Hosting a Grant Writing Workshop
pre-packaged seminars that meet in hotel rooms or other rented facilities, Five
Star Consulting Grant Writing Workshops are cooperative ventures that utilize
the resources and talents of local organizations. Our training programs are
conducted with the assistance of a government or nonprofit agency that serves
as our Host. The Grant Writing Workshop Hosts offer a supportive environment in
which to conduct the training and they help us to keep costs affordable for
participants. By providing this public service, hosts also enhance their own
visibility and credibility in their communities and among peer institutions.
Benefits of Hosting
receive as many as two full-tuition scholarships, depending on enrollment.
Hosting also helps the host to network with other local agencies and
institutions and to build relationships with funding sources.
provide a handicapped-accessible facility that can comfortably accommodate 30
people. The recommended minimum training room size is 30'x40'. Breakout space
is needed for participants working on individual projects. Hosts also provide
support during the program, including refreshments, supplies and use of
equipment (easels with flip chart pads, a blackboard or whiteboard,
photocopying capability, access to the Internet and several computers with
publicize their training programs in and around their communities. The most
successful outreach involves personal contact with key organizations whose
constituencies should be encouraged to attend. These key agencies include the United Way; city,
county and state agencies; local associations of nonprofits; community
foundations; and service organizations, such as the Junior League. Hosts also
send a mailing about the program to local agencies and place announcements on
listservs and community bulletin boards.
Five Star Consulting reimburses for expenses
incurred in this effort—as well as for refreshments, photocopying, and
associated expenses—up to $500 for two-day trainings.
For information about hosting
Star Consulting Grant Writing Workshop, call Anthony Caetano at (401)
480-7519 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We can answer any questions!
Hosting a Grant Writing Event.
Partner with Five
Star Consulting to bring a two-day workshop to your community at a
facility you provide and you'll receive complimentary seats in the workshop,
great PR and an opportunity to showcase your agency to a variety of community
partners. Our event team will work
closely with you to jointly promote your workshop and ensure the event is a
The objective of the
collaborative promotion effort is to bring potential non-profit attendees to
workshop. Once that happens, Five Star Consulting takes care of
everything: registrations, pre- and post-workshop customer support, incoming
phone calls, invoicing, everything.
How much does it cost to
host a workshop?
Five Star Consulting covers
all trainer expenses and provides all materials for the training.
Assuming you incur no expenses related to promoting the event (which you
shouldn't - it's almost all email and faxes) or the facility at which the event
is held, you pay zero for the training. Five Star Consulting’s compensation is from registrations
and we solely take the financial risk.
How many free seats do I
start with two free seats then, for every ten paid enrollments we receive, you'll
get another free seat. You're welcome to use or give away those
seats. You can even sell them and in so doing use the workshop as a
How many participants do
is our goal for each workshop. We find that a motivated host who follows
our standard marketing plan combined with the efforts of our seasoned event
team can successfully meet that goal. While we do not expect your agency
to guarantee a minimum number of participants, we do need a room that holds at
least twenty attendees. If enrollments for your event exceed 40, we'll
most likely require a sound system and riser for the trainer. Larger
groups are fine, but only if the training room is suitable.
What about the training
should be set up with long tables in school room or horseshoe style with ample
room for participants to work. Please avoid gymnasiums, cafeterias
and other "acoustically challenged" rooms. As for
equipment, a white board and a projector that accepts a laptop signal are
required as is a live, high-speed Internet connection. We will need
web access to conduct live demonstrations of grant research strategies, which
is always a popular and important part of the class. Your trainer will
bring their own laptop computer.
can we do it?
need at least 8 weeks to effectively coordinate and
promote your event. The further out you schedule, the
better. Since our workshops are two days long, Monday/Tuesday or
Thursday/Friday combinations usually work best. You pick your days
and we'll do our best to make it happen.
rely on you to give us two local hotel recommendations. Your
recommendations will be posted on our web site along with your event's info and
registration. Travelers will appreciate the local insight.
not required, your guests will appreciate coffee in the morning and water,
sodas or juice in the afternoon. If you can make that happen you'll
make a lot of people smile!
one of our master trainers in your area, Tony Caetano, at 401-480-7519 e-mail: email@example.com
. We can answer any questions!
final option: a private event.
this type of class, you handle the registrations and charge participants
whatever you feel is appropriate. The price for a two-day private
event is currently $1,500 plus travel, lodging and meals for the
trainer. If you have 35 or more team members you'd like to train or
if you'd like a customized and targeted class, this is by far a better value,
all training materials and resources are included in the flat-fee.
