4. Upcoming funding panel and workshop
Funding from the funders’ perspective
This panel discussion will bring together funder organizations and the NGOs who by and large depend on these organizations to deliver programs and projects. It is often said that the NGOs should align their projects in accordance with the funders’ goals, especially in times of strong competition and shortage of money. But what does catch the attention of the funders’ s in order to earn the funds that every organization is looking for? Is it the quality of the proposal or the rationale? Are NGOs somewhat unrealistic when crafting their expression of interest? Or are the funders getting tougher? How can our funding requests become more successful?
This 60 minute panel discussion followed by a Q&A session is aimed at clearing up some of the preconceived ideas and invites every NGO to hear and discuss with the funders about the “two sides of the same coin”. We believe that this dialogue is essential to understand both approaches and, ultimately, it will help the NGOs to write better proposals and increase their chances to get the funding that they need for their projects.
Keynote speakers- Panelists invited:
- Arts Fund;
- Lotteries Yukon;
- Youth Investment Fund / Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund;
- Community Development Fund (CDF);
- Recreation Grant- City of Whitehorse (to be confirmed).
The discussion will be moderated by Sue Meikle.
Best Practices in Funding Applications
A one hour workshop, Best Practices in Funding Applications will follow the panel discussion.
The on-line business dictionary defines Best Practices as: “A method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.” You can also google “Grant Writing for Dummies” and get some good tips. Although there is a basic approach that is helpful, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer. Each organization is unique, and each of us has some wisdom/experience to share.
Working together, using knowledge gathered from the panel, participants will create a “Yukon-made” list of best practices for grant applications, with room for adding special tips for your own organization. The results will be in your email the next day! The workshop will be provided by the volunteer trainer Sue Starr.
Date: Wednesday April 8th
Time (panel discussion & workshop): 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Francophone Centre, 302 Strickland Street. Accessible for people with disabilities.
Cost: (covers a maximum of 2 participant per organization)
• $50 for members (Are you a member?). To become a 2015 VBY Member
• $80 for non-members, companies or governments (non-profits will become automatically a member).
Registration: To register, please contact Bruno Bourdache at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (867) 456-4304.