Principles of Marketing for Nonprofits

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Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Community Engagement & Collaboration

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Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Grant Writing & Compliance

This event is part of the series:
Duke University - Continuing Studies: 2020 Nonprofit Capacity Building Training

August 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Ruth Peebles, MPA,

This class focuses on the important elements of a grant proposal including: the cover letter, executive summary, need statement, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, and the budget and future funding. Learn the typical questions funders ask when considering a proposal and the criteria used. Participants will be guided through the grants management process - from preparation of a grant proposal to the fiscal report preparation. Topics include: monitoring and reporting requirements, fiscal management, and accountability. Practical tips for ensuring compliance and improving chances of future success will be presented. In addition to proposal writing and compliance, participants will learn strategies to diversify a nonprofit’s base through individual and corporate donor programs.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Implement effective processes & practices that lead to successful grant writing
  2. Conduct grant research via the Internet, publications, other sources and prioritize prospects
  3. Determine the most effective writing strategies and styles for various grant applications
  4. Evaluate and assess grant proposals after reviewing and critiquing a well-written proposal
  5. Ensure compliance and report on a grant's progress and impact
  6. Develop an individual and corporate donor solicitation program

Bio: Ruth Peebles, MPA, offers over 30 years of hands‐on experience in nonprofit management, project management, fundraising and organizational development. The INS Group was founded in 1999 with the mission of helping federal, state, and local government agencies, nonprofits, and faith-based institutions use innovative solutions to build their capacity and sustain their programs and services. Ms. Peebles is an instructor for the Duke University Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and served as an adjunct instructor for the School of Public and International Affairs Master of Public Administration Program at North Carolina State University. Ms. Peebles currently serves on Wake County Affiliate Board of the North Carolina Community Foundation and Student U Board of Directors. She is a founding member of the Next Generation of African American Philanthropists giving circle.

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