Program Development and Grant Writing
Jenny Donegan is eternally upbeat and believes all things are possible. She brings this enthusiasm and energy to her workshops, projects and presentations. She will share the techniques, tools and methods she used to launch the TechHeroes Program. From the initial idea, to the concept of how the program should run, to the writing of the grant, to the program description and receipt of grant that was secured from Hewlett Packard, to the purchase of technology and setting up of systems, hiring of lab assistant, recruiting youth, pairing youth with elders, integrating TechHeroes into existing service learning programs, program development that includes an on-site student orientation video, on-site management of program that continues to benefit both the youth and the elderly.
In 2010 Jenny developed an information network to support the development of the non-profit, Heroic Imagination Project, which was the catalyst for the partnership that launched TechHeroes, an innovative service learning program connecting youth and elderly through technology. To date, TechHereos has enabled thirty high school students from the local area have been given the opportunity to serve as collaborators and facilitators by supporting senior citizens at a residential care center, enabling them supported access to technology and social media tools.We will use this grant as an blueprint to develop your ideas and concepts into effective grant proposal programs.
* How to Get Organized . . .
* Tool of the Trade; Resources, wikis, online networks, social media and organization tools
* Proposal Outline
* Mission Statement- answering what? why? for who?
* Identify the passion, solution, program that you would like to manifest
* Identify non-profit organizations that are in alignment with your proposal
* Create connections and collaborate to write the grant proposal
* Use the TechHeroes Grant Proposal Example as an example