MSUB Extended Campus

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MSU Billings 2017 Grant Writing Workshop

March 28th & 29th, 2017

 

Location: McDonald Hall Room 163, College of Business

 

Program Description

 

Sign up today for MSU Billings Grant Writing Workshop on Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday March 29th. This two-day workshop costs just $399 ($439 after March 20th) and provides participants with in-depth training on the process for identifying funding opportunities and writing a successful grant proposal.

 

Participants will acquire new tools for being a successful grant writer including identifying realistic funding opportunities and writing a clear, concise proposal for consideration by private and public sector funding organizations and agencies.  The training instructors are two of the leading grant writing professionals in the region.

 

Tuesday March 28th - 9 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 29th - 9 am – 3:00 pm

 

Program Topics
  • Organizational assessment – what size of grant are you looking for and from what kind of granting entity?
  • What grants can and cannot do for your organization
  • Where to look for grant funders
  • Grants.gov, SAM, DUNS, and other fun federal details:  what to know BEFORE you begin writing a federal proposal
  • Data to have on hand and Organization statement/description
  • Letters of Inquiry, Letters of Intent, Preliminary Proposal letters
  • Statement of Need/discussion of participant questions & examples
  • Goals and Objectives:  MEASUREABLE OUTCOMES and steps to achieve them
  • Methodology
  • Timelines and Personnel; Gantt charts; Logic Models
  • BUDGETS!
    • Basic Budgets/small budgets
    • Federal Budgets; allowable and unallowable costs
    • Indirect Cost Rates
    • Working without a negotiated indirect cost rate
  • Chasing the Money vs. Funding your Needs; Partnerships; Following Federal and Foundation trends
  • You got it:   NOW WHAT?  Grants Management, drawdowns, and records; federal and foundation policies and expenditures
  • Sustaining your project beyond grant funds:  OR, “we should actually have been talking about this in the budget development section . . .”

Early Bird Price: $399 Register by Monday, March 20th


Regular Price: $439 after March 20th

 

Who Should Enroll

 

Staff, board members or volunteers interested in securing additional funding for your organization or students interested in acquiring additional skills valuable in today’s job market.   The training is ideal for individuals working with nonprofit organizations, churches, health care, and government agencies and is designed to benefit both the beginning grant writer and experienced grant writers looking to sharpen their skills.

 

Instructors

 

Doris T. Barta, MHA

Doris has over 25 years of experience working in the grants field and has written and received over $50 million in federal and foundation grant funds for health care organizations.  She has served in the capacity of the Executive Director for Big Brothers and Sisters of Yellowstone County, where she was responsible for seeking and securing the funds for her program’s annual budget.  She has also served in the capacity of Grants Director for both Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare Foundations where she established grants programs that are still operational today.  Ms. Barta received both her bachelor and master’s degrees from MSU-Billings.  Ms. Barta is currently working with several non-profit organizations providing grant writing services as well as providing program direction for Telehealth services. 

 

Victoria Cech, M.A., M.Ed.

Victoria is the Foundation Director for the Montana Hospital Association.  She has worked in grants development and management since 1987, including serving as Director of Grants and Institutional Research at Rocky Mountain College, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs for MSU-Billings, and Community Outreach Grants Development for the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation.   She has raised over $25 million in funded proposals, and has served as a proposal reader for federal and state programs, including the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Montana, and Humanities Montana, where she served as the Grants Committee Chair.

 

Contact Information

 

To find out more about this and other training programs, please call:

MSU Billings Extended Campus
406.896.5890
www.msubillings.edu/extendedcampus