Are you a fundraiser for a religious organization?

June 8, 2016

Are you a fundraiser for a religious organization?

If you work in development for a religious organization or congregation, you know that this type of grant writing has its own requirements and opportunities.

"Faith-based organizations face challenges unlike other nonprofit organizations, such as moral and ethical dilemmas," says Dr. Bernard Turner, grant writing expert and Belmont professor.

According to this blog post, "The Deadliest Grant Writing Mistakes Made by Christian Ministries and Churches," a lack of planning of a common problem. The article also argues that not using the experiences of others to your advantage is a mistake: "There's no need to start your efforts as if you are the first organization ever to implement a grant development strategy. Use the experience of successful grant writers to model your strategy."

One easy way for CNM members to use the experience of successful grant writers is through our upcoming workshop!

In Dr. Turners's "Grant Writing and Funding Sources for Religious Organizations and Congregations" on June 28, learn what advice some local grantmakers have for faith-based organizations seeking grants, tips to make your grants more competitive, and how to identify funding opportunities that match your grant needs.

Full participation in this workshop is also applicable for up to 6 continuing education points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Click here to register for this workshop.

 

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