Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Alumni House

Grant Writing and Grants Management & Fund Development

With Paola Muggia

Cost: $125

6 CEs

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This Garden City event series is part of the Excellence in Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

Grant Writing and Grants Management
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Effective grant writing and well-organized grants management programs are the lifeline of many nonprofit organizations. This highly-interactive course will guide participants through the process of writing successful, persuasive grant proposals and supporting documents and the key elements and major steps in the maintenance of effective grant management programs.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn to:

1. Write clear, high impact proposals for foundations, corporations, and government funders
2. Research and cultivate new grant/contract opportunities or renewals with expansions possibilities
3. Work in collaboration with their program staff, executive director, chief financial officer, and other to develop grant proposals and necessary supportive material.
4. Develop relationships with funders
5. Handle the administrative tasks required for an effective grants management process that meets generally accepted standards as wella s the requirements of each funding source.

Fund Development
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fund development is a primary responsibility of anyone leading today’s nonprofit organization. This course will explore the current trends in fund development and provide participants with the tools to create and implement a fund development plan that increases the financial stability and sustainability of their organizations.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn to:

1. Establish a fund development strategy and plan and how to take the critical steps to ensure they have the support for the organization’s fund development plans.

A native of New York, Paola Muggia is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in Art History with Masters work in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She has worked in the field of fundraising for over 20 years both in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her areas of expertise are strategic planning, annual and capital campaigns, grant-writing, major gifts and donor relations. Her experience with small to medium sized organizations has given her the opportunity to wear many hats, which has allowed her to effectively build and rebuild fundraising programs.

Paola is the Founder of As It Develops, a consulting firm that offers small and new nonprofits pro bono development support. She has also  been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter and Charles Armstrong School’s Development Committee and is currently a member of Women in Development, New York and AFP NYC.

For further information, please contact:

Diane Wunderlich
Program Coordinator
Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Adelphi University
School of Social Work, Room 240
p – 516.877.4415
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator, Continuing Education and Professional Development
School of Social Work, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
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