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How to Develop an Internal Grant Communication Plan

5 Feb

internal grant communication plan pictureIn the late fall of 2014, I presented at the Grant Professionals Association National Conference. I had quite a good time and received positive feedback about the session.

You can view the the presentation on developing an internal grant communication plan here:

Internal Grant Communication Plan – Michael Roman

In addition, there was an internal grant communication “getting started” template available for the session. You can download it here:

How to Develop an Internal Grant Communication Plan – Handout – Roman 7-31-14

The description of the workshop was as follows:

We all know the importance of providing timely and informative communications to our funders, but what about providing that same level of communication to our internal staff and volunteers? In this session you will learn how to develop an internal grant communication plan for your small to large organization. There are at least five reasons this can be beneficial to your grant program. Walk away from this session with a sample project timeline, a sample communication plan outline, a sample internal newsletter, at least three different free tools to help you with your newsletter, and many other practical ideas.

The benefits of this internal grant communication plan are that you:

  • keep the internal lines of communication open
  • don’t let staff and volunteers forget that work is grant funded
  • create a more “official” channel to regularly recognize staff achievements
  • can even simplify your grant data collection processes!

Just like funders and donors might need multiple “touches”, your staff and volunteer morale and motivation can improve with new and more targeted internal grant communications.

Session Learning objectives

You will learn how to:

  • determine your best outlet for communicating grant work internally
  • define your audience and its preferred methods of communication
  • develop your internal grant communication templates
  • more easily manage the writing process
  • encourage articles and updates from staff

You will walk through the following:

  • a process to inventory your current internal communication strategies
  • a process to develop your internal grant communication plan
  • a process to measure readership and feedback

Benefits of workshop to grant professional

This workshop will help you develop skills to facilitate internal communication around grant submissions, project progress, and staff and volunteer celebrations. You will take away templates, at least three free tools, and knowledge of the processes used to develop your internal grant communication plan and measure its success.

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Please let me know if I can help you in any way with your internal grant communication plan.

You can contact me at michael.e.roman@gmail.com or by filling out this form.

Thank you!

 

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