03/28/2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
3435 Liberty Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
Housing Action Illinois

Writing an effective foundation grant proposal takes a lot of work. In addition to strong, persuasive writing, it can involve a great deal of planning, research, organizational development, and relationship building.

Learn how to tackle this process step-by-step at Housing Action Illinois’ full-day workshop. Nonprofit experts and consultants Valerie F. Leonard and Noah Temaner Jenkins will take you through the entire grant cycle, from program concept and proposal development through evaluation and monitoring. Using a combination of lecture, case studies, and hands-on group exercises, the workshop will prepare housing professionals to:

  • Develop a program concept utilizing a program logic model
  • Identify sources for demographic and socioeconomic data
  • Write a compelling needs assessment
  • Develop realistic goals and objectives
  • Design a program using sound methodology
  • Identify potential public funding resources
  • Garner community support for your idea
  • Develop a program budget and evaluation plan
  • Position your program for long term sustainability

An expert panel consisting of grant makers, investors and a housing program manager will share lessons learned and answer questions about seeking public or private financing for your project. You will finish the day by working with your group to prepare a mock presentation to funders and investors.

This course is intended for housing program managers, board members, development directors, executive directors, and anyone with grant writing responsibilities within a housing nonprofit.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm