Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Garden City Campus
Swirbul Library 5S
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY, 11530





Grant Writing, Grant Management and Fund Development

This event is part of the Excellence in Nonprofit Management Certificate Program but can be taken as a standalone workshop.

Grant Writing and Grant Management

Effective grant writing and well-organized grant 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

  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 grant management process that meets
    generally accepted standards as well as the requirements of each funding source.

Fund Development

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

  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.

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About the Speaker

Danielle M. DiCerbo, Principal, Bio

Danielle DiCerboIn 2017 Danielle founded DMD Consulting to assist non-profit organizations in the New York City area with the creation and implementation of personalized Development Plans to ensure fundraising success, financial sustainability, and institutional growth. Danielle also facilitates workshops on a wide range of topics from event planning and corporate asks to storytelling and writing an effective grant proposal. Danielle understands the unique needs of each client and individualizes her approach to maximize an organization’s limited time and financial resources.

Danielle’s experience has given her an expertise in tackling three key challenges that prevent organizations from reaching their full fundraising potential. The three key challenges are: (1.) Lack of resources limit the number of full-time development professionals on a fundraising team; (2.) Inability to hire an experienced Development Director (due to lack of funding and/or lack of qualified candidates), lead many organizations to promote inexperienced development professionals; and (3.) the fact that many organizations’ Executive Directors/Presidents are experienced in programing or operations, but not fundraising, leading to difficulty making a successful ask and frustrations in managing the development team. Danielle’s honest and passionate approach helps move organization’s forward in a thoughtful, committed and compassionate way. Her method is effective in promoting change.

Danielle is a seasoned fundraising professional, with 15 years of experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Danielle’s path to development began with a career in law and was followed by a stint in the classroom as a history teacher at a high school in East Harlem serving students from low income backgrounds. While a teacher, she became interested in fundraising, and assisted in the development office where she was responsible for grant writing, donor cultivation, and event planning. This experience prepared Danielle to take on various leadership roles at schools and youth development organizations with budgets ranging from $1M to $5M.

Danielle is a native New Yorker and a graduate of St. John’s School of Law and The College of the Holy Cross. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son Luca, daughter June and dog Munchkin. In her free time, she enjoys reading, skiing and traveling.

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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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