Visits with foundation staff can often be the catalyst for or even the capstone to a successful grant seeking process. But visits can also be fraught with a host of complicated dynamics. What can development officers do to help set and manage the expectations for a visit? What roles can a development officer play before, during, or after a visit? How can development officers best prepare their organization's leadership or anyone else involved in a visit for successful cultivation and solicitation work?
Having regular and consistent donors making regular gifts to your organization - it's the dream of every nonprofit! Getting to that point takes thoughtful relationship-building, donor-centered education and continual communication. In other words, it's a lot of work! In this workshop we'll explore the motivation, interests and needs of a variety of donors, with tips on ways to invite them in, build philanthropy partnerships and encourage them to give even more.
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Writing the Big One: How to Write Successful Federal and State Proposals
The goal of this workshop is to prepare participants to write competitive federal proposals. Topics will include analyzing and understanding the RFP, getting organized, the coordinator's role, division of labor, process timetables and benchmarks, supportive research, jargon and tone, formatting, moving from concept to outcomes to workplan, budgeting, collaboration and support, evaluation, and institutional review boards, sustainability and knowledge dissemination.
We'll hear about institutional procurement of local foods in New England and specific Massachusetts efforts and have a conversation about Mass Convergence strategy and program efforts. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 10/17.