This interactive workshop is designed for beginners, as well as experienced grant writers who are looking to expand their professional toolbox or who may be preparing for future grant submissions in support of their organization’s mission and vision. Attendees will explore critical elements of grant writing and identify strategies that are responsive to the funder’s requirements and reflective of the organization’s needs. Workshop participants will:
1) Learn how to research and identify potential donors
2) Review critical elements of grant writing
3) Discuss strategies and best practices
4) Identify program sustainability areas
Maritza I. Raimundi-Petroski, MPA
Maritza I. Raimundi-Petroski is a founding partner at MAPA Collaborative, LLC, a management consulting firm that provides expert advice to individuals and organizations seeking to improve performance, create strategies and optimize operations. She currently serves as the Chief Program Officer at the Puerto Rican Action Board and has worked in the field of nonprofit management for more than 20 years. Before working at PRAB, she served for 13 years as the Division Director for Maternal Child Health, Family and Community Support Services at The Children’s Home Society of NJ. She received a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the Graduate School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers-Newark and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the same institution. She holds a Spanish/English Translation Proficiency Certificate from Rutgers University and she is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College’s Leadership Trenton Fellowship Program at the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. She was selected as one of 10 prominent Latinos in the State of NJ to be part of the NJ Historical Commission, the NJ Council for the Humanities and the Friends of the HRIC Latino Oral History Project in Newark, recognizing her work, passion, and commitment towards social justice.
Currently, she serves as the Chair for the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition and most recently she served as a co-instructor at The College of New Jersey for the First Year Seminar Program where she co-created and taught a course focusing on environmental justice, civic responsibility and race disparities in relation to Puerto Rico and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Her website is at www.mapacollab.com.