping organizations increase their impact by getting a handle on their outcomes.  Laurel is known for her practical approach to outcome-focused efforts, and her ability to make her workshops relevant and engaging to her audience.  She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner, and wrote the instructional guidebook, Finally - Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand.

Cancellation Policy
Please email to cancel a registration. Cancellations more than 48 hours in advance will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $5 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 48 hours before the session will result in a charge of $40, with the balance of payment refunded. “No shows” will be charged the full attendance fee; however, another person may attend in your place with no penalty.