SHRAB Workshops on Grant Writing Now Available

[This blog post comes from Andrea Gabriel of our Resource Management Branch.]

The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is offering “Getting Ready to Go” (GR2G) workshops, designed to help cultural repositories navigate the grant writing process.

The goal of the GR2G workshops is to demystify the grant writing process for cultural repositories.  You will learn about the types of agencies and organizations offering grant opportunities. You will learn the importance of your repository’s internal documents (mission statements, collection policies, institutional histories, finding aids, etc.) as the starting point for grant preparation.  You will learn how to put your ideas for improvement down on paper through the preparation of project narratives and budgets.  You will learn how to use to submit you completed grant applications to federal agencies.  You will leave with a toolkit full of practical advice and resources.  In short, you will be empowered to succeed.

The GR2G workshops will be taught by North Carolina’s Traveling Archivist, Hal Keiner, and are based on his extensive experience working with the state’s smaller cultural heritage institutions.  If you always wanted to write a grant but were afraid to start, the GR2G workshops are for you!

Six regional workshops are scheduled throughout the state. Registration fees are $20 and include lunch.

Register early! Each workshop is limited to 20 participants.

October 2, 2012—Elizabeth City, N.C., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


October 16, 2012, New Bern, N.C., 9:00 a.m. to4:30 p.m.


October 30, 2012, Southern Pines, N.C., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


November 13, 2012, Greensboro, N.C., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


November 27, 2012, Lincolnton, N.C., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


December 4, 2012, Asheville, N.C., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

These workshops are made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission