Thursday, June 7, 2007

FREE 3-day Grant Writing Workshop for Faith-Based and Community Organizations

Representative Thelma Drake is coordinating a FREE 3-day grant writing workshop for faith-based and community organizations. The hands-on, informative workshop will cover the a-b-c's of grant writing and finding funding sources. See additional information below or contact Claire Winiarek in Congresswoman Drake's District Office at 497-6859 to register (Congress Woman Drake's webpage is Please provide your name, telephone number, email address, name of organization or ministry and mailing address when calling to register.

What: Grantwriting and More Workshop
When: July 23, 24, and 25
Where: Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Who should attend? It is specifically targeted to Faith-Based and Community nonprofit organizations . While our community and industry partners are always welcome at HUD events, this training will not allow us to respond to the concerns of our more advanced partners or local governments, and it is not appropriate for "for-profit" businesses. Our focus will be on emerging Faith-Based and community grass-roots organizations who are just starting to develop their programs and seek funding; and those who have tried, but have not been successful, with program and funding development. Others who may benefit from attendance are staff members with responsibility for fund development. Topics will include business management issues for Faith-based and nonprofit groups, as well as organizational development, Board development, strategic planning, marketing, budgeting, grants research, outcomes planning and reporting, sustainability strategies, HUD funding, factors for awards and application basics. The workshop does not lend itself to partial attendance. There will be a lot of material, mostly consisting of an extensive powerpoint presentation, with applied learning exercises on the third day. Materials will be given to you at the workshop, which will be interactive - with visuals, discussions and homework. Its value will be diminished if participants are not able to attend the full 3-day session. Here is a link to directions to Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach campus: At this site, you can also click on a map of the campus. If you need to stay overnight, here is a link on the City of Virginia Beach Tourism webpage for lodging: As some of you know, but many of you maybe don't know - neither Congresswoman Drake nor HUD is permitted to spend (your) tax dollars on food or beverages. Here is a link to search for places to eat: There are also a few places very near the campus at the corner of Independence Blvd. and Princess Anne Road. Thank you.

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