Grant Workshops

Due to space limitations, BHT must limit participation to one person per agency per grant workshop (with the exception of the Internal Controls workshops for which the agency's board treasurer should also plan to attend.) Registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis until the workshop is full.

All workshops will be held at the BHT Office at 2928 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.


This full day Introduction to BHT and Proposal Writing Basics will be held twice per year. This introduction workshop is required for all new applicants and can also be attended by those applicants who have a new grant writer.   
This workshop will cover the history and mission of BHT, the Foundation’s funding process, the types of grants funded by BHT and tools for writing a successful proposal to BHT. This workshop will concurrently cover Transom, Education and Partnership (program) grants. The morning portion will focus on general information about the Foundation and its grant making process and criteria.   BHT will provide lunch. The afternoon portion of the workshop will be focused on the elements of the program grant application as well as tips and tools for crafting a successful proposal. 
Please note that as this session is mandatory for new applicants, registration preference will be given to new applicants. Former applicants should consider registering for the Technical Assistance Training instead of this training.
If you are attending the Introduction Workshop and have a dietary restriction, please contact BHT at 615-284-8271 and speak with Dawn Thrasher about your dietary needs. 
Upcoming Intro Workshop Dates (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM):
October 21, 2013 
February 25, 2014 -workshop is full
August 19, 2014
This half day training is strongly suggested for those who have applied to the Trust before but may need extra assistance in writing their Transom, Education or Partnership grant application to BHT. This training is open to all applicants that have applied to the Trust previously. Please note that those applicants who register for the Introduction workshop do not need to also attend the Technical Assistance Training. 
This class will not discuss basic information about the Foundation. Instead, BHT staff will delve into the creating workable program budgets and preparing financial statements as tools for writing a successful proposal. Participants will be coached on writing compelling application narratives that clearly articulate the mission, impact, outcomes, partnerships, and fiscal solvency of their organization, as well as demonstrate community need with realistic goals and workable budgets.  In addition to narrative coaching, participants also learn about the critical role of supporting documents in demonstrating organizational capacity and leadership.
Upcoming T.A. Training Dates (1:30 - 4:30 PM):
March 4, 2014
September 30, 2014
BHT will hold a mandatory training for all applicants that have not had an audit for a time period within the past 18 months. This training will focus on internal controls, and it is expected that the agency's CEO and Board Treasurer will attend prior to submitting a full proposal to the Trust. Trainings will be conducted by Amy Maden, CPA and BHT staff. 
2014 Dates (2-4 PM):
January 7, 2014
April 15, 2014
July  14, 2014
September 23, 2014
TO REGISTER: Please use the online form on the right side of this page to register for a workshop. Select the workshop you would like to attend by using the drop down menu that lists the dates and times of the workshops.  You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days regarding your registration that will indicate the date, time and location of the workshop. Please only attempt to register for workshops when dates are listed in the workshop registration form.
IMPORTANT:  If you do not receive a Confirmation E-mail from Dawn Thrasher within 2 business days of your online registration, your registration was NOT received.  Please contact Dawn Thrasher at  BHT to register over the phone at 615-284-8271.


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