Troy University to hold grant writing workshops

Posted: Thursday, 29 July 2010

DOTHAN—A Troy University economic developer will help organizations improve their grant writing skills during a series of workshops at the Dothan Campus Continuing Education Center in September.

Courtney E. Purvis, assistant director of TROY’s Center for International Business and Economic Development, will teach introductory and advanced grant writing workshops designed to help organizations improve their chances of securing funding. Purvis joined TROY in 2008 as an economic development specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of West Alabama, a master’s degree in human resources from Troy University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in human capital development from the University of Southern Mississippi.

“Introduction to Grant Writing” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15. This three-hour class will introduce grant development and the process of grant writing. Participants will learn how to locate funding sources, basic grant writing tips and how to avoid common mistakes.

The six-hour “Advanced Grant Writing” workshop will be held in two sessions on Sept. 22 and Sept. 29. The course will help participants prepare for the commitment required as an organization to get a grant funded. In addition to advanced training in how to find funds and write grant proposals, participants will learn how to accurately reflect a proposed budget, common components that need to be included in a grant and what to do if the organization does not get funded.

To register, or for more information, contact the Continuing Education Center at 334-983-0005.