The Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative Invites You To
BECOME A GRANTS WIZARD
Whether you are just beginning to search for grants, or simply wish to brush up your skills, this comprehensive and entertaining event will help you to:
- Gain awareness about, and actually begin, the grant writing process
- Learn about how foundations assess grant applications and how best to make your case to them. (Includes presentations from local funders.)
- Understand where a grants program fits into your organization’s work and budget
- Gain awareness about the grant research process, including what is available in our Nonprofit Resource Center in partnership with the Oak Bluffs Public Library
- Learn how to use GrantWatch, a database of available Government and Foundation grants,
- Start your own hands on search in GrantWatch.
About our facilitator:
KATHIE OLSEN is a nonprofit leader, teacher, facilitator, public speaker, and collaborative community spirit. Olsen has spent the last thirteen years working as a program officer for the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, reviewing 60-70 grant applications per year. Other experience with non-profits includes service on eight non-profit Boards of Directors, and service as Executive Director for four. She has raised over $2 million for non-profit organizations, utilizing the full breadth of the fund development spectrum (including grant writing, special events, major donor campaigns, and annual fund appeals). As a consultant, she provides triage and guidance to nonprofits on-island and nationally. She lives in Aquinnah.
Please respond no later than February 5th.
This workshop is made possible thanks to a grant from the
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation.