Program Overview (One and a half- Day Program)

May 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 3rd from 9 am. to 1pm.

In an era of declining resources and increasing community needs, the ability to successfully seek and acquire supplemental funding is essential for any organization. Unlike fundraising, grant writing is an art form that relies on storytelling to secure funding and resources from government agencies, foundations, corporations, or individuals. In this course you will learn how to help your organization develop and manage grants effectively through the grants’ lifecycle.


Director of Grants and Recognitions, NISD Sharon Sanchez

Sharon Sanchez has over 25 years of extensive grant experience. She is the Director of the Grants and Recognitions Department for Northside Independent School District. Prior to that, she worked at the San Antonio Housing Authority as a grant manager. She has served more than 21 years in the district, 18 as Director where she oversees preparation of competitive and federal entitlement grants, conducts compliance monitoring and program reporting. She has served as a grant reviewer for federal and city grants. Sharon earned an undergraduate and graduate degree from UTSA.

Senior Operations Manager Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber is a senior operations manager at the World Resources Institute, a leading global environmental nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. His team regularly manages six- and seven-figure grants from regional and national foundations, U.S. and foreign governments, and multi-lateral organizations like the World Bank. Weber also oversees grants, contracts, and financial management addressing climate change. He has a master’s degree from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, and has completed the Area Foundation’s General Nonprofit Management certificate and the UIW Supervisory and Management certificate.

Program Objectives

 1. Develop an understanding of where and how to seek grant funding.

2. Become familiar with local resources. 

3. Understand the grant development and management process.

4. Create effective grant reports that demonstrate your organization's attention to monitoring, evaluation, and learning in the grant process. 

5. Identify strategies and methodologies to construct, operate, and report on grant budgets consistently, accurately, and transparently even in sophisticated donor templates

Key Information

Who Should Take this Program and How Long is the Program Itself?

1. This program will be held in two parts over 1 ½ days.   

2. Day 1 will walk participants through the fundamentals of writing and funder expectations.  

3. On Day 2, participants will learn how to manage grants and funder relationships after a grant is received. Day 2 will also include a funders panel discussion.  

4. Staff at all levels, board members, program staff, volunteers for nonprofits, K-12 staff, and anyone seeking to secure grant funding. 

5. Investment: $150 . There is a member savings of 25%. Please reach out to [email protected] before registering. 

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Refund/Credit Policy

  • The San Antonio Area Foundation has a no refund policy.

    If a workshop and/or class has been unexpectedly cancelled and/or postponed by the Area Foundation, a refund or credit towards another workshop and/or class will be issued. If a registrant is unable to attend a workshop and/or class, a substitute may be sent or a credit may be issued. No credits will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a workshop.

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