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Grant Writing Boot Camp

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Johnson City, TN

In this full-day high-touch, hands-on workshop, you'll learn effective strategies for researching and writing foundation grants.

This workshop combines lecture, group discussion, and hands-on activities to reinforce course material.

You'll practice with more than a dozen exercises and leave with new ideas and actual writing samples that can be incorporated in your next grant proposal.

The focus of this workshop is foundation grants.
(State and federal grants are not part of this program.)

TARGET AUDIENCE Nonprofit Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Beginners and Advanced Beginners
FORMAT Workshop
DURATION Full Day

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • Philanthropy in the U.S. – where do grants fit in?
  • The Logic Model – what is it and why you need one?
  • How to go beyond Google in your grant research – determining who to ask and how much to request
  • 5 questions you must answer in every grant proposal
  • How to write these essential elements and more:
         The need statement
         Goals, objectives and outcomes
         Evaluation plan
         Budget narrative
  • What happens after you submit your proposal
  • What to do when you get the grant (and when you don't)

Event is limited to 15 registrants.

Registration Fee: $245.00


Event Location
Home Trust Bank / United Way Office Building
1907 N. Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601

What People Say About This Workshop

I really enjoyed getting your insight and tips on the grant writing scene and I thought you made it all so tangible, applicable, and engaging. I also really admire your teaching style and the level of content you covered.

The class was well thought out and presented. Course material was reinforced by thought-provoking writing exercises. I was impressed with Laura's depth of understanding, critical thinking and ability to convey technical information.

I have already benefited from the practical advice that Laura gave in a grant writing workshop. I emailed a foundation officer to ask a few questions and when she called me back, she gave me a few tips to make our request more likely to be successful!


About the Instructor

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Certified Grant Writer, and fundraising trainer who has 20 years of experience working with – and for – nonprofits. As a former program officer with an international corporate foundation, Laura brings a unique perspective to the grant seeking process. She knows what works, what doesn't, and why.


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