Even if you cannot attend one of Dr. Sliger’s grant training sessions in person, you can still attend a live online grant training webinar from your home or office. There are seven webinars to choose from, each focusing on a different aspect of successful grant writing. You may register for one or all seven webinars. Individuals who complete all seven webinars or attend the comprehensive two-day online course will receive a grant writing certificate from ECS. The two-day course offers exceptional value. Each webinar session is independent of the others, so you can attend the webinar that meets your needs, all seven, or any combination of webinars.
Each online training session is limited to five participants. This will provide for more individual feedback and allow sufficient time for questions during the webinar. To participate in a live online webinar, you will need a computer (with internet connection) and a telephone. After you register for the webinar of your choice an email will be sent with detailed instructions. Additionally, your training materials will be sent to you before the scheduled webinar date. During the webinar, you will be able to hear Dr. Sliger and other participants, ask questions, and see Dr. Sliger’s presentation on your computer screen. It is almost like being there in person.
To find out about and register for upcoming grant writing webinars, click on the Registration link (check out the free grant writing webinar on the registration page).
Description: This online course provides a comprehensive grant training experience for participants, who will leave this training knowing how to write winning grant proposals and where to look for funding. The course can pay for itself almost immediately. Content from all seven webinars will be discussed in-depth, including:
Developing fundable ideas
Important first steps
The 12 components of winning grant proposals
Program/project budget development
Conducting a funding search (foundations, corporations, federal agencies, and state grants)
Making contact with a funding source
How funding sources evaluate grant proposals
Resources the professionals use to acquire grants (internet, software, etc.)
Grant writing tips and strategies
The course will begin with the basics and proceed to advanced grant writing techniques and strategies by the end of the second day. This course provides substantial savings from attending each individual webinar.
Webinar Topic: Introduction to the Grant Writing Process(Registration) Cost: $125 Time: 2 hours Description: This webinar provides participants with an understanding of the overall process of grant writing (the big picture). Topics include: what is a grant?, what is a grant proposal?, grant writing as an activity, interesting information on the current level of available funding (federal government, foundations, and corporations), how to develop fundable ideas, letters of inquiry, letters of intent,and an in-depth discussion of the grant writing process steps (there are eight crucial steps).
Webinar Topic: Writing a Winning Grant Proposal(Registration) Cost: $150 Time: 3 hours Description: Writing a strong and competitive grant proposal is critical to the success of your grant writing efforts. This webinar will provide instruction on the 12 components of a winning grant proposal (cover letter, abstract, background needs statement, project description, etc.). Dr. Sliger will discuss each component in detail.
Webinar Topic: Developing a Strong Evaluation Component(Registration) Cost: $75 Time: 1 hour Description: Many grant proposals lose points or are not funded because the evaluation component of the grant is lacking. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of program/project evaluation for writing winning grant proposals. Two different types of evaluation (funders want to see both in a grant proposal) will be discussed. Dr. Sliger will present a model for program/project evaluation.
Webinar Topic:Developing a Budget(Registration) Cost: $75 Time: 1 hour Description: Your grant proposal must include a well-prepared budget. Funders have more questions about budgets (how the money will be spent) than any other grant component. This webinar will provide instruction on how to prepare program/project budgets, appropriate budget formats, and budget terminology. Webinar Topic:Conducting a Funding Search(Registration) Cost: $125 Time: 2 hours Description: This is one of the most important webinars to attend. Knowing how and to whom to submit your grant proposal is crucial to your success as a grant writer. This webinar provides participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct a funding search like the "pros." Dr. Sliger will cover both print and online resources. Webinar Topic: Grant Writing Tips(Registration) Cost: $75 Time: 1 1/2 hours Description: This webinar provides participants with many valuable tips to help ensure their proposals are as successful as possible. After 25 years as a grant writer, Dr. Sliger knows what funders look for in a grant proposal (and will let you in on his secrets).In addition to dozens of tips and suggestions, you will learn how to "kick your chances up a notch."
Webinar Topic: Starting Your Own Grant Writing Consulting Business(Registration) Cost: $75 Time: 1 1/2 hours Description: Grant writers are one of the most in-demand consulting professionals today. Most grant writers work as independent contractors, as full- or part-time development officers, and as freelancers. Because of the increasing demand to find sources of funding, nonprofit agencies are always seeking help to identify these sources and pursue grant writing projects. Almost every nonprofit needs the services of a grant writer, and there are hu:ndreds of thousands of nonprofits in the United States. There is no better time to start your own grant writing business. Webinar topics include: how to establish your business, advertising, obtaining clients, lessons learned, part-time/full-time income potential, etc.
Webinar Topic: Grant Writing Information Session
Time: 60 minutes
Description: This is a brief introduction to the process and the possibilities of grant writing. This free webinar was designed for individuals, non-profit organizations, educators, and church organizations interested in learning how grant writing can assist with their funding efforts. Bring your questions. See the registration page for webinar dates.