Growing Your Grants Readiness

THE CULTURE AND PRACTICES OF SUCCESSFUL GRANTSEEKING ORGANIZATIONS | Your GrantsCamp Guide: Maryn Boess

Course description


This is an anytime, anywhere online video training. As soon as you enroll, you will have instant access to the recorded training and can watch over any Internet connection, on your own schedule, as often as you like. 


GROWING YOUR GRANTS READINESS: 

The Culture and Practices of Successful Grantseeking Organizations


What does it take to be a successful grantseeking organization? 

Success in grantsmanship involves much more than being able to write a good proposal. As an organization, you must also have the right culture, the right values, the right tools, and the right resources in place to support your grantseeking process and manage your grant-funded programs and services well on behalf of your funder and the community you serve.

In this session, you'll learn how to lay the groundwork for effective grantsmanship in both your organization's culture and its practices. You will:

  • Understand the importance of mission-driven grantsmanship
  • Be able to identify your organization's needs and resources to support a systematic and strategic grantseeking process
  • Have a framework for developing and strengthening financial and program accountability
  • Know the resources and practices necessary to position your organization for grants readiness

For this session, you’ll be introduced to GrantsMagic U’s exclusive Grants Readiness Assessment Checklist — a detailed tool to help you identify what vital grants-readiness resources and practices are already working well in your organization, and where changes and improvements need to be made in order to make sure your organization is truly “grants ready.”



Maryn Boess
Maryn Boess
Chief Magic-Maker

Over her 25+-year career in the nonprofit world, Maryn has been an on-staff program developer and grantwriter; a independent grants consultant (winning more than $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants project manager; a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and - since 2006 - even a grantmaker.

This done-it-all background gives her the unique 3-D "insider's" perspective she brings to the practical and inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship that she has been blessed to share with thousands of nonprofits of every size, nationally and internationally as well.

GrantsMagic U, launched in fall 2015, is the "virtual academy" she created to make her extensive portfolio of grantsmanship trainings available (and affordable!) for anyone, anytime, anywhere.

GrantsMagic U is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for both the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) and Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials.

Since 2006 Maryn has also been “in the grantmaker’s chair,” managing up to $2 million annually in grantmaking for K-12 education in the Southwest.

She considers herself a dual citizen in the grants world, and may be the only person currently holding membership in both GPA (Grant Professionals Association, for grantseekers) and GEO (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, for grantmakers).

Every hour of GrantsMagic U training qualifies as 1 credit toward CFRE and GPC continuing-education and certification requirements.