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Grant Writing Boot Camp (sponsored by Montana State University)

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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
Homewood Suites
1023 Baxter Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406-587-8180

What People Say About This Workshop

Wonderful workshop and bonus materials! I feel equipped to take this on. The content was more than I expected and for that I am pleased. 

I thought Laura's perspective from a Foundation trustee to grant writer and how to overcome the challenges with winning grants was very informative. Material was relevant and gave me new tools to use for writing grants. The exercises were excellent!

The entire workshop was useful; however, it was the "tidbits", such as grammar, length of essay, wording, etc that was extra useful. The little things meant just as much to me.

I have already benefitted from the practical advice given in Laura's 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 fundraising process. She knows what works, what doesn't, and why.


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