Center Events

NH Grants Institute

This 3-day workshop was originally scheduled for 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on January 12th through the 14th, but has been postponed until March 30th through April 1st.

AFPNNE Members:
AFPNNE members who are not members of the Center should choose the not-yet-member rate and use the discount code “AFPNNE” when registering online to get the member discount. This discount only applies to Grants Institute.

Writing a grant can be a time-consuming, hair-yanking experience with a hit-or-miss outcome.  Yet so often board members or executive directors believe that “getting a grant for that” will be the answer to your nonprofit’s financial needs.

How can you make sure that your grant writing efforts are strategic and effective? How does it carry out the initial approach to a foundation? What should you do if your proposal is rejected? Accepted? 

This three-day workshop will cover grant writing from research to writing to stewarding the relationship with your funders. We’ll spend time on the different kinds of foundations, organizational readiness and pre-grant planning, the nuts and bolts of writing the proposal, budgets, logic models, thinking strategically about what a funder is looking for, evaluating outcomes, and grant writing as an organization-wide responsibility.

This workshop is perfect for novice or intermediate grant-seekers.

Workshop participants will learn from experts in the field and hear from the funders themselves how to make the most of the opportunity to win grants.

Luncheon panels provide an excellent opportunity to network with NH funders, including…

Understanding the Grantmaking Universe

  • Charlie Goodwin
    Cogswell Benevolent Trust
  • Michael Rayder, Jr.
    TD Charitable Foundation
  • Deborah Schachter
    NH Charitable Foundation

What Great Proposals Look Like

  • Byron Champlin
    Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Kathy Cook
    Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation
  • Kim Firth
    Endowment for Health

Stewardship: Maintaining Funder Relationships

  • Meghan Brady
    St. Joseph Community Services
  • Sue Fulton
    Endowment for Health
  • Bethany Tarbell
    NH Community Loan Fund

This is is a 3-day workshop that runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday, March 30th, through Wednesday, April 1st.

Facilitated by:

Betsy McNamara
Principal, Senior Consultant
Full Circle Consulting

With over twenty years of nonprofit fundraising and campaign management, Betsy has raised more than $10 million for community investments that have improved the lives of low-income and disabled populations, constructed community arts facilities, and secured underdeveloped farmland from future development.

Presented in partnership with:

This event has been generously sponsored by:

Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00 pm
Location: NH Audubon , Concord
Fees: Member - $299; Not-yet-member - $399

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