Growing Grant Income

Content Contributor: Amy Karjala

Facilitator: Amy Karjala, Director of Curriculum Design, Mission Increase Foundation

Category: Resource Development

Last Day to Register: April 4, 2016

Module Start Date: April 11, 2016

Learning Objectives

This module is designed to provide development professionals and ministry leaders with a better understanding of the role grants can and should play in a ministry and to equip them with the tools and experience to set up an efficient grants program, find potential grant opportunities, secure grants and develop lasting partnerships with foundations. Upon completion, the participant will have a  Biblical framework for grant seeking and have the tools, knowledge and confidence to begin pursuing grant funding or to increase the success of an existing grants program.

This module is designed to provide participants with the following outcomes:

  1. Understand how to navigate the world of private foundations.
  2. Develop a personal philosophy of Transformational/ Biblical grant-seeking.
  3. Be able to assess readiness and take next steps to make an organization more ready to pursue and more likely to receive grant funding.
  4. Know the essentials of establishing and managing a grants program.
  5. Be able to identify potential foundation partners, determine their fit with a ministry or project and initiate contact with them.
  6. Understand the basics of proposal writing and be prepared to draft proposals.

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide development professionals and ministry leaders with a solid understanding of the role grants can and should play in a ministry and to equip them with the tools and experience to set up an efficient grants program, find potential grant opportunities, secure grants and develop lasting partnerships with foundations.

Requirements for Receiving Credit

Credit for the module will be determined on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrating that the particpant has read required resources and reviewed the presentation content.
  2. Engage in all the topic forum discussions for all five sessions.

Required Textbooks

Demystifying Grant Seeking, Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown. (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series) 2001

 

 

Facilitator Bio

Amy Karjala, Director of Curriculum Design, Mission Increase Foundation

Amy Karjala, Director of Curriculum Design, Mission Increase Foundation

Amy Karjala is Director of Curriculum Design for Mission Increase Foundation, leading the curriculum team in developing the foundation’s workshops, webinars, coaching and consulting tools. Amy has been working in nonprofit fundraising for nearly 20 years, in a variety of direct fundraising and leadership roles. A sought-after student, thinker and expert in Biblical fundraising and transformational giving, Amy serves nonprofits around the United States as a writer, trainer and consultant.