Grant Applications seminar with Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe

anita-dafoeCHARLOTTE AMALIE – International speaker, Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe will be facilitator for the 2010 Non-Profit Training Institute workshops on “Developing Successful Grant Applications”, which will be held on St. Thomas in January 2010.

The workshops are scheduled to be held January 26 and 27  at the Rare Earth Studio,  Radaats Gade, St. Thomas.

A nationally certified workforce development professional and a globally certified career development facilitator instructor, Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is a human and organization development consultant who provides capacity building, quality management, program and resource development technical assistance to organizations across the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.

She has personally authored over $10 million in grants for educational, youth development, workforce, rites of passage, parenting, employment and training initiatives for adults, the homeless, veterans, individuals with disabilities. Dr. DeFoe teaches non-profit, faith-based and other community organizations how to create systems and processes to ensure the achievement of grant outcomes, and to support continuous improvement in today’s environment of increased accountability and quality management expectations.

The funding environment now requires the development of grant proposals which display organizational capacity, the effectiveness of programmatic and operational systems, and foremost, a comprehensive range of services that address community needs. Organizations must demonstrate and articulate a capacity to design, deliver and evaluate program activities so that funders can clearly denote the impact of dollars awarded. Through interactive and hands-on activities, this training institute will provide administrators, development specialists, and grant writers with tips, strategies and tools to develop competitive grant proposals for submission to international funders. Modeling how to incorporate best practices and evidence-based research, session attendees will learn how to craft proposals, which meet today’s outcome, based standards.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of these sessions, workshop attendees will be able to:

1.      Understand the essential elements which comprise an inquiry letter, a concept paper and a grant proposal,

2.      Know where to locate data and how to construct the grant application,

3.      Demonstrate an enhanced awareness of how to use evidence-based and best practices to strengthen grant applications,

4.      Know how to use the logic model for grant development, program implementation, progress tracking and monitoring, and

5. Understand how to evaluate grants to ensure compliance with proposal guidelines.

For registration information and to reserve your space, contact 340-513-2805 or 340-777-7774.  Group discounts available.

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