Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CST
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Volunteer Center McHenry County 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Rebecca Stiemke or Laurie Bivona 
Volunteer Center McHenry County 
 Volunteer Center McHenry County

Cancellation Policy

We rely on accurate attendance counts to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to cancel a workshop for any reason, the following refund schedule applies:

-One week or more prior to start date:
5% cancellation fee applies.

-Less than one week prior to start date:
No refund is available. 

This includes those paying with a check. If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person. Please contact us for assistance. 

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule workshops based on attendance. In the case of a cancellation, you will be contacted promptly about a refund and other opportunities.

Thank you,
Volunteer Center McHenry County

From the greenest grant writers to those already getting the green, applying for a grant can be a complicated, nerve-wracking and time-consuming endeavor. Simplify the process through our comprehensive Grant Writing Workshop.

Independent grant writer and professional grant reviewer Bob Marovich will guide participants through an interactive dive into the overall strategic plan for writing grants. He’ll touch on everything from identifying donors, crafting needs statements, explaining your mission and goals, evaluation, connecting with key personnel, and developing a budget.

Beginners will acquire the techniques research and draft winning grant proposals, while advanced grant writers will learn to design programs based on a logic model, polish existing skills, and get up to date information on trends in funding.

In addition, the workshop will also include a presentation from a professional grant maker and time for Q&A with the grant maker so attendees can learn what happens once their grant application is submitted and ways to make their pitches more competitive.


  • Researching and identifying potential donors.
  • Creating the right fit with selected funding agencies.
  • Integrating each component of the grant into a final product.
  • Developing focused and realistic budgets.
  • Addressing the guidelines of proposals.
  • Packaging a professional grant submission.


  • Comprehend the diversity of the funding community.
  • Identify and effectively write the key elements of a proposal.
  • Understand how to write winning grants that stand out among competition.

Wednesday, February 12 from 8 am - 3 pm (Breakfast and lunch included)

Bob Marovich, MBA, Independent Grant Writer

Non-Member Fee: $199
Bronze Member Fee: $179
Silver Member/Sponsorship Fee: $159

For more information, call 815-344-4483 or visit us at volunteercentermchenrycounty.org.