SNC Free Grant Writing Workshop – October 16 & 17 in Chico

Free Workshop
Introduction to Grant Writing
Build your grant writing skills!
For community organizations and agencies across our region.

Tues. Oct. 16th 9 am – 3 pm & Wed. Oct. 17 9 am – 12:30 pm 

Chico, CA

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) looks to the organizations, agencies, and local governments in the Region to help achieve its vision for the future — that the
magnificent Sierra Nevada Region enjoys outstanding environmental, economic, and
social health, with vibrant communities and landscapes sustained for future generations.
You are our partners and we want to help you obtain funding to achieve these goals!
Who should attend? Community, nonprofit, and local government representatives who
would like to learn how to prepare effective grant applications. This workshop is geared the beginning (no experience) and intermediate (moderate grant writing experience) level.

The workshop will cover the basics of grant writing and program development, including:
• How to make your application as competitive as possible
• Basic program development for effective grant writing
• The eight standard parts of a grant application
• How to create a work plan and budget spreadsheet

This will be a small, interactive class. Participation and writing will be required.
Come prepared to discuss a real project that you would like to fund and to write
about it. Individual assistance will be provided on writing assignments.

The workshop will be taught by Elissa Brown, Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Fund Development Coordinator. Elissa is an experienced grant writer and grant writing

The workshop will be held at the Butte County Public Works Yard meeting space, 44 Bellarmine Ct, Chico, CA.

What To Expect: If you like to work on a computer, please bring a laptop and a long
extension cord. If you prefer to write by hand bring paper and pens. Either is fine! You’ll be mailed materials you’ll need to bring to class (either on your laptop or printed out). You’be expected to put in 1-2 hours Tuesday afternoon or evening on your writing assignment.

Please bring a brown bag lunch – and a vision of something you want to help your
organization accomplish!

To register: Space is limited! Please RSVP to Wolfy Rougle ( by
Friday, Oct. 12th. The workshop is free. Bring a lunch. Light snacks will be provided.

See Grant Writing Workshop for workshop information.