Womens Business Center to Offer Highly Effective Grant Writing Habits Aug. 26

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Women’s Business Center (WBC) will offer a course on Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Grant Writer, one of several courses that assists non-profit organizations and grant writers. The course will be held on campus at the Link Building, Room 323, on Aug. 26, from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Grants should be a part of an effective overall approach to fund development. The Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Grant Writer is an overview of how to work with key staff to get the necessary input, how to make a case and how to apply for grants.

Lee Bailey will teach the course. Her 30-year career was spent in the nonprofit and educational sectors, which yielded her more than $75 million in competitive grants. She served as an executive director for several social service and art organizations and was responsible for resource development in various educational settings. She recently retired from the Philanthropy Center at Rollins College where she developed curriculum, was responsible for proposal writing and instructed fund development and proposal writing for the nonprofit community.

Bailey earned her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Mexico and her master’s degree in liberal studies from Rollins College. She also received educational credentials from the University of Alabama and certificates from University of Detroit’s Grantsmanship Center, Nonprofit/Public Administration Management.

The cost for the course is $15. Participants in other upcoming courses can earn Certified Fund Raising Executive or CFRE points. These courses include:

Sept. 9: Diversifying Your Fundraising Strategies; Link Building, Room 323; 9 a.m.–noon; $30; 3 CFRE points

Sept. 23: Revitalizing Your Grant Writing Methods; Link Building, Room 323; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $55; 4.75 CFRE points

For more information and to register, send an e-mail to dkermani@fit.edu, or register online at wbc.fit.edu.


About the WBC

The WBC at Florida Tech is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an outreach of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The WBC provides women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success. The center offers facilities conveniently located at Florida Tech, teachers, mentors and volunteers with expertise and business knowledge, partnering with community organizations for broad outreach, and training and resources that are onsite and online to accommodate busy schedules and provide easy access. Additional information is available online at wbc.fit.edu.

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