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― Francis of Assisi


Free Workshop: Introduction to Grant Writing

11/28/2018 09:00 AM - 11/29/2018 12:30 PM PT
Event Registration is closed.



Thi workshop is full, but a waiting list is being compiled. Should you not be able to participate in this workshop, Sierra Nevada Conservancy will notify you of future opportunities for the same workshop.  Please click the link above to register for the Waiting List. 


Workshop Description

This will be a two-day intensive workshop to build grant writing skills for organizations and agencies in the Sierra Nevada region. Who should attend? Community, nonprofit, and local government representatives who would like to learn how to prepare effective grant applications. This workshop is geared to the beginning (no experience) and intermediate (moderate grant writing experience) levels. Preference given to those organizations working within Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) region. NOTE: Limit ONE attendee per organization.

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What will be covered?

The workshop will cover the basics of grant writing and program development, including:

  • How to make your application as competitive as possible.
  • Basic program development for effective grant writing.
  • The eight standard parts of a grant application.
  • How to create a work plan and budget spreadsheet.

This will be a small, interactive class. Participation and writing will be required. Come prepared to discuss a real project that you would like to fund and to write about it. Individual assistance will be provided on writing assignments.


The workshop will be taught by Elissa Brown, Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Fund Development Coordinator. Elissa is an experienced grant writer and grant writing instructor.

Where and When:

The workshop will be held at the Shasta Builders’ Exchange conference room (5800 Airport Rd, Redding, CA 96002) on Wednesday November 28th – Thursday November 29th, 2019. Day 1 will start at 9 am and end at 3 pm. You’ll be expected to put in 1-2 hours that afternoon or evening on your writing assignment. Day 2 will start at 9 am and end at 12:30.

If you like to work on a computer, please bring a laptop and a long extension cord. If you prefer to write by hand bring paper and pens. Either is fine! Participants will be sent class materials to bring, either on paper or on your laptop.


The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the Region to help achieve its vision for the future — that the magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic, and social health, with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations. You are our partners and we want to help you obtain funding to achieve these goals!

This workshop is being produced through a partnership with Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Lassen Park Foundation. Thank you to Shasta Builder’s Exchange for offering their facility!

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