RCC Sets Course for “Effective Grant Writing” Beginning July 12

ASHEBORO (June 20, 2018)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division has scheduled a course in “Effective Grant Writing,” to begin Thursday, July 12 at the Asheboro Campus. The class (section #66802) will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, July 12 through Aug. 23. The cost is $70.

This course offers a project-based learning (PBL) experience. Participants will be exposed to multiple topics that are essential to effective grant writing, such as the power of collaboration; communicating with program officers and influencing others for a successful grant submission; types of nonprofit organizations and funders; grant calendaring; how to decode a Request for Proposal (RFP), and much more. The course is designed for staff at charitable nonprofit organizations or foundations; board members at charitable nonprofit organizations; staff at private educational institutions; staff at nonprofit hospitals or hospital foundations; and staff at government agencies, tribes, or state educational institutions that have a related nonprofit organization or foundation that supports the government entity.

When instructor Michelle Cole managed a counseling center in rural North Carolina, she noticed that many women she came in contact with were victims of domestic violence. Locally, there were zero resources to serve these families. Cole founded the Domestic Violence Resource Center of Alexander County, North Carolina, by seeking an umbrella organization and working collaboratively to win a grant to fund start-up costs. She then formed the 501(c)(3), recruited a board, educated the community through various presentations, and created the plan to serve victims, all while raising the money necessary to staff it. Cole has set up successful programs at various education institutions and nonprofit organizations, and today remains a consultant in their ongoing achievement. Her experience with corporate fundraising has been focused on strategy and execution planning that have resulted in increased revenue.

For more information or to register, call 336-633-0268.