Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dr. Drew's Two Day Grant Writing Retreat is Coming to a Community College Near You

Tricia and I will be traveling around the State of California to teach my Two Day Grant Writing Retreat at a community college near you in the Spring of 2016.  We have already received rave reviews for this innovative program and I'm excited about offering it again. 

As you may know, this retreat is designed to meet the educational needs of grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as non-profits, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. You will emerge from this retreat with all - or a large portion - of your grant proposal written and ready to submit to an appropriate national, California or local funder.

The retreat will help you:
  • Develop a top-notch and quality grant proposal
  • Get funders interested in your project
  • Identify at least 10 funders for your project
  • Discover the best ways to approach funders
  • Develop effective budgets that make sense
  • Discover the best practices and trends in grant writing
  • Learn insider secrets on making great grant proposals
  • Save time with grant writing strategies and more

 These practical, down-to-earth retreats are scheduled as follows:

Antelope Valley College, Lancaster

Tel: (661) 722-6300

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday 
March 19 & 20, 2016.

Gavilan College, Gilroy
Tel: (408) 852-2801

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday 

February 16 & 17, 2016. 

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
Tel: (714) 432-5993

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday 
March 1 & 2, 2016.

 The retreats take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The special discounted price for these community college hosted events is $495 per person. Only twelve (12) spots are available at each location.

As you may know, the techniques I teach in my Two Day Grant Writing Retreat rely on the same principles and techniques I used to recently win $2.5 million in competitive funding for schools in the Coast Community College District. The Two Day Grant Writing Retreat provides you with inspiration and motivation along with enough time to allow you to meet your fellow participants and share your ideas in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

These retreats are organized, step-by-step, to provide you with my expert, professional guidance on how to draft each portion of your grant.  We will also have time together for you to read, write, and critique your application during the retreat.

This program includes a comprehensive booklet, sample grant proposals, as well as PowerPoint presentations illustrating key principles regarding each portion of your grant application, plus group exercises designed to give you the experience of thinking about your grant proposal the way funders will think about your grant proposal.

Since these seats are filling up quickly, please place your order now so that you can be part of this extremely useful educational event.   

Retreat Description
Dr. Drew designed these two-day grant writing retreats so that participants would be able to emerge with a fully realized grant proposal.  These retreats are organized to follow the standard elements of a grant proposal including the cover letter, introduction, background, organizational history, objectives, plan of operation, evaluation, and budget.  In the process, Dr. Drew will also teach the ideas he uses to improve staff and individual resumes from the perspective of grant reviewers.  Samples of each element of the full grant proposal will be included with the course package. 

Day One: 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Cover letters, introduction, background, and organizational history.

Day Two: 9:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Objectives, plan of operation, evaluation, and budget.

What Others Say About Dr. Drew

"I was intimidated about grants, but you made it so easy." - Alex Mata, P.R.I.D.E., Pico Rivera, CA

"I took your workshop at Rio Hondo College and won $20,000 for my choir." - Lloyd Chen, Whittier, CA

"Dr. Drew assisted our community college district in winning over $2.1 million in grants." - Corine Doughty, Costa Mesa, CA

"Dr. Drew helped my agency win $350,000 in federal funding for its top priority project - helping children and teens." - Grant D. McNiff, Tustin, CA
Benefits of the Retreat Format

The benefits of these two-day grant writing retreats include my sustained focus and attention on your grant project, detailed line-by-line instructions regarding grant language, buzz words, and state-of-the-art practices, along with insight into the mind, emotion, and work practices of an outstanding scholar, a published author, and an experienced grantseeker.

The best way to learn grant writing is to write a grant.  Often the fastest way to write a grant is to do so with the help of a friend and a mentor.  In these retreats, we can quickly fix a delay or barrier that might otherwise prevent an agency or an individual from succeeding at grant writing.  Often, little things can gum up the works of creativity and success.  With the individual attention you'll receive at one of these retreats, however, your grant will surpass the most important hurdle - your own expectations.

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