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Online course on grant writing

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Monday, December 12, 2005
MS302: Fundraising and Grantwriting
Online class
Instructor: Helen Alten
February 6  March 3, 2006
Price: $395

The National Endowment for the Humanities plans to give out $10
million in federal challenge grants this year. And that's just one
grant program run by one funding source. Learn how to get a piece of
the millions of dollars in federal, state and private funding for
your institution by taking Northern States Conservation Center's new
online grant writing class. This course introduces students to
options for funding a wide range of collection-care needs. Students
learn about different forms of fund-raising, how to locate funding
sources, and how to write a successful grant proposal. Each student
will complete a draft grant deadline. Remember, the deadlines for
2006 grants already are set by most institutions, so the time to act
is now.

Course Outline

    1. Introduction to Fundraising
    2. Funding Sources
    3. Long-Range Planning
    4. Writing the Proposal
    5. Budgets
    6. Samples
    7. Conclusion

The course will last for four weeks. The course format is
self-paced. The instructor will be available at predetermined
intervals throughout the course. Students will be working
individually and interact through forums and scheduled on-line
chats. Materials include web versions of reading materials and
lecture notes. Supporting resources include message forums, weekly
online chats, email support, projects, and links to relevant web
sites. This course will include handouts, on-line literature and
student-teacher/group-teacher dialog. The course is limited to 20

If you are interested in the course, please sign up at
<URL:> and pay for the course at
<URL:>.  If you have
trouble with either, please contact Helen Alten at
helen<-a t->collectioncare< . >org.

About the instructor: Helen Alten, Conservator and owner of Northern
States Conservation Center, St. Paul, MN has been a Field Education
Director, Conservator, and trainer since 1986. She has served as a
field review and panel reviewer for state and federal museum grants
and written successful grants to foundations and government
agencies.  Ms. Alten received her conservation degree in
Archaeological Conservation and Materials Science, Institute of
Archaeology, University of London in 1986. She began working with
people from small, rural, and tribal museums while the state
conservator for Montana and Alaska. Helen currently conducts
conservation treatments and operates a conservation center in St.
Paul MN.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:30
                Distributed: Thursday, December 15, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-30-034
Received on Monday, 12 December, 2005

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