Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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How to Hire a Grant Writer

About the Workshop:

Do you wish to improve your organization’s grants program to increase income?  Should you outsource grant writing or keep it in house?  Do you need just a “writer” or are you looking for a grant professional to find opportunities, work with staff to prepare proposals and manage grants?  What qualifications, experience and expertise should a grant consultant/writer have?   Do success rates really matter?  How much should I pay?  What are the compensation models I can use? This workshop will provide answers! You’ll not only receive a list of questions to ask prospective candidates, but also a sample scope of work, deliverables, and job descriptions you can adapt for use by your organization.    

About the Presenter:

Kent Hornberger is a Certified Grant Professional with over 40 years of experience in not for profit management and fund raising.  

Kent currently serves of the national board of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute that is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector’s ability to pursue and maintain public and private sector funding by promoting competency and ethical practices within the field of grantsmanship.  

Kent also serves on the board of the local St. Louis Regional Chapter of the GPA and served for three years as the Chairman of the GPA’s Higher Education Special Interest Group.  He has held leadership positions in other professional organizations including the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and the Jesuit Advancement Association.

Kent has taught courses on the principles and practices of grant writing/management, critical analysis skills, communications, ethics and project management at several St. Louis area Colleges and Universities.  He has been a frequent workshop presenter at both regional and national conferences and is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri St. Louis where he teaches a graduate level course in grant development a writing.