The Resource Development Office Training Team joined AmeriCorps members at their Winter Retreat held at Camp Burgess in Sandwich, MA on February 15, 2018. The Team presented “Grants 101” for 32 members who are making plans for “life after AmeriCorps.” The basic training included an overview of the ever-changing fields of grant research, writing, electronic platforms, and fiscal management.
RDO Officers, Julie Ferguson and Bobbi Moritz, engaged the members in a dialog specific to funding resources accessible from local, state, municipal, and private foundations. A glossary of terms and tips, along with some beneficial life skills recommendations kept the conversation flowing.
Members provided positive feedback that indicated the presentation was extremely beneficial for their future, especially within the non-profit world including their interest areas of natural resource management and higher education.