Online Course: Grant-Seeking Bootcamp

7 - 28 Jun, 2017
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
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Need funding for your organisation but don't know where to start with trusts and foundations or government grants? Successful grants programs have a few things in common: a planned and strategic approach with documented processes and strategies, great project plans and excellent funder engagement and stewardship - not to mention the application writing!

This bootcamp with Strategic Grants takes a deep dive into the best-practice processes and principles of a successful grant-seeking program, covering: getting your organisation grant-ready with key documents and processes in place, planning and packaging projects, prospect identification and matching, funder relationships and reporting, writing essentials, and how to build your case for funding. We'll be pointing you to excellent resources along the way, so you can take your learning further.


Course schedule and outline

The course consists of 4 webinars of 1.5 hours each, to be held weekly at 11am-12.30pm AEST from Wednesday 7 June 2017. Each webinar will include a comprehensive presentation, group discussion and exercises. The slides, video recordings and templates will be available after each session.


Session 1 - 7 June - 11am (AEST)

Getting grant-ready

  • Grants overview
  • Key messages
  • Ensuring process is in place
  • Grants wishlist
  • Recording data
  • Q&A


Session 2 - 14 June - 11am (AEST)

Project planning & prospect research

  • Project planning process
  • Identifying project need
  • Logic models
  • Budgeting
  • Prospect research
  • Q&A


Session 3 - 21 June - 11am (AEST)

Funder engagement & stewardship

  • Initiating a funder relationship
  • Funder stewardship & enagement
  • Evaluation processes & funder reporting
  • Outputs, outcomes & impacts
  • Q&A


Session 4 - 28 June - 11am (AEST)

Writing the application

  • Writing essentials
  • The funder's expectations
  • How to build your case for funding
  • Writing checklist
  • Q&A


PRICE: $125 ($100 for Premium Members)

Can't attend the live course? Register anyway and we will send you the recording of each session!

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Kate Sunners

Presented by: Kate Sunners

Kate Sunners has a background in communications and writing, and a passion for the nonprofit sector. She has used her wordsmithing skills variously in marketing roles, as a freelance travel copywriter, manuscript assessor and book reviewer, and a bookseller. In her role at Strategic Grants, Kate supports nonprofits of all sizes, providing training in grants strategy, process and writing through podcasts, webinars, presentations, blogs and mentoring. Kate holds Bachelors degrees in Fine Arts: Creative Writing Production and Social Science.