Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. was the first of only a dozen grant professionals who have earned designation as an Approved Trainer by the Grant Professionals Association and the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential. She has 11 years of grant training experience and offers affordable presentations for all levels of grant knowledge and experience. Contact her for a customized presentation including grant training and proposal coaching for specific project applications to simultaneously meet the funding and staff development needs of your organization. Katherine’s upcoming events and workshops are described below.
GRANTS CAFE - Katherine is a Co-Organizer of the free monthly professional development and networking group held the last Wednesday of each month except August and December. The next meeting is: May 29, 2019 - 12:00-1:30 pm and our Hot Grant Topic will be Grants for the Arts. A Consultant’s Group meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30 pm. Location is colab18 on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Formerly the GPA-Western PA Chapter, we moved to the meetup platform in order to offer free membership and participation to everyone with an interest in grants across all affiliations and ability to pay. The Grants Cafe platform is underwritten through sponsorships by Consultant Group business members including Heart Resources LLC. Join our 325+ members to receive notifications by subscribing at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-western-pa.
GPC VIRTUAL STUDY GROUPS: HOW TO PLAN, FACILITATE, AND PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE NATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE, Webinar on August 21, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Eastern) sponsored by the Grant Professionals Association, Co-presented by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. and JulieAnna Carsen, GPC. Open to GPA members and non-members. Request more information on our Contact page and check back for registration in early August.
GRANTEPRENEUR BOOK EVENTS: Katherine is the author of this award-winning and highly-endorsed career book for the grants profession. See Grantepreneur Page and Grant Career and Business Seminar. Contact Katherine for grant career/business coaching and training for individuals along with in-person presentations and webinars for national organizations, chapters, book clubs, libraries, events, and others.
ALLEGHENY PARTNERS FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME (APOST) - Katherine presented a grant workshop series totaling 8 hours sponsored by the United Way of Southwestern PA. PART 1-INTRO TO GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS, April 5, 2019, Assisted youth programs in developing a preliminary plan, proposal, and estimated budget to seek grant funding for out-of-school time programs. PART 2-FINDING BEST FIT FUNDERS, DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS, AND REPORTING OUTCOMES, May 3, 2019, Assisted youth programs in: understanding funding strategies, research methods and free resources for finding and applying for grant funding; building relationships with staff at foundations, corporate and government agencies; and monitoring post-award programs, solving challenging program implementation issues, and writing grant reports.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region at the University of Pittsburgh. Katherine consulted with the Executive Director on strategies to improve grant making processes and presented a one-day staff development workshop on Nov 29, 2018 for program officers at this regional federal program.
GRANTS CAFE - Katherine was a panel member on Nov 28, 2018 sharing information and takeaway handouts from the GPA Annual Conference.
Entrepreneurial Skills for Grant Career and Business Success at the 20th Annual GPA Conference at the Swissotel, Chicago, IL. Katherine presented her workshop on Nov 8, 2018 and facilitated the GPA Approved Trainer Program Discussion Den on Nov 9. More than 800 people attended the conference, and about 135 grant pros attended the two sessions presented by Katherine and her co-panelist Lucy Morgan from MyFedTrainer. Learn more and join the GPA at https://www.grantprofessionals.org.
ADVANCED PROPOSAL WRITING SERIES, October 2, 9, 16, 2018, sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Nonprofit Resource Center. Katherine presented this advanced course to 22 individuals representing 16 nonprofit organizations, schools, and university programs. The three one-day grant seminars included in-depth training and proposal coaching focused on each developing aspects of a Common Grant Application: Planning Multi-Funder Proposals, and Polishing Organizational Capacity and Need Statements; Developing an Effective Program/Project Design; and Building a Project Budget & Sustainability Plan. Participants received electronic tools for their agency. Those attending all sessions and completing a grant application earned a Certificate of Completion from Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. as an Approved Trainer by the Grant Professionals Association. Check our events for the next Advanced Proposal Writing Series in 2019.
GRANTS CAFE - June 27, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm, Katherine presented highlights of her recent presentations on Proposal Writing for Operating Support to 18 participants.
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL GRANT CONSULTING BUSINESS, June 22, 2018, 10:00 am-3:00 pm workshop presented by Katherine at Willow Grove near Philadelphia, sponsored by Southeastern PA Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. Participants can Contact Katherine to purchase a signed copy of Grantepreneur at a 20% discount during and after the workshop.
BASIC GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING, June 13, 2018, 9:30 am-3:30 pm at Squirrel Hill Library, sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Nonprofit Resource Center. Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. presented this one-day workshop for 23 individuals from 16 small to medium size nonprofit organizations, 2 start-ups, and 2 consultants who were new to grant seeking. Call the sponsor at (412) 622-6277 to be notified of the next workshop.
"How to Build Grant Skills & Earn the GPC Credential" at the GRANTS CAFE - May 30, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 pm, co-presented with Laurie Anderson, GPC and Hannah Sherer, GPC. Learn about the GPC Study Group at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-western-pa.
LGA GRANT SEEKERS WORKSHOP, May 15, 2018, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, sponsored by Local Government Academy. Back by popular demand, this workshop assisted 20 local elected officials, public employees, nonprofits and citizen advisors with preparing grant proposals to public and private funders for municipal projects and communities. Located at CCAC West Hills Center. More info at http://localgovernmentacademy.org/2018-grant-writing-workshop/.
COMMUNICATING THE BEST CASE FOR OPERATING SUPPORT IN GRANT PROPOSALS, Presented by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed. and David Tinker, CFRE at 2018 AFP/PPGC Emerging Philanthropy Conference on April 26, 2018.
"GRANT JOBS & GIGS" at the GRANTS CAFE - Katherine co-presented this "hot grant topic" with Brian Rhindress to 17 professionals on April 25, 2018, 12:00-1:30 pm. See this description and past sessions at www.meetup.com/grants-professionals-western-pa.
GPC VIRTUAL STUDY GROUP facilitated by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., Feb 9 through Apr 13, 2018, Fridays 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern). Members of the Grant Professionals Association from across the U.S. discussed grant scenarios and competencies in preparation for the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) exam. Any GPA member who was eligible for (or considering) this career move was invited to attend. Contact us for info.
GRANT REPORT WRITING - April 10, 2018 at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Nonprofit Resource Center. Geared to all levels of experience. Participants learned about and discussed: common grant reporting requirements; typical questions and information to get ready; reporting on difficult situations; and a checklist for improving grant reports.
GRANT SEEKING FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS for the LOVE YOUR SPACE COHORT - March 14, 2018 sponsored by The Forbes Funds, facilitated by Green Building Alliance and Palo Alto Group. Katherine led a discussion and exercise, "Pre-Proposal and Letters of Inquiry for Capital Projects" with 15 organizations.
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