Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendation that groups of people do not meet, we have moved our Grants Management Seminars and Global Grants Workshops to an online format and have rescheduled many of the dates.  The amended schedule is below.
If your club has thought about sponsoring a District or Global Grant, the Grants Management Seminar (GMS) is a must attend!  For your club to be qualified to sponsor a grant, one of the main contacts of the grant is required to attend a GMS.  Even if your club doesn’t plan to sponsor a grant in 2020-21, I’d encourage you to have someone attend a GMS…you never know if a need arises, and it’s a great way to understand the process for the future.  Here are your opportunities to attend an online Grants Management Seminar in the coming weeks:
Thursday, April 16th from 7:00-8:30 pm.  CLICK HERE to register
Tuesday, April 21st from 3:00-4:30 pm.  CLICK HERE to register
Saturday, April 25th from 9:00-10:30 am.  CLICK HERE to register
Tuesday, April 28th from 7:00-8:30 pm.  CLICK HERE to register
Thursday, May 7th from 3:00-4:30 pm.  CLICK HERE to register
If your club is planning to sponsor a Global Grant (or are planning to contribute $2,500 or more to another Global Grant), you must have a representative attend BOTH a Grants Management Seminar and a Global Grants Workshop.
A few additional points:
  • Please make sure to register in advance to get the link to the webinar.  The links above will not bring you to the meeting at the specific time.
  • The webinar will be conducted through Zoom and will require you to have visual and listening capabilities.  Please make sure your computer/mobile device can support these needs ahead of time.  If you need help testing your system, please reach out to Kathy Hughitt.
  • We are eliminating the “refresher” course that we were planning to offer.  Since all of these will be done online, the content/time will already be streamlined to cover the basics and, as such, everyone will be required to participate in one of these sessions.
  • If you already registered for one of the sessions, you must register again as there was no good way to transfer registrations.
  • Because of The Rotary Foundation’s requirement that you must attend a Grants Management Seminar for your club to be qualified, we will have several mandatory questions that need to be answered during the webinar.  This is not something that can be “played in the background” and we appreciate your attention during the session!
For more information on the Grants Management Seminars and Global Grants Workshops, and for some tips and tricks for novice Zoom users, please see the Grants Management Seminars page on our website HERE.
Thank you for your willingness to adapt due to the world around us, and thanks for your interest in sponsoring Rotary Foundation grants in 2020-21!
Kyle Haugen, D5960 Rotary Foundation Team Leader
Margie Horning, D5960 Grants Team Leader