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Grant Writing 101 Workshop (Discount for WVNPA Members)

November 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Featuring Alice Ruhnke with The Grant Advantage and Stacey Varner with Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library

Continental Breakfast and Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m. Program Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a Grant Writing 101 workshop where you will learn how to use a Program Planning Framework to plan your grant applications so that they tell a strong, consistent story. As we go through the Program Planning Framework, we’ll highlight each section of a typical grant application with information on what funders are looking for and tips on how to write that section. By the time the session is over, you will:

  • Understand what funders are looking for in grant applications.
  • Be able to decipher confusing grant-related terminology.
  • Have a usable system to connect all the pieces of an application.
  • Have strategies to infuse your organization’s strengths in your proposal to make it strong and competitive.

You will also learn about the new grantseeking research resources available at the Parkersburg and Wood County Library. These resources are free and can help you identify potential funding sources for your projects. Stacey Varner, librarian at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library, will lead a demonstration and show you how to use these tools to identify funding sources.

WVNPA Members: $15/person
Nonmembers: $20/person


Alice Ruhnke is the founder and owner of The Grant Advantage, a progressive, innovative consulting business devoted to helping nonprofit organizations unleash their strengths to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, The Grant Advantage’s services include grant writing; funding searches; outcome measurement systems; capacity building assistance; and learning opportunities through trainings, workshops, webinars, and manuals. Alice has raised over $32 million writing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants and has been in charge of awarding and monitoring federal funds to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia. If Alice is not at her computer writing, she can usually be found facilitating trainings for individuals and organizations. Alice is also the author of Mapping the Course: A Practical Approach to Grant Writing.


November 4, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Wood County Society
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