Dunes Center Receives More Grant Dollars! Spokes helps!
Executive Director Doug Jenzen, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, shares his success story.
“One of my goals was to revamp our educational programming, and I needed a little bit of inspiration on how to obtain funding to do so.”
“I attended the workshop [Designing Programs for Better Grant Proposals] last year shortly after I was hired by the Dunes Center and during the time in which the organization was in the middle of a complete restructuring.”
“The most valuable lesson I learned from the workshop is that you need to make a case (or an argument) for why the funding agency you’re applying to should fund your organization’s program. I look at it like I’m writing a thesis statement for a paper similar to what was required in college.”
- The Dunes Center has received every grant (at least partially) that Doug has written since he attended the workshop.
- By extension, the Dunes Center has been able to double the size of their educational programming to serve 8,000 elementary school children in 2013 and begin including the arts in their regular STEM programming.