This workshop emphasizes first-hand practical experience aimed to teach skills, tips and tricks to help individuals successfully apply for grants. With grants becoming more competitive and difficult to attain, the goal is to gain knowledge on the best ways to get funds from many sources.
Sindy Beckerle is a grant administrator who focuses her work in the fields of Classical Christian education and crisis pregnancy centers. She has been writing grants for over 15 years. After homeschooling her two children for several years, her and a few friends began a homeschool coop called Grand County Home Educators in Colorado. The coop exploded in the small community and a desire for a Christian school was birthed. Through research and partnering with a local church who also had the desire to begin a Christian school, Sindy and her husband, Ed, with a group of excited parents and the local church began Winter Park Christian School. By the 2nd year of WPCS, they moved to the classical method with a strong biblical worldview. Sindy became the School Office Administrator at WPCS working closely with the Head of School. The need for funding for the school is what drove Sindy to learn about fundraising and grant writing. She began taking coursework and researching grant writing through local and state resources. As her skills developed, her success with grant writing improved. Her passion is to help others learn how to seek funding through grant writing. She desires to share her knowledge learned over years to help make others path smoother and more profitable. Having written and received over $1,000,000 in grants, she believes she uses the skills God has given her to put forth the request, but God gives all blessings.