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Grants workshop to be held in Athens on April 24

ATHENS, Ohio (April 5, 2004) -- Ohio University Community and Professional Programs is hosting the popular "Developing Winning Grant Proposals" workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 24 at Grover Center on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

This informative one-day seminar, is ideal for those with little or no experience in grant writing and will take you step-by-step through proven techniques for identifying and contacting potential funders, developing and submitting proposals, and following up on your requests.

Workshop participants will learn the format of a complete grant proposal as well as how to tailor proposal formats to meet the requirements of different funders. How to improve the match between grantseeker needs and funder priorities is also explored. The criteria that funders use in evaluating grant proposals will be covered along with tips on how to avoid common grantwriting pitfalls

The instructor, Nancy Heller, has experience as a teacher, program administrator, grant writer and adult education consultant. She has written successful grant proposals for schools, arts organizations, nonprofit groups and small businesses and has served as a volunteer for the Small Business Development Center, helping startup organizations research and write grant proposals.

The fee for the workshop is $95 for residents of the Appalachian regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky and $109 for all others. The fee includes lunch, materials (200-page manual), instruction and a continuing education unit (CEU) certificate worth 0.55 CEUs. Pre-registration is required.

"In such difficult economic times, there are so many organizations that need grant money, but don't know how to apply for it. We hope to demystify the grantwriting process in this workshop," said Lisa Dael, program coordinator for Community and Professional Programs.

For more information on other upcoming grant workshops or to register, contact Community and Professional Programs at (740) 593-9925 or visit www.ohiou.edu/noncredit/grants.htm  

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Media Contacts: Community and Professional Programs Program Coordiantor Lisa Dael, (740) 593-9925 or dael@ohio.edu

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