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What Leaders Need: Grant-Writing

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The “What Leaders Need” training series for new and emerging literacy leaders is proud to present:

Getting Started With Grants

This online session will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CT).
Online check-in for registered participants will open on Zoom at 8:50 am.

This training session is offered free of charge to nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy.

The session provides 2 hours of professional development. Certificates will be awarded to attendees who request them after the session, via the post-event survey.

This training event is a special collaborative activity of Literacy Texas, Adult Learning Alliance of Arkansas, and Oklahoma Literacy Coalition.

About This Session

Join Vicki Clark and Chela Sanchez for “Getting Started With Grants” as part of your fund development strategy.

Grant-writing is a crucial process that involves completing an application for financial assistance from institutions like government departments, corporations, foundations, or trusts.

Effective grant writing requires careful planning, thorough research, persuasive writing skills, and a clear presentation of the project’s goals, objectives, and expected outcomes. By mastering the art of grant writing, organizations (like yours!) can increase the chances of securing the necessary resources to bring your mission and vision to life.

This session will provide a step-by-step approach to grant writing, including:

  • Grant proposal template
  • Dos and don’ts for successful grant-writing
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly

You won’t want to miss this engaging and timely session!

About the Presenters

Vicki Clark

Vicki Clark is an optimist. She loves people and shows up in the world as a learner and a servant leader.

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Vicki has devoted the past 30 years of her career to building capacity of organizations and individuals; inspiring community and business leaders to take action. She is known for her work in the specialty areas of leadership development, inclusion and diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism assessment, training and facilitation, board development, strategic planning, volunteer resource development and effective communication. Her work spans dozens of corporate clients, nonprofits and government organizations.

She sits on numerous boards, including the National Diaper Bank, and is a regular trainer at community and leadership organizations such as United Way and the Association of Junior Leagues International. Her work as a consultant (at Vicki Clark Consulting), coach, trainer and speaker have given her infinite opportunities to learn from and share with people from all walks of life.

Vicki meets people where they are, never gives up, and believes in the power of prayer. Even at her age and with all that she has experienced, she continues to be A WORK IN PROGRESS.

Chela Sanchez

Chela Sanchez epitomizes reliability, creativity, energy and heart.

Originally from Oregon, Chela has worked in tandem with nonprofits throughout her working career in business development. In 2002 she helped found the Southern Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund, which provides opportunities for Latinx students living in the Southern Oregon region to complete their post-high school career/degree. As a first-generation Mexican American this organization is very near and dear to her heart. Chela continues her work with SOLSF in an advisory role and assists with capacity building.

In 2014 she started the nonprofit, Adelante Community Partners. Chela is known for her ability to excel at a wide variety of projects including project management, community building, and mobilizing resources to execute action.

She is the second set of eyes and Vicki’s right hand in developing recommendations to help organizations move forward.


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Special thanks to:

Vicki Clark Consulting

Adult Learning Alliance of Arkansas

Oklahoma Literacy Coalition

The Texas Workforce Commission

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