Video Length: 78 minutes
Are you intimidated by the grant proposal process? No worries. At the end of this session, you will know what’s needed to be prepared to apply for grant funding. You'll find out what questions to ask before you begin the process, what the seven basic elements of most grant proposals are, how to match your needs with funder priorities, and what makes a truly competitive proposal. The presenter will help you become more savvy about the best grant possibilities for your organization. From researching grants to successfully managing funds, this session will leave you informed and empowered. This is a presentation from the 2015 Best Friends National Conference.
A seasoned development consultant, grant writer, researcher and instructor, Mandy Pearce helps nonprofits through her organization, Funding for Good. As part of a position in college, she wrote her first grant and became enamored with fundraising. This single event turned into what has become a career in fundraising and development for nonprofits across the country. Through her business, Funding For Good, Mandy coaches, consults, teaches development seminars, conducts research for and helps build organizational capacity. Her experience has secured funds, improved success and created opportunities across the nonprofit world. Presenting and working one-on-one with clients to help them grow and succeed in all things development are her passions. Mandy makes her home in Hickory, North Carolina, and besides being a full-time entrepreneur, she is dog mom to Leo, her rescued Lab mix, and an avid outdoor enthusiast.