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Seminars focus on developing winning grant proposals

ATHENS, Ohio (July 27, 2004) -- Community and Professional Programs at Ohio University is again sponsoring the popular, "Developing Winning Grant Proposals" workshop this August in three different locations across the state. On Aug, 14, the seminar will be offered at the Coshocton Village Inn in Coshocton; on Aug, 21 at the AmeriSuites Hotel in Mason; and on Aug, 28 at Grover Center on the Ohio University campus in Athens.

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

The fee for the workshop is $105 for residents of the Appalachian regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky and $129 for all others. The fee includes materials (200-page manual), instruction, breaks and a CEU certificate worth 0.6 CEUs. Pre-registration is required.

For more information on other upcoming grant workshops or to register, contact Community and Professional Programs at (740) 593-1764 or visit www.ohiou.edu/noncredit/grants.htm.

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 grant seeker needs and funder priorities is also explored. The criteria that funders use in evaluating grant proposals will also be discussed along with tips on how to avoid common grant-writing pitfalls

The instructors, Gwen Finegan and Nancy Heller, are both accomplished grant writing consultants who have written proposals for a variety of clients including schools, arts organizations, nonprofit groups, small businesses, corporations and government agencies.

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Media Contacts: Community and Professional Programs Program Coordinator Lisa S. Dael, (740) 593-9925

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