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Fall grant writing series offered at regional campuses, Athens

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2004) -- Community and Professional Programs is sponsoring the popular "Developing Winning Grant Proposals" workshop this fall at three regional campus locations as well as in Athens. The workshop will be held at the Eastern campus on Sept. 18; Southern campus, Oct. 2; Zanesville campus, Oct. 30; and at the Athens campus, Dec. 4.

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

Workshop participants will learn the format of a complete grant proposal as well as how to tailor proposal formats to meet the requirements for various financial resources. How to improve the match between grant seeker needs and funder priorities; criteria financiers use in evaluating grant proposals and tips on how to avoid common grant writing pitfalls also will be covered.

Community and Professional Programs now has added a second part to the seminar to be offered Dec. 11 in Athens. "The Secrets to Successful Grants Management" is for anyone who has successfully received a grant and now needs to manage it properly to meet all the funders' requirements. Topics to be covered include negotiating contracts, fiscal management, understanding matching funds, dealing with changes in project plans, resources for continued support and preparing and submitting reports.

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

The fee for each workshop is $99 for all Ohio University faculty, staff and students. This fee includes materials (200-page manual), instruction and a CEU certificate worth 0.6 CEUs. Pre-registration is required.

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

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