HERCULES -- A free workshop on writing grant proposals will be offered Oct. 30 by the office of Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover.

The workshop, open to community-based organizations as well as the general public, will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hercules Community Center, 2001 Refugio Valley Road. Space is limited, so prompt registration is advised.

The session will offer an overview of American philanthropy, different types of foundations and granting agencies, and general principles that guide their donations. It also will focus on the research process and basic skills essential for writing successful proposals, and protocol for administration and budgeting of grants.

Registration is online through Glover's office at www.cccounty.us/supervisorglover. The direct link to the grants workshop page is http://www.cccounty.us/index.aspx?nid=2262.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760 or tlochner@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner



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