Grant Writing

Gain the skills your organization needs to secure outside funding.

SAU Professional Development offers a Certificate in Grant Writing and Management and a One-Day Grant Writing Workshop.

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One-Day Workshop

St. Ambrose University Professional Development has partnered with Drake University to provide a one-day Grant Writing workshop.

Organizations today more than ever need to become "grant ready" if they are to be successful in finding the right grants to meet the goals of their mission. This one-day session will bring focus to positioning your organization to find the right grants, then provide you with many critical skills and techniques that will enable you to write a quality proposal.

Topics of discussion include:

• Developing a sustainable grants strategy to be a creative, successful and competitive grant seeker
• Finding and evaluating grant making organizations (government, corporation, foundations, etc.) who want to make an "investment" in your mission
• Telling the story through effective mission, goals, and objectives
• Putting it all together and making a strong case-interpreting the Request for Proposal (RFP), writing persuasive narrative, organizing and formatting the application, engaging stakeholder support, and effective presentation making

The session facilitator is Lance Noe, Director of the Drake University Center for Professional Studies. Lance teaches grant writing for the Drake University's Master of Public Administration program in Des Moines, Ames, and Quad Cities locations. He also serves as the instructor for the grant writing curriculum taught as part of the nationally accredited Certified Public Management program. Lance has spoken at numerous regional conferences and professional meetings bringing a message of how to best develop a sustainable grant seeking and grant writing organization.

Since 2006, Lance has worked as a consultant to several agencies of state and local government leading them through a comprehensive process of developing a sustainable grants strategy. Most recently he served as the grant writer for the State of Iowa's application for the Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Program - a major federal grant which was awarded in 2010 following a highly competitive review process.


Cheryl Riley-Hayles

Professional Development
North Davenport Education Center
1950 E. 54th St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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