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Grants, Grants, Grants Presentation for the South Dakota Community Foundation. John Williams Freelance Grant Writer Getting to know you. Briefly tell me: Your name Where you work Your grant writing experience. Getting to know me. John Williams

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Grants, Grants, Grants

Presentation for the South Dakota Community Foundation

John Williams

Freelance Grant Writer

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Getting to know you

Briefly tell me:

  • Your name

  • Where you work

  • Your grant writing experience

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Getting to know me

John Williams

  • 20 years of Grant Writing experience

  • 6 years at Public Television

  • 8 years in the arts

  • Last six years in Long-Term Care

  • Recently began freelancing with clients such as Sanford USD Medical Center, SD Synod of the ELCA and SD Lions Club

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Definitions and Parameters

A grant is a legal contract between a funds recipient and a granting agency for the purpose of implementing a:

  • Carefully specified;

  • Mutually agreed upon;

  • Project or program

  • A partnership generally consists of multiple organizations and individuals working together under a common vision.

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Trends in Foundation and Government Grant Support

  • Funders want to see communities working together to ensure non duplication of services

  • Very few to no general operating support $

  • New or expanded services

  • Demonstration projects and programs that involve community partnerships

  • Many app’s contain language “grantee must partner” etc.

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RFP’s: Request for Proposals

  • AKA, NOFA’s, NOGA’s, ROA’s etc.

  • Requests for Proposal have lengthy, detailed instructions for required categories for the grant application:

    • Abstract

    • Background and significance

    • Problem Statement

    • Goals & Objectives

    • Workplan

    • Measurable Outcomes and Evaluation

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Aligning and Writing to Replicate

  • It is crucial that your project aligns with the grantors guidelines

  • After reviewing the RFP’s of your potential funders, choose the most difficult to write first

  • This way you can easily cut and paste sections of the large grant for other funders

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Create a Grant Writing Team

  • Most people are afraid of grants with the perception that they are complicated and tedious. While this is can be true, there is safety in numbers

  • Identify your internal colleagues who have a stake in the project

  • Most businesses have a staff person who likes to work with numbers and data. Find them and befriend them

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Gather your resources

  • Human

  • Financial

  • In-Kind

  • Volunteer

  • Outside partners (Letters of Support)

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  • Write this last if possible but you may need to structure a draft of the abstract to distribute to stakeholders early in the process

  • This is your thesis and solution

  • Succinct, engaging, compelling

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Background of project

  • Or How was the need identified?

  • Must research to complete this section

  • Data must be updated for each application

  • Find a trusted source of evidence based materials if possible

  • Lots of information available on the web to support most ideas

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Goals, Objectives, Activities, Benchmarks & Measurable Outcomes

  • Goals are what you hope for

  • Objectives lead you to goals

  • Activities achieve objectives

  • Benchmarks are points in time in which particular activities are accomplished

  • Measureable outcomes are tools for evaluation

  • These should incorporate qualitative and quantitative measures if possible

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Work Plan Outcomes

  • This is one of the most helpful tools to guide your proposal.

  • Creates a timeline of activities and those responsible

  • Offers the opportunity to secure buy-in from internal and external stakeholders

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Evaluation Outcomes

  • Vital section of any grant

  • Strive to include both qualitative and quantitative measures

  • Best done by a third party

  • Use existing measure whenever possible

  • Information is Information—Positive or Negative

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Budget Outcomes

  • When you’ve organized your grant team, begin with the budget. Experience has shown that this discussion can bear out any potential issues in grant preparation.

  • Any in-kind contributions?

  • Does the RFP require matching funds?

  • What is your indirect cost rate?

  • How much detail do they want?

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Formal Partnerships Outcomes

  • Payor sources

  • Contractors

  • Referral sources

  • Other providers

  • Social service agencies

  • Community agencies

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Informal Partnerships Outcomes

  • State agencies

  • Workforce agencies

  • Social services agencies

  • County case workers

  • Like-minded organizations and institutions

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Benefits of partnership Outcomes

  • Funding of new or expanded service lines

  • Sharing the work

  • Financial support

  • Increased client base

  • Positive public relations

  • Demonstration of commitment to the community

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Challenges of Partnerships Outcomes

  • Sharing of the grant award

  • Sustainability

  • buy-in

  • flexibility

  • leadership

  • resources

  • time

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Case Study-Formal Partnership Outcomes

Expansion of delivering telehealth technology to seniors in a 4 county area to reduce ER visits and nursing home admissions and re-admissions.

Partners: Good Samaritan Society

USDA Telemedicine Grant

State of MN University of MN (Evaluator)

County case managers

Public Health Nurses

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Case study: Informal Partnership Outcomes

Lutheran Social Services, Good Sam and Refugee and Immigration Center of Sioux Falls (Health Care Workforce Grant)

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Exercise and Q & A Outcomes

  • The State Department of Social Services is providing dollars to agencies to increase access to preventive services with the goal of decreasing ER visits for residents with chronic diseases.

  • Identify your Formal and Informal Partners