Growing Grant Income

Content Contributor: Amy Karjala, Content and Assessment, RevJen Group
Facilitator: Amy Karjala - Content and Assessment, RevJen Group
Category: Resource Development

Last Day to Register: Sep 24, 2018
Module Start Date: Oct 01, 2018

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to navigate the world of private foundations
  • Be able to assess readiness and take next steps to ready an organization to pursue and more likely to receive grant funding
  • Know the essentials of establishing and managing a grants program
  • Be able to identify potential foundation partners, determine their fit with a ministry or project and initiate contact with them
  • Understand the basics of proposal writing and be prepared to draft proposals

Module Overview

Grant income should be a part of your organization’s development strategy. But do you know where to start? 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. It will equip you with the tools and experience to set up an efficient grants program, find potential grant opportunities, secure grants and develop lasting partnerships with foundations. It will also help you t•o develop a personal philosophy of transformational/biblical grant-seeking.

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 participant has read required resources and reviewed the presentation content.
  2. Engage in all 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
  • All other required resources will be available within the module once it begins.

Facilitator Bio

Amy Karjala - Content and Assessment, RevJen Group
Amy has been working in nonprofit fundraising since 1997, in a variety of direct fundraising and leadership roles. She got her start writing grants for a university and is a sought-after grants expert, especially with faith-based nonprofits. Today, she works with a team at RevJen Group, fueling the greater good by helping nonprofits rethink their approach to revenue generation. Amy lives in Oregon and devotes much of her time to her adorably spunky daughter, her family and "bonus" family, riding her mountain bike or paddleboard, and pursuing her love of good tea.