Before the course starts there will be some preparation work, such as introducing yourself to the group, and creating a team if you don’t already have one etc..
If you have a project idea, you can sign up for a 30 minute 1:1 consultation with me to hone in on some details and questions to give you a kick start.
If you don't have a project idea, I suggest that you work on a team with someone who does and learn from that process. In addition, I suggest that you might want to focus in on a specific aspect of the process. You are always welcome to sign up for a 1:1 consult if project ideas comes into focus for you.
If you have some experience with grant writing, you will find that this revives you and gives you a saner way to approach the process. Feel free to sign up for a 1:1 consult if you would like to talk through where you find yourself getting hung up in the proposal process.
On Friday evenings you will receive an email with a link with the week’s course materials. You’ll have the week to go through them and do the exercises – in some cases with your buddy. All the information is broken into digestible chunks so you won’t get overwhelmed. You might choose do to do an hour a day or set aside an afternoon each week.
If you have extra time because of COVID19 and would like to work through the materials at a faster pace, just let me know and I can give you access to the modules as you complete them.
The following week at 4:00pm EST on Tuesdays and 1:00pm on Fridays we’ll have a live 45 minute Q&A session via Zoom and I’ll answer any questions that have come up for you. If you have questions in the interim you can post them in the course materials.
For the weeks 6 and 7, you’ll take all that you’ve learned and compile a draft – you’ll need at least 8-10 hours each week to do that. I know that’s a lot of time for most non-profit folks but you know that you get out of anything what you put into it.
Once your draft is complete, we’ll share them with each other via googledocs and everyone will read each other’s draft and make constructive comments. During the Peer Review Session, we’ll take 10-15 minutes to offer feedback to each person on their draft.
Overall this is an in-depth, interactive holistic experience designed to be solid yet light, focused and expansive, logical and creative, energizing and calming, powerful and grounding and full of air – a nice balance.