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Grant Writing workshop

The Drake University Center for Professional Studies is pleased to offer a three day program that brings a wide array of competencies supporting the art of grant writing.  

Program Focus:

  • Developing a sustainable grants strategy
  • Finding and evaluating grant making organizations who want to make an “investment” in your mission
  • Project design—delivering measurable and sustainable results
  • Telling the story through effective mission, goals, and objectives
  • The role of the budget—how budgeting adds value to the proposal
  • Putting it all together and making a strong case—interpreting the Request for Proposal (RFP), persuasive narrative, organizing/formatting, engaging stakeholder support, etc.
  • Value of effective grant management

Program Designed for the Person Who…

  • is a member of a grant writing team or project
  • wants to develop grant writing skills and expand professional and personal opportunities
  • is currently writing grants and seeks enhanced skills
  • is currently managing grants

Who will be facilitating?

Lance Noe, Director of the Drake University Center for Professional Studies, teaches grant writing for the Drake University Master of Public Administration program.  Lance also serves as the instructor for the grant writing curriculum offered as part of the nationally accredited Certified Public Manager® program and speaks at regional conferences and professional meetings bringing a message of how to best develop a sustainable grant-seeking and grant-writing organization. Since 2006, Lance has worked as a consultant to several agencies of state and local government leading them through a comprehensive process of developing a sustainable grants strategy as well as serving as grant writer for various local and federal grants.

When and Where?

The three-day, 15-contact hour program will meet virtually online from 9am to 3pm on April 8th, 15th, and 22nd with an hour break each day for lunch.  Cost is $375 per participant and includes all materials.

For more information, contact Lance Noe at 515-271-2008 or Lance.Noe@drake.edu or Julie Olinger at 515-271-2002 or julie.olinger@drake.edu

Monday, April 15 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

More dates through April 22, 2024

Virtual Event
Event Type



Faculty/Staff Development, Miscellaneous


General Public



Zimpleman College of Business
Contact Name

Julie Olinger

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