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Grant Prep Boot Camp- How to Write and Apply for Grants

Wednesday, November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am • Organized By SCORE - Kansas City
1722 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106


Grants are always a hot topic. How can we write them, when do we find the time, what about all the other work we must do?

 In under two hours, you will learn how to research, prepare, write and apply for grants. At the end of this session you will target and learn how to organize grants to further the mission.

Don’t worry if you don’t have access to the fancy (and expensive) various grant databases. We’ll show you how to access this information – for free!  Learn how to filter through 990’s, how to uncover names, and how to get around that ‘invite only' issue when determining fit.

We will also work on systematizing the process of grants, so you don’t have to redo every time.

Come ready to take notes, bring your laptop, and you will leave with a package of information that will help you prepare for grants – and fund your mission.


Instructor: Sarah Shipley of Shipley Communications. Sarah Shipley is an award-winning consultant with over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. Sarah finds product market fits for a number of high-profile clients and leads marketing strategy and outreach efforts on many education and infrastructure projects. A lifelong learner, she has earned degrees from Bradley University (BS), the University of Oklahoma (MA), and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2017 she was named a Top Connector in KC by the Kauffman Foundation and is Chairwoman of the Kansas City Startup Foundation. 

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1722 E. 17th Terrace
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