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Define the rules and ways of your Grant System.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/18/2019
When: Wednesdays, October 23 - April 8, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am
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Nonprofits First
1818 South Australian Avenue
Suite 450
West Palm Beach, Florida  33409
United States
Presenter: Jan Rodusky
Contact: Shari J. Hanglan
(561) 214-7435

Online registration is available until: 4/30/2020
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Grant Systems with Venn There Grants Consulting, LLC




Intro Course - What is a Grant System

Create a Grant System leads to successful grant writing


Step 1: Create an Annual Grant Strategic Plan and Action Plan

Establish Goals and strategies for a thoughtful Grant System


Step 2: Write Grant System Policies, Processes and Practices

Define the rules and ways of your Grant System


Step 3: Assign Roles & Responsibilities to Grant Team Players

Define the Roles and responsibilities of your Grant team


Step 4: Design Core Programs

Design your Core Programs before you seek and write grants


Step 5: Create Core Program Budgets

Design your Core Program Budgets with vendor quotes and educated projections


Step 6: Build in Evaluation Methods for Sustainability

Build in Evaluation from the beginning to prove worth and validity


Step 7: Test Program Design Using SMART Goals

Evaluate the final Program Design before proposing to Funders


Step 8: Conduct Strategic Research

Learning how to conduct productive research to prioritize multiple opportunities


Step 9: Understand How the Guidelines connect to the Application

Understand how the Guidelines connect directly into the Application


Step 10: Understand How to Choose Documents: Required and Optional

Strategically Selection Documents for the Application


Step 11: How to Prepare and Conduct a Site Visit

Maximize your Site Visit to Connect with the potential funder


Step 12: How to Steward the Funder during the Pending Phase

Learn key steps to nurture relationship with Funder


Workshops may be taken individually or as part of the series.


Members $35.00     Nonmembers: $52.50



Jan L Rodusky is the founder and principal of Venn There Grants Consulting, LLC . She established the consulting firm in May 2019 to help nonprofit organizations create or refresh their grant system to align with organization’s mission, strategic priorities, program design and grants management. She has over 30 years of experience as a funder, grant writer and program manager in arts & culture, healthcare, and education. Jan has extensive experience and knowledge to coach individuals to think strategically, write compassionately and work intentionally to achieve success in grants. From 2008-2019, she was the Chief Grants Officer for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County whose funding priorities are programming and marketing grants to cultural organizations and artists. Before joining the Council, Jan spent 9 years establishing and growing the grantmaking programs for Palm Healthcare Foundation. Prior to that, she spent 10 years securing gifts and grants for health focused organizations as a professional fund raiser in northeast Ohio and southeast Florida. Building upon the unique experience of being both the grantee and the grantor, she is committed to strategic grant making and working to improve the effectiveness of the nonprofits delivering the services.

Jan earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kent State University. She earned her fundraising certification (CFRE) in 1998. She is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County's Engage Program and a 2008 Fellow of the German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program. She currently serves on the board of Leadership Palm Beach County and the Council for the Village of Royal Palm Beach, Florida. 




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