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Throwing Your Hat in the Ring: Institutional Fundraising and Planning for Governmental Funding

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Individual Members: No Additional Fee
Organizational Members: No Additional Fee
Non-Members: $35


About this event

In the nonprofit world, not all funding is made equal—so how do you decide which is the right type to put your staff’s energy into? Join us as we review the differences between foundation, corporate, and government funding and take a deeper dive into the unique nuances of governmental funding.

In this Workshop Participants will:

  • Learn the difference between foundation funding, corporate funding and government funding
  • Learn the difference between government grants and government contracts
  • Learn the rules and regulations that govern government grants and contracts and assess your organization’s readiness to apply for and manage government funding
  • Begin planning if your organization wants to compete for governmental funding
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Tina Knight

Tina Knight is currently the Contracts & Grants Manager at the County of Ventura, Human Services Agency (HSA), where she oversees the Contracts & Grants Department, which raises external funds for HSA and manages over $23 million annually in contracts to support children’s, adult and workforce development services. Prior to work at the County, Tina was the Director of Research & Sponsored Programs at CSU Channel Islands, overseeing development, submission, administrative review & approval and institutional compliance for $5-$12 million annually in grants to the university and sub-awards from the university to partner institutions. 

Before moving to the university, Tina was the Vice President for Programs & Grants at the Ventura County Community Foundation, where she worked for 9 years, providing program development and strategic oversight and evaluation of VCCF’s grant programs. Prior to VCCF, as the Department Administrator for the Department of International Health at Boston University, Tina managed programs focused on providing education and training for public health professionals from developing countries. Later, Tina became a Project Manager and the Program & Finance Director for Sustainable Sciences Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides training, education, grants and resources for public health researchers in developing countries. She volunteered overseas doing international relief and development during the 1999 Kosovo crisis and has traveled extensively for both work and pleasure.

Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Psychology, and is on the CNL Advisory Board in addition to being an active faculty member.