Helping nonprofit leaders do better at doing good

You Got the Grant! Now What?

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran Oxnard Center
2201 Outlet Center Drive, Ste. 600, Oxnard, CA 93036

Individual Members: $0
Organizational Members: $0
Non-Members: $55


About this event

Developing a genuine relationship between grantors and grantees is an essential aspect of grant-making.  It enables the accomplishment of shared goals, allowing your organization’s ambitions to be transformed into concrete results that benefit a community. 


This workshop is designed to help nonprofits and social service organization successfully navigate life after receiving a grant.  Through real-world examples, case studies and direct feedback from the funder community, we will explore best practices for understanding and stewarding grant relationships.  And, we will give you practical guidance on how to manage and report on your grants, so you are set up to get the next ones!

Key topics we will explore during the workshop include:

  • Understanding the goals and expectations of grant-makers
  • Managing the grant execution process and troubleshooting common challenges
  • Tips for engaging the funder during the life of the grant
  • Reporting on the grant
  • Setting yourself up for the next grant

LEVEL: Intro/Intermediate

TARGET AUDIENCE: This workshop is for anyone with a role in grant proposal development, execution and/or reporting.  

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Tina Knight

Tina Knight is an experienced senior manager in foundation, nonprofit, higher education, and government environments. She specializes in: grantmaking expertise (competitive grants, scholarships, donor-advised fund grants, agency endowment payout management, and subaward management); fund development (foundation, corporate and individual donors); sponsored Programs Administration (federal, state, and local government funders); stewardship of funds held in the public trust (philanthropic and governmental funding); grant, contract and fund agreement development and negotiations; senior-level program, staff and budget management; policy and procedure development; board, committee and volunteer management; program development, management and evaluation; and partnership development and management.

Tina is currently the Director of Institutional Advancement & Community Relations at Oxnard College.  In this role, Tina created the grants office at the college to coordinate strategic grant submissions.  She is responsible for: identifying and cultivating philanthropic prospects and developing partnerships with businesses and community-based organizations to best serve OC students; developing and implementing strategies to increase employment opportunities for students and alumni; monitoring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, relevant contractual obligations, implementing accounting and reporting standards applicable to college grants; and provide assistance in the preparation of grant performance reports submitted to grant agencies.

Prior to joining Oxnard College, Tina worked as 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. Tina also served as 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. Her experience has also included 9 years at the Ventura County Community Foundation, where she worked as Vice President, Programs & Grants, 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.