Welcome! If you're ready to learn how to find and write grants
you've come to the right place. Beginning and experienced grant writers
from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and
universities are encouraged to attend. You do not need to work in the same profession as
the host agency.
Tuition: Tuition is $500 per person and includes everything
- workbook, the 300+MB resource CD, two days of terrific instruction and
lifetime, free access to our exclusive FIVE STAR FORUMS.
Payment Policy: Payment by credit card at the time
of enrollment is preferred, however, you may pay later by check. Our
registration system will auto-generate a personalized invoice/receipt for you
immediately after you enroll. If you choose to pay by check, it is
your responsibility to print the online invoice and guide it through your
purchasing channels. We do not mail invoices. Payment by
check or card is required by the workshop date unless other arrangements are
Purchase Orders: If you work for a government
agency and want to pay by purchase order, when you register online choose the
"pay by check" option. The web site will auto-generate a
printable invoice. Print the invoice, give it and your purchase
order to your purchasing department and they'll send the check. That's
Cancelation Policy: Withdrawals are allowed up to one
week prior to the workshop. Tuition refunds - less a $30 admin
charge - are made by check and mailed within 5 working days of receiving your
cancellation. If you cancel within one week of the workshop or if
you're registered for a workshop and fail to show up, you are obliged to submit
your tuition in full and are then prepaid for and welcome to attend any future
workshop we offer within one year of the workshop you cancelled.
Late Registrants: If you register within 10 days of
the class, you may cancel your registration up to 5 days after by notifying us
via email. Your tuition refund will be made by check and mailed within 5
working days of receiving your cancellation notice or will be refunded to your
much do your workshops cost and what do I get for my money?
The grant writing class tuition is $500 and includes
everything: two days of terrific instruction, work book and accompanying 420+MB
CD. The CD contains reference books, useful tools, links to funders PLUS sample grant applications.
Graduates often comment that the CD alone is worth the cost of admission – it’s
included at no additional cost.
information do you cover?
The grant writing class covers how to write grant
proposals start to finish and how to locate and track relevant grant
opportunities. Federal, state, local and non-governmental, private sector
grants are covered. You'll learn everything you need to know to get
started writing grants. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city,
county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and
universities are encouraged to attend.
classes for beginning or experienced participants?
Historically, about 65% of those who attend our workshops are first
timers. Beginners learn what they need to be successful.
Experienced attendees gain new insights, sharpen skills, affirm their knowledge
and value, and leave with a sense of renewed confidence in their abilities and
when can I pay my tuition?
check or card is required by the workshop date unless other arrangements are
made in advance. That said, if you work for a government agency and
choose to pay by check and you know it won't arrive by the workshop date, no
problem, that's not unusual. All we ask is that you do your best to move
things along on your end before and after the class. Payment at the time
of registration is requested but not required.
are for government and nonprofit professionals. Staff, administrators,
grant managers and makers, consultants and board members are welcome.
For-profit businesses seeking grants to fund workforce development and training
or, research and development for the advancement of technology, medicine and/or
national security are welcome, as are individual grant seekers such as artists,
filmmakers and researchers. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to
special services for persons with disabilites?
We make every
reasonable effort to accommodate special needs. For our hard of hearing
and deaf friends, give us a 30-day notice in advance of your workshop and we'll
ensure that translator is provided. If you're visually impaired, our
printed materials are available in large print format. If you use a
wheelchair or for any other reason would like a special seating location, let
us know any time before class and we'll have our instructor reserve your desired
Do I have
to buy anything else to be a successful grant writer?
having web access at your place of work is necessary as nearly every part of
the grants process is in some way dependent on the web.
Grant writing class: both days, 8:30 a.m. sharp to
not later than 4 p.m. with lunch on your own from noon 'til 1:00 P.M.
Dress casual and comfortable.
teaches the workshops?
instructors each have more than twenty years experience. They must exceed
rigorous personal and professional standards before they're invited to join our
have a workshop scheduled in my area. Why? Any plans to?
workshops where we're invited. Once that happens, we seek a local host to
assist in the preparations. Got a suggestion? Drop us a line
Courtney Circle, Sedona, AZ 86336.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Five
, at 401-480-7519. We can answer any questions!