UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs held its inaugural community training session Wednesday, May 22, engaging more than three-dozen participants in a daylong session on grant writing.
“Grant-Writing Strategies: A Skill Building Workshop” featured grants expert Joe Gaunt, who has won millions of grant dollars for public broadcasting projects and educational, religious and health care ventures during the past two decades. Gaunt teamed up with CFPA director and UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Lora Warner to present material on finding grant opportunities, identifying what reviewers are looking for, structuring an application and more.
Thirty-nine participants attended the training, including individuals from area nonprofits, foundations and schools, along with UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members. The session included a grant-writing exercise that allowed participants to receive personalized feedback from presenters on a current project, along with a peer critique. Participants surveyed gave the training high marks, and indicated they’d be likely to attend such a session in the future.
The May 22 workshop is one way in which the CFPA is working to fulfill its goal of providing continuing education opportunities for local organizations that serve the public. Additional trainings will be scheduled, including an outcome-measurement session in the fall. Details of that event will be announced at a later date.
For more information, or to join a CFPA listserv that will provide information on future trainings and events, email CFPA Associate Director Ashley Heath. More information about the Center is available online.
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Photos by Ashley Heath, Center for Public Affairs.