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Monday, January 20, 2014


Announcing the

Writing Successful Grant Proposals Workshop

A series of two workshops at

GRLIC Office

53698 State Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY 12474

The workshop sessions will be held on
February (Tuesdays) 4 & 11, 2014 from 3 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

This is a two-session workshop where participants will learn how to write successful grant proposals.

Cost: $75 workshop fee and $25 for a notebook of materials and successful 
          proposals (notebook optional)

Topics covered:

  • Identifying fundable grant ideas
  • Leading grant development teams
  • Writing grant concept papers
  • Developing grant plans (a proactive approach to grant development)
  • Finding funders
  • Writing grant narratives (need statements, goals and objectives, work plans, evaluation)
  • Developing budgets
  • Securing matching funds and letters of commitment
To register contact GRLIC at or send check with contact info to:
PO Box 263
Roxbury, NY 12474
Or contact us at grlic100@gmail.com   
call: 607-326-4754

Meet Kevin Hodne, the workshop facilitator:

I have written over $7 million in grants in the areas of education (K-12 and college), agriculture, and economic and community development. My goal in this workshop is to draw on my twenty years of experience in grant development to provide students with the knowledge and skills to write successful grant proposals.  Grant opportunities are available, but you face tough competition. To win a grant your proposal must be compelling and well-crafted.  I enjoy teaching this workshop series and have been happy to see that former students have learned new skills and won grants. For more information, call me at 607-434-8254 or send me an email at hodnekevin@yahoo.com.

Feedback on Kevin Hodne’s Writing Successful Grant Proposals Workshop…

Kevin Hodne's workshop, Writing Successful Grant Proposals, allowed me to get my brain around the concepts and process of putting together a successful grant proposal. Kevin has the experience and an infectious enthusiasm which he brings to teaching this class.

                                                                                    Linda Jafee

The workshop that I've just completed with you—Writing Successful Grant Proposals—was exactly what I had hoped for.  It was "clear, concise and compelling" which were the three elements you pointed out in the terrific materials you provided to the class.  When ready, I'll be back for you to review my grant proposal.  Thank you.

                                                                                    Diane Nixon

I attended Kevin Hodne's Writing Successful Grant Proposals Class in January 2008.  I had never written a grant proposal before.  I appreciated the time he spent going over my particular proposal and the suggestions he made to improve my chances of getting this proposal accepted.  The class interaction was very special, too.  He professionally facilitated the interchange of ideas and has great teaching techniques.  I would recommend this class to any grant seekers.                                       
                                                                                    Mary Johnson-Butler

Kevin Hodne reveals grantwriting to be a masterable and navigable art, not the futile and intimidating undertaking it is generally perceived to be. Grants are there to be given and we can earn them. Kevin Hodne transforms one's thinking, and thereby increases one's chances of success.
                                                                                    Sam Goodyear

The grant workshop was very organized and well planned. It was very helpful to see your documentation on grants—seeing these helped me know the many processes in writing a successful proposal.

                                                                                    Joe Salamida
I was happy to see that you specifically addressed the projects of the participants and that you gave us the opportunity to present our work. Your critique of our projects was invaluable.

                                                                                    Allicia Rice

The grant workshop helped me understand how to organize all the components in writing grant proposals. By taking it step-by-step I was able to better understand the process and I now feel confident in our endeavors.

                                                                                    Susan Roche

Kevin is very passionate about this program—he keeps you interested in the material and has a great knowledge base. The materials provided were helpful and appreciated. Thank you for sharing your experience.

                                                                                    Mary Beth Dowling

The grant workshop provided tons of practical information on developing grantwriting teams, and in organizing and coordinating the work. Real life examples of successful grants were terrific!

                                                                                    Deni Finch-Frederick

Thank you ever so much for personalizing the grantwriting class by pointing out library and fire department grants. The notebook was a great reference which we will use in our continued efforts to secure grants. A great hands-on workshop.

                                                                                    Barb Price

I rate the class as excellent. The materials were well-covered.

                                                                                    Ray Doucette

The grant workshop has been a great experience. I really enjoyed the class and hope I can help my husband with his grants. I was also hoping to find grants for my son’s marching band to get new uniforms. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us.

                                                                                    Robin Eddy

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