Learn grant writing skills Sept. 26

Dr. Colleen Klatt, special assistant to the president for grants, research, and strategic initiatives at Castleton State College will be presenting an intensive grant writing workshop as part of the 69th Annual Vermont Governor’s Conference on Recreation. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26from 9 am-noon at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt.

This workshop is designed for participants who wish to: 1) learn strategies for finding funding; 2) strengthen grant writing skills; and 3) master the techniques of preparing, writing, and developing winning grant proposals.  The workshop will focus on how to find funding for parks and recreation and how to effectively tell a story that leads to receiving funding, but the process is easily transferrable to any subject area.

• At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

• Apply strategies funders are looking for in projects.

• Find public and private sources of external funding.

• Write quality grant applications.

• Avoid common mistakes in developing grant applications.

The registration fee, including lunch, is $25. For more information and to register, go to the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association website at www.vrpa.org and click on Education, Annual Governor’s Conference, and scroll to the bottom of the page for the 2012 Conference Brochure and Delegate Registration Form or contact the VRPA office at (802) 878-2077 or info@vrpa.org.

Klatt has eight years of experience working with grants and has secured more than $12 million in grant funding from federal agencies and private foundations for a variety of projects. She has 13 years of college and university teaching experience in the areas of persuasion, social marketing, health communication, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, conflict management, and research methods.

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