Grant Writing

Workshop Description:

Grant writing is the process of applying for funding from either a private, corporate, or government funder. It is a vital skill for non-profit organizations to have since funding can be highly competitive. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices for grant writing, geared specifically for non-profit organizations. Participants will learn about funding sources, grant proposals, program narratives, as well as tips and strategies for grant writing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common funding sources
  2. Compare different types of grants
  3. Understand the general outline of a grant and the application process
  4. Describe best practices in grant writing and obtaining funding
  5. List where to find grant writing resources and future workshops

Featured Speakers:

Jason D. Flatt, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Jason Flatt is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Health. Dr. Flatt’s current research examines the health and related needs of LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Flatt has experience with grant writing, including current and past funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), California Health Care Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, institutional grants, non-profit contracts, and an NIH Loan Repayment award, as well as being awarded competitive grants for training and fellowships, graduate school scholarships, and travel awards to attend national conferences. He also serves on grant review committees for the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association.

Laura Hernandez

Executive Director 
Nevada Alliance for Student Diversity

Laura Hernandez is the Executive Director of Nevada Alliance for Student Diversity. For nearly a decade Laura has worked tirelessly to secure rights for transgender students in Nevada, working with legislators in 2017 to help draft and advocate for Senate Bill 225, a law requiring all schools in Nevada to implement a policy to address the rights and needs of gender diverse students. Laura then consulted with the Nevada Department of Education to develop the regulations based on SB225, and with the Clark County School district to write and implement their gender diversity policy.

Laura is the former Executive Director of Gender Justice Nevada and co-founder of the Gender Diverse Youth and Family Services Program, the first and only comprehensive wrap-around program in Nevada for gender diverse youth and their families. Laura is frequently called upon to help institutions think more expansively about the gender diversity of all children and teens, and ways to create a safer and more inclusive environment. Laura has experience with grant writing as part of her leadership roles at several non-profit organizations.