Re: National Grant Conference - Posted by Joe Gtz.
Posted by Joe Gtz. on February 10, 2000 at 14:26:06:
I have. I attended one of their workshops in San Antonio about a year ago. The price was the same. The information was given through a work book filled with government agencies and their mailing addresses as presented by a highly motivational speaker wearing a “Versace shirt.” I don’t think it was worth the money and time attending this. Most of the information is free from your local city resource center like the business development department/center (the key word is development, that alone saves you the money). If you really want to spend some money try the Matthew Lesko’s book for about $40. It too has the same information in it and a bunch of motivational materials.
Having gone through the materials and mailed out for additional information from the government I think you can do this best without the conference. Most of the materials received from uncle sam was outdated and those who replied sent the wrong information. I have many corespondenses in my collection to prove what I mean.
The local agencies I have been in contact with have even offered to help fill out the grant application material(s). Think twice about this, since you will be sold many other opportunities at a high price at the conference. Keep in mind that local government offices don’t know what the government has to offer to the public so you must be persistant and don’t give up easy.