Jaime Mendoza, MS

Presentation: Funding a Mission: Mastering the Art of Grant Proposal Development

Presentation Description:

The session will provide attendees with valuable tips and strategies for preparing a competitive grant proposal. It will cover topics such as conducting effective research, preparing a thorough proposal, and writing persuasively to capture the attention of funders. With the increasing competition for grant funding, it's crucial to have a solid plan in place to ensure success. By the end of this session, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to effectively navigate the grant development process and increase their chances of securing funding for their organizations.

Learning objectives are to:

  1. Develop a clear understanding of the grant application process, including the different types of grants available and the components of a successful grant proposal.
  2. Learn how to identify potential funders and tailor proposals to their specific interests and priorities.
  3. Gain insights into best practices for managing the grant application process, including timelines, budgets, and reporting requirements.

Presenter Bio:

Jaime G. Mendoza, MS, is an accomplished grant writer and nonprofit consultant with a proven track record of success in securing client funding. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, Jaime has a solid educational background to support his work.

As a consultant, Jaime has developed, written, reviewed, and evaluated grant proposals for foundation, state, and federal requests. His efforts have increased client funding, with over 70% of grant proposals awarded. He has expertise in developing award-winning grants focused on areas like behavioral and mental health, youth development programs, American Indian and Alaska Native initiatives, workforce development, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Jaime has an impressive list of grants awarded, including lead roles in securing grants from funders such as the Administration for Community Living, the Texas Criminal Justice Department, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Jaime's grant writing expertise and commitment to his clients' success have made him a valuable asset to the organizations he serves.