Grant Writing for Artists, Writers and Non-profit Organizations

Saturday, May 30th, 2:30 pm - 5pm Class will be offered online! In-person attendance pending status of the pandemic social isolation recommendations. Instructor: Dr. Carl Heltzel Learn how to write, or grantsmith, high-quality, winning proposals, build relationships, think like foundations/funders, fund your projects, and manage post-award reporting. Participants will take away: 1. Knowledge of organizational development/personal goals pertaining to grant seeking 2. Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development 3. Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 4. Knowledge of practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers 5. Understanding how to write a convincing case for funding 6. Create a boilerplate template for your grants -Thinking like a funder/being mindful of the reviewers -Drafting a powerful Needs Statement; mindmapping -Executive Summary; evidence-based statistics and where to find them, telling a great story -Budget and Budget Narrative; Gantt charts, timetable with milestones -Types of funding agencies/foundations and specific organizations -See actual proposals that were funded Carl Heltzel taught college-level chemistry courses for 20 years, most recently at Clemson University. He is the co-author of six chemistry textbooks, a book on ensuring laboratories are accessible to students with disabilities, and one high school chemistry text where chapters focused on the intersection of art and chemistry. Heltzel has written grants, secured funding for, and managed educational projects from funders including the National Science Foundation, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the American Chemical Society, and arts grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and Lex Arts. Past president of the Board of Directors for the Lexington Ballet Company, he oversaw fiscal responsibility for a professional ballet company with an annual budget of $400,000. As a Research Development Specialist for world-renowned professors at the University of Michigan, Heltzel has helped to secure more than $30M in federal and corporate funding. He is a professional grant writer, author, and artist; he creates and teaches online courses for the American Chemical Society, and he lives near Lake Keowee in the Upstate.
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