How to Become a Better Grant Writer
June 16, 2021 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm CST | Live On-line
Grant writing is a competitive endeavor, and many agencies approach the task poorly prepared. Dean Klinkenberg has been involved in dozens of grant cycles as both an applicant and a reviewer. In this program, he will give an overview of the federal agencies and private foundations that regularly offer funding and describe how to evaluate which grants to apply for. He will then describe the different sections of a grant application and what content should be covered in each section. The program will finish with 17 tips to improve grant writing skills, which will include common mistakes grant writers make and how to avoid them. If you are a social worker, program administrator, program manager, or anyone at an agency who expects to apply for funding to start a new program or expand an existing one, or otherwise seek external funding to improve the services you offer, enroll in this program to learn how to make your grant application more competitive.
After completing this program, social workers, program administrators, and other participants will be able to:
Dean Klinkenberg is a professional writer with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He has been lead or co-lead investigator on two dozen grants and contracts. He has served as a grant reviewer for federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He has also consulted on grant applications to private foundations and has worked with multiple non-for-profit agencies that received foundation funding. Klinkenberg is also a professional writer who has published works in many different formats and for a diverse range of audiences.
Missouri Institute of Mental Health
The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 3 clock hours or 3.6 contact hours (.36 CEUs) for this activity.
National Board for Certified Counselors
MIMH is an NBCC - Approved Continuing Education Provider, No. 6339 (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC - approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC – approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or web site). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects for the program.
3 clock hours are offered for this program.
National Association of Social Workers
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886662054-8063) for 3 continuing education contact hours.
This training includes continuing education units (CEUs) that are supported by an accredited universityand accepted by professional licensing boards.
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