Training for groups
I really enjoy training and teaching!
I have had the pleasure of training public health workers and managers, community activists, tutors in the Washington Reading Corps, Americorps members, and varied non-profit staff and managers in grantwriting techniques. I frequently provide training at full day sessions associated with professional conferences. Some of my training clients include:
- Washington State Department of Health
- Washington Fire Chiefs
- Washington Prevention Summit
- Washington Reading Corps
- Thurston County Americorps/Community Youth Services
- Washington Health Communities Resource Center/ESD 112
- Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
- Bellevue College
In addition to providing full day training sessions, I also teach a regular, credit bearing course on grantwriting for students in the Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Environmental Sciences programs at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I'm proud that over several years of teaching, my students have captured over $300,000 in funding for community projects through the grants they prepared as assignments.
Coaching to build your individual grantwriting skills
I also enjoy working with clients one-on-one to develop their grantwriting capacity and skills. This can be a cost effective way for an organization to polish and refine grant applications they have drafted, at the same time building the skills of their internal program or development staff.
By coaching staff through the grant development process, and editing their drafts with commentary and advice, I help organizations develop an internal resource that will continue beyond the time I work with them. At the same time, they are able to offer a valuable professional development opportunity to interested employees.