While there are many variables that determine a successful grant application, there are a number of key elements that, once mastered, may increase your chances for success.  This session will explore a strategic and systematic approach to grant application development and will explore the following:

  • Identifying and prioritizing your organization’s funding needs.
  • Determining which funding opportunities make the most sense for your organization.
  • Organizing a strategic grant writing process to improve your chances for success.

The workshop will incorporate interactive learning and processing activities and will support a robust peer-learning exchange among MARO members.

Patrice Martin ImageOriginally from Chicago, Patrice Martin became a permanent resident of the great State of Michigan in 1984, settling in Hillsdale County. She parlayed her administrative and human resource skills from the private, for-profit sector into a long term commitment to the nonprofit sector. She has held positions as diverse as Legal Advocate for Domestic Harmony to Strategic Grants Officer for South Central Michigan Works! She is also a former Hillsdale County Director for Community Action Agency and the inaugural director of the Economic Development Partnership of Hillsdale County.

Along the way, Patrice acquired a wealth of training, facilitation and consulting experience. She has been certified as a trainer for the Bridges Out of Poverty model, the Community Leadership Development program of the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute, and is an authorized facilitator for the Stewards of Children, sexual assault awareness training through Darkness to Light. She also holds a Business Solutions Professional certificate through the Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations and a completion certificate for the Strategic Foresight system from the University of Houston. She has extensive Grant Writing and presentation experience.

Registration is $129 for Members and $149 for non-members.

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