Grant Orientation – How to Get Started with New Members to Your Chapter’s Grant Committee

Greetings from GrantLessons, we continue with 17 followers. I work with a great group of grant writers here at Assistance League of Reno-Sparks. Many of the members have been writing grant applications for the chapter for years. We just had committee sign-ups and found that three members wanted to join our grant writing team. We were excited and wanted to determine the best way to orient them to what we do. However, we also did not want to overwhelm them.

Therefore, we decided on a two hour session to get started and scheduled a date for us to meet in mid-June. We have decided on the material to cover. We will start with an introduction and welcome from our Grant Committee Chairman, followed by short sessions on Dropbox, GrantLessons, and GrantStation. We will finish with a short segment on the differences between paper and online submissions. We have also decided that we are going to mentor the new members by pairing them up with a seasoned grant writer.

Talking about GrantStation, Anita Friesen, National Director of Resource Development reports that 85 Chapter Presidents indicated interest in GrantStation. Anita will be following up with the Presidents over the next few weeks to get them all signed up so we can go live with GrantStation by mid-June. At that time, we will have more information about how to access GrantStation posted on GrantLessons. We also expect to have more followers join us here on GrantLessons. Do you have any new members who need orientation to your Grant Committee? How are you working with them? Have a great week!

So catch me when you can and I will catch up with you soon. Sandie

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