The Rotary Foundation will implement the new grant model under Future Vision on July 1, 2013. This will be is the most exciting change that our Rotary Foundation has seen in years. The way our Foundation invests funds in doing good in the world is changing, by putting more emphasis on sustainable projects in the six areas of focus, and by giving districts and clubs more responsibility for managing funds.
The Grant Management Seminar is not only a great opportunity for you to find out how the new grant model works, but attendance at a grant management seminar is also one of the pre-requisites if your club plans to access global grants or district matching grants under the new model.
The seminar will provide information about project design and implementation, grant application process and implementation, grant oversight and reporting, as well as club qualification requirements.
The Rotary Foundation minimum requirement is for the club president-elect or an appointed club member to attend the grant management seminar. In addition, our District strongly recommends that at least one other club member attend, such as the incoming club Rotary Foundation chair or a Foundation committee member, or the incoming international service chair.
The membership track of this seminar will include the Ignite program. Kristi Govertsen, from Oregon, will be in attendance to give her talk about membership relationships. This is going to be a very active program for membership chairs and committee members.