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2019 Professional Development Course 5

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Grant Writing 101

The TOI Education Program is pleased to offer several Professional Development Courses in 2019 for township officials and staff. The fifth program of the year is Friday, September 27, 2019, at the TOI Office in Springfield. The session is limited to 25 attendees. The cost is $75 and includes lunch. The seminar is scheduled from 10am – 3pm to accommodate travel time. Six hours of education credit will be given for workshop completion.

You know the challenges of funding your local programs. You also know that grant funding is one piece of a diverse funding plan.  Applying for grants, however, is time-consuming and requires specialized expertise.  This one-day seminar is designed for Illinois township officials and employees with little or no experience writing a grant proposal.  Kristin Olson will demonstrate how to conduct a grant search and help you discern if a grant opportunity is a good fit for your funding needs.  Then she’ll walk you through the process of writing a grant narrative, including the need statement, evaluation plan, and budget.  Last, but not least, Kristin will pass along her tips of the trade to help you put the finishing touches on your proposal before you submit it.

Kristin Olson, Grant Writing Specialist with Grants Galore, has submitted more than 500 grant proposals over the past 20 years.  With a success rate of 53%, she has secured $109 million in grant funds and government contracts for Illinois nonprofits and units of local government.  

*Deadline to register is Friday, September 20, 2019*


2019 Professional Development Course 6

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Township Policies and Procedures

The TOI Education Program is pleased to offer several Professional Development Courses in 2019 for township officials and staff. The fourth program of the year is Friday, October 18, 2019 at the TOI Office in Springfield. The session is limited to 25 attendees. The cost is $75 and includes lunch. The seminar is scheduled from 10am – 3pm to accommodate travel time. Six hours of education credit will be given for workshop completion.

You have an employee come to you with a problem. You have decided to invest or reinvest taxpayer funds. You are submitting a General Assistance applicant’s personal information to a state agency. You expect someone to come and disrupt your next meeting. Do you have policies and procedures to address these and other issues? If you don’t, are you aware that various statutes require them? If you do, are yours in compliance with state and/or federal law? Join John Redlingshafer for a very informal discussion on what policies and procedures you must have and those you should (or shouldn’t!) have.

*Deadline to register is Friday, October 11, 2019*



GATI Workshops

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