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Grant Writing Training from Volunteer WV (Discount for WVNPA Members)

May 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Volunteer WV’s two-day Grant Writing training is intended to help build new capacity for nonprofit organizations. This intensive, hands-on training will help aspiring and experienced grant writers approach grant writing with increased confidence. At the end of the training, participants will understand all the components of a grant application and have a new way of looking at what works in their organization and community.
The workshop will help participants:
  • Understand what funders are looking for in grant applications;
  • Use a Program Planning Framework to develop grant proposals that tell a coherent and compelling story;
  • Infuse their strengths into proposal to develop strong, competitive applications; and
  • Understand how to find grant opportunities.
When & Where 
Grant Writing Training will take place May 2nd-3rd, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Church in South Charleston.
Training Times
• Day 1 – Thursday, May 2, 2019: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
• Day 2 – Friday, May 3, 2019: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration is $200 per person. This fee covers all materials, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and breaks
each day. Member organizations of the West Virginia Nonprofit Association are eligible to send two (2)
people at a discounted rate of $175.
With the support of a Flex-E-Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission through the West
Virginia Development Office, a limited number of scholarships are available to staff of nonprofit and
community-serving organizations. Scholarship recipients are asked to contribute $50 towards the cost of
the training. Scholarship recipients and their organizations must be from one of the following counties:
Boone, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Roane, Summers,
Webster, Wetzel, and Wyoming.
Registration & Learn More 
About the Instructor
Alice Ruhnke is the founder and owner of The Grant Advantage, 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; qualitative evaluation; capacity building assistance; and learning opportunities through trainings, workshops, webinars, and manuals.
Alice has raised over $27 million writing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants and has managed the sub-granting and monitoring of federal capacity-building 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, a practical, step-by-step manual that walks through an entire grant proposal from start to finish.


May 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am
May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Blessed Sacrament Church
305 E Street
South Charleston, WV 25303 United States
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