Fundraising Strategies and Grant Writing for Social Enterprise

Join us for our webinar series on Fundraising Strategies & Grant Writing to help you develop a competitive funding application.

About this Event

EDGE in collaboration with Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN Canada) is pleased to host a two-part webinar series by Dr. Bethany Osborne on fundraising strategies and grant writing. You will learn elements of an effective funding strategy, how to tell a compelling story; the key elements of writing a grant proposal; and tips on developing strong workplans and budgets. We are also pleased to host two complementary working group sessions for participants working on their Investment Readiness Program applications.

Part 1 (September 17): Developing a Funding Strategy: Telling a Compelling Story

You will:

• Discuss the elements of an effective funding strategy

• Apply the elements of an effective funding strategy to your own context

• Identify the different steps to create a strong funding application

• Identify the different components that make a compelling story

• Draft components of your funding strategy and project story

Part 2 (September 24): Writing Funding Applications (Grant Writing 101)

You will:

• Review the different steps to create a strong funding application

• Understand the essential components of a work plan and budget

• Practice step-by-step development of a project-specific work plan and budget

• Leave the session with components needed to create your next funding application

 

Part 1 (September 23): Investment Readiness Program Grant Writing Working Group: Focus on Telling a Compelling Story

You will:

• Bring your core narrative for telling a compelling story worksheet provided in webinar 1 for feedback

• Discuss strategies for making your application stronger

Part 2 (October 1): Investment Readiness Program Grant Writing Working Group: Work Plan and Budget

You will:

 Discuss workplan development and creating a budget

• Discuss strategies for making your application stronger

 

PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to attend the webinars and working groups for a robust exploration of practices and strategies with a focus on the Investment Readiness Program funding application. You will need to register for each date separately.

This session is open to:

  • EDGE members
  • Sheridan students, faculty and staff
  • General public

Featured Guest:

Dr. Bethany Osborne

Dr. Bethany Osborne is an innovative community practitioner, educator and researcher with over 20 years of experience building and engaging diverse communities. Over her career, she has worked with diverse organizations, enjoying a key role in supporting community transformation through innovative and creative program and project design, grant writing, and working with community leaders to develop dynamic projects that affect social change.

Ryan Knight

Ryan O’Neil Knight is a serial social entrepreneur, who is passionate about building inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities using social enterprise as a tool. He is the founder of Detailing Knights and ACBN Canada. Detailing Knights is a B-Corp Certified waterless mobile car cleaning company that uses a student franchising model to teach entrepreneurship to local at-risk youth. ACBN Canada holds monthly networking events and business-building workshops to help solidify the foundation of local minority-owned businesses to ensure they are sustainable and continue to grow.