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Grant Writing Boot Camp (Montana State Univ.)

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bozeman, MT

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 Location
Best Western Plus / GranTree Inn
1325 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

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 feel more ready to write grants for my organization - it was really great coverage of the basics with lots of applicable examples and ideas.

Laura's workshop was like 'Grant Writing for Dummies' without making the attendees feel 'dumb.'


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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