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Writing Needs Statements That Clearly Demonstrates Why Your Community Needs Your Prevention Services! (Evening Course)

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Writing Needs Statements That Clearly Demonstrates Why Your Community Needs Your Prevention Services! (Evening Course)

Venue: OCAM Virtual Training

Event Summary

Nov 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
OCAM Virtual Training

Description: Before giving you funding for a grant proposal, a grantor has to be convinced that your project fulfills a pressing societal need. They need to be assured of its importance both practically and passionately. This is all done by writing a compelling needs statement into your grant proposals. This session will guide you through the important parts of writing a needs statement, the most effective use of data that paints a visual picture of the need in your reviewers’ minds, as well as provide you with pro-tips to make writing this section of the grant proposal easier.

CEUS: Prevention, CHES
Hours: 3
Domains: PS2: Fiscal Management

Please note that this training is designed for individuals who already have their Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist credential and are looking to obtain their Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant credential.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the purpose of the needs statements in grant applications.
  2. Describe a minimum of 2 tips for writing effective needs statements.
  3. Explain the most effective ways to use data when writing needs statements in your grant proposals.

Presenter: Deborah Combs, MA 
Presenter Bio: Deborah Combs is an experienced grant researcher and proposal writer whose work has won over $20 million in awards for nonprofit organizations in regions throughout southwest Ohio. In addition to two decades as a grant professional, she has ten years of experience as a composition instructor and English literature lecturer for Dayton-area colleges and universities, and she is also an experienced technical writer. She is a founding member and past president of the Grant Professionals Association’s Miami Valley Chapter (GPA MV) and a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) from 2009-2016. She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Dayton with Minors in Communication Arts and Education. She brings her broad base of experience to You Thrive Training & Consulting to produce winning proposals to private, community, and corporate foundations and county, state, and federal funding opportunities.

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