Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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8764 Manchester Road
Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63144

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Basics of Grant Research

About the Workshop: Basics of Grant Research


You will learn the fundamentals of researching and identifying corporations, foundations and government agencies that are good fits to help fund your organization's mission and programs. Appropriate research takes time and is well worth the investment. 

This workshop introduces you to research resources and methods. You will learn how to use these resources.  You will learn steps to help you identify the best prospects for your organization.  

Where to find accurate information on corporate, foundation and federal grants opportunities.

How to develop a list of corporate, foundation and government prospects

How to select the best prospects through a qualification process

How to effectively use information from IRS 990s

You will receive valuable templates, flowcharts and checklists to help put into practice what you have learned.

About the Presenter: 
Kent Hornberger 

Kent Hornberger is a Certified Grant Professional with over 40 years of experience in nonprofit 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 is immediate Past-President of the 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 of the Grant Professionals Association, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for the Advancement of Support for Education, the Jesuit Advancement Association, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He has also served on the board of numerous not-for-profit organizations including Catholic Family Services and EarthDance Farms.