Grants Cafe

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Grants Cafe

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Every last Wednesday of the month.

Does getting information for your grant proposals feel like going into battle? Are your requests ignored? How often have you muttered, “Work with me, people?” In this session presented by Kara Mostowy, CFRE at the 2019 GPA Conference, you will learn strategies to transform conflict into collaboration. We have all encountered obstacles to get the information needed to prepare grant proposals. People have different reasons for acting (or not acting) the way they do, and by being self-aware and understanding the motivations of others, we have the power to transform conflict into collaboration. The overall goal of this session is to build the capacity of grant writers to view their workplace colleagues as strategic partners and understand their styles and motivations to develop stronger collaborative work relationships. Participants will be able to: 1) Identify their basic work styles and what motivates them; 2) Identify communication and style preferences according to work style; 3) Identify personal barriers to workplace collaboration; and 4) Take back to their office a short list of easy-to-implement action steps to improve grant collaboration in the workplace.

Ms. Mostowy has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in all aspects of resource development. She has also managed a nonprofit organization ensuring financial stability. Kara teaches classes on topics including nonprofit finance, donor cultivation, major gifts, special events, planned giving, and grants at conferences as well as various university and college settings. She has held the CFRE credential since 2001. Ms. Mostowy presented this topic at the 2019 GPA Conference.

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