How can your nonprofit practice good grantsmanship? This four-part webinar shares best practices in writing proposals to Hawaiʻi trusts and foundations. Parts I through III are geared towards organizations that are writing grant proposals in-house rather than working with a professional grant writer. Part IV shares best practices for those organizations considering outsourcing this function.

The webinar includes:

  • Part I: Money for Mission – understanding where grants sit in the overall sustainability picture.
  • Part II: Hawaiʻi Foundations – who’s out there and how do you find a good fit with them.
  • Part III: Best Practices in Writing the Proposal – step by step guidance and tips on what to include in each part of your proposal.
  • Part IV: To Outsource, Or Not To Outsource – tips and considerations to determine whether your organization is best served writing grant proposals itself, or securing the services of a professional grant writer.
  • In addition to the four recordings listed above, you will receive access to PDFs of each slide deck as well as additional recommended resources.

About the presenters:

Jennifer Cornish Creed has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has been with the Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) for 13 years, and with its predecessor organization, the Hawaiʻi Community Services Council for 6 years. She is currently Director of Professional Development at HANO and served as the Director of the Weinberg Fellows program, a management program that builds the capacity of Executive Directors of nonprofits that serve the neediest in our community. Jennifer’s areas of training and consulting expertise include board governance, nonprofit management, outcomes, proposal writing and planning facilitation. Jennifer has additional training in Collaborative Leadership, Facilitating Strategic Thinking and Planning and Appreciative Inquiry and is a certified MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner.

Jennifer Barrett has over two decades of experience engaging volunteers, developing public outreach programs, and connecting government agencies, private nonprofits, and other community partners to build award-winning, collaborative programs. At the start of 2012, she left her faculty position with Hawai‘i Sea Grant at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to launch her own consulting practice. For the next five years, she helped nonprofits and community-minded businesses learn to harness the social web for social good. Currently, she supports and coaches clients to build relationships, mobilize community assets, and champion civic participation to amplify their impact.


  • HANO member rate: $45
  • Non-member rate: $65


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