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Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop - Part 3

Date: 05/23/2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Course Curriculum
Through a three-program format, participants will be provided an overview of the grant proposal writing process with specific instructions on the basic requirements writing a winning grant proposal. Identification of appropriate funding sources and how to effectively present proposals to those sources will be emphasized.

In the first session, participants will learn 1) how to effectively plan and manage a grant proposal; 2) tools and techniques to improve a proposal’s chance of being funded; and 3) how to write up the common elements for any proposal.

The second session will cover the use of logic models when building a proposal; ways to better communicate a theory of change to the funder; and how to articulate program outcomes and show how they impact the funding.

During the third session, participants will learn: 1) how to research funding sources to find the best fit for a proposal; 2) how to write a compelling letter of intent; and 3) how to use a pre-proposal contact with the funder to increase the chance of winning the grant.

Speaker
Karl Hamner, PhD., Director of the Office of Evaluation Research for the University of Alabama College of Education

Dr. Hamner is an education, social science and health researcher, program development and evaluation consultant. He is principal investigator on two externally funded grants/contracts totaling over $3.3 million in external support.

One of these is Operation Deep Dive, which is a four-year study examining factors and potential causes involved in suicides and early mortality due to self-harm among veterans. He has extensive experience in research and program evaluation, as well as conducting professional development workshops and trainings on a wide range of topics, including over 50 grant writing workshops.

Throughout his career, he has written or directed the development of numerous successful grant proposals for both small and very large grants and has received funding from federal, state and local agencies.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify tools and techniques to use to improve a proposal’s chance of being funded.
  2. Discuss how to effectively plan and manage a grant proposal.
  3. Identify common elements for any proposal.