Event Details

Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Road
Canterbury, NH 03224
United States

$375 for Members; $525 for Not-yet-members

NH Grants Institute

A person's hand arranging blocks to spell out the word "Grant"

Designed for both novice and experienced grant seekers alike, the NH Grants Institute is a comprehensive and interactive 3-day workshop from Tuesday, July 18, to Thursday, July 20 that covers organizational readiness, pre-grant planning, grant identification, strategy, relationship development between grantor and grantee, proposal writing, collaborative grant development, the review process, and forging effective relationships with funders.

Registration is for all three days.

Facilitator & Guests

Betsy McNamaraFacilitator: Betsy McNamara
Principal, Senior Consultant, Full Circle Consulting

Betsy McNamara is a Principal of Full Circle Consulting, offering clarifying, down-to-earth solutions to nonprofits ready to reach the next level. Betsy has been fundraising for nonprofit organizations since 1988 and has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations in education, human services, affordable housing, the arts, and land conservation.

In addition to Facilitator Betsy McNamara, participants will learn from other experts in the field, including:

Melissa Nemon, Ph.D. presenting on The Logic Model: An Outcomes-based Approach to Project Design and Planning

Sue Fulton, Chief Financial Officer at Endowment for Health presenting on Building the Grants Budget


Each day of NH Grants Institute will also feature a luncheon panel of NH funders, providing an excellent opportunity to network and learn about their priorities and current approaches to grantmaking and sponsorships. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Tanna Clews, NH Women's Foundation
  • TBD, NH Charitable Foundation
  • Hayley Dunn and Jocelyn Lencki, Eversource Energy Foundation
  • Michael Vazquez, Citizens
  • Todd Fahey, Madelaine G. von Weber Trust
  • Charlie Goodwin, Cogswell Benevolent Trust
  • Nichole Martin Reimer, Granite United Way
  • Jack Frost, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • Kim Firth, Endowment for Health
  • Kelli Rafferty, Mary John Elliot Charitable Foundation

"This institute was wonderful and has given me so much information and confidence as I apply for grants on behalf of the nonprofit I serve!"

"It was very thorough and the information was presented very well. Panel speakers were very interesting and relevant."

"100% fantastic experience, worth every penny, I highly recommend this institute for all nonprofits!"

-Feedback from 2022 NH Grants Institute participants