2019 Agency Development & Grant Writing Workshop

Online registration is closed. Pleases feel free to show up the day of the workshop to register.

Walk-in registration is March 7th 8am.

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Please set your GPS to 700 Park Avenue; Norfolk, VA. This will bring you to Gate #1 at the corner of Brambleton and Park Avenues. Follow the RED ARROWS to continue down Park Avenue and make a right at the first stop light, Corprew Avenue. Continue down Corprew Avenue about four blocks and Gate 6 will be on your right-hand side (LIGHT RED BOX). The parking lot will be immediately on your right, after you enter through the gate.

Follow the BLUE ARROW from the parking lot to the Student Center (LIGHT BLUE BOX), three buildings away from the parking lot. You will pass by Scott Dozier Dining Hall, the Student Services building and then you will see a fountain (on your right), enter the Student Center across from the fountain and turn right once inside
the building.

Room 138C will be the last door on your left.

Agency Development & Grantwriting

The “Agency Development & Grantwriting” Workshop will last for two days and will take up a full 8 hours each day (8:30 am – 4:30 pm).  It is specifically targeted to faith-based and community nonprofit organizations that are just starting to develop their programs and seek funding; and those that have tried, but have not been successful with program and funding development.  Others that may benefit from attendance are staff members with responsibility for fund development.  Community and industry partners that work with nonprofit organizations and special program development may also find the workshop helpful.  While everyone is welcome at HUD trainings, this training may not prove to be the best use of time for people seeking personal funding or for-profit businesses, as it will not cover resources targeted to those groups.   

Topics will include critical business management issues for faith-based and nonprofit groups, designed to improve competitive position for grant funding.  Among these topics are organizational and Board development, strategic planning, financial management, grants research, outcomes planning and reporting, sustainability strategies, factors for awards and application basics.  

The workshop does not lend itself well to partial attendance.  There is a lot of material to cover, primarily based on a powerpoint presentation, with several applied learning exercises.  It will be interactive – with visuals, exercises, discussions and homework.  Its value will be diminished if participants are not able to attend the full 2-day session.