Track Presenter: Jackie Long
- Have you written a successful foundation proposal and are ready for more?
- Have you applied for state or federal funding and not been successful?
- Are you hesitant to apply for government funding?
- Having trouble writing that proposal that is due in October?
In this grantwriting track we will explore in depth the development of a winning proposal from dissecting the RFP, to researching and developing the narrative responses and technical proposal, to preparing a budget and cost proposal that meets both the requirements of the grant funder and the needs of your organization, and avoiding common mistakes that cost the proposal points. We will look at specific state and federal funding sources and explore how these sources can be of benefit to your organization. If you have a specific project in mind, bring some details. We may use your project as an example in our exploration of the strategic planning process for developing a successful project. This track will be tailored to the specific needs of the participants as much as possible, so sign up early!
Track Limit: 25
Who should attend?
Anyone who is responsible for writing grants for a nonprofit or for local government and wants to improve their success at writing winning proposals.
What can I expect to learn?
- How to conduct a grant planning process with emphasis on building a funding strategy
- How to dissect an RFP and develop a grant narrative that appropriately answers it
- How to develop a grant budget that is both reasonable for the funding source and meets the needs of the applicant organization
Physical tools and takeaways from this session: Print tools to support your grant planning efforts.
What past participants are saying:
“Discovered mistakes I had made in the past and can now correct them to be more successful with future proposals.”
“I liked the punctuality and flexibility of the session and breaks when needed. Got some great information as a new grant writer.”
|Jackie Long joined Mountain Comprehensive Care Center as Director of Housing and Grants in January of 2013. She is responsible for developing housing and facilities for persons with special needs and providing oversight for all grant applications and administration. As a native of Floyd County, Jackie is happy for the opportunity to work with an organization that serves the needs of residents of the Big Sandy region.She previously worked with a funding consulting firm, where she specialized in housing and community development projects, and federal proposals designed to end homelessness. There, she won over $10 million in funding for clients. Jackie is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of Kappa Delta Tau Service Sorority. She has 15 years of experience as a paralegal, specializing in real estate, collections, probate and estate planning, as well as several years of work in the mortgage banking industry.Jackie lives in Lexington, KY with her husband Tad, and two Labrador retrievers, Spicy Belle and Dixie Belle. She is active in the community and currently serves on the board of directors of The Explorium of Lexington and of the Andover Neighborhood Association.|