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Grant Writing Workshops

Grant Writing 101

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Missoula, MT

There's more to grant writing than just "writing." A lot more.

This half-day workshop covers the basics of foundation grant research and grant writing. You'll learn how to find your best prospects and write your own grant proposals.

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

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 Half Day

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • How grants fit in the "big picture" of nonprofit funding
  • How to find and qualify your best grant prospects
  • Demos of 2 popular research databases and one (free!) research tool
  • 5 questions you must answer in every grant proposal
  • Budget basics
  • 20 easy and effective ways to improve your writing
  • 10 reasons why you might not apply for a grant

This workshop includes the popular "Ask Me Anything" segment, based on Laura's experience as a grant maker and a grant seeker.

Event registration is limited.

Registration Fee: $125


Event Location
Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn
5280 Grant Creek Road
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: (406) 543-0700

What People Say About This Workshop

Let me tell you, I feel so powered up and ready to take on the world!

I keep your handy Common Grant Proposal Elements on my desk!

As an individual who is new to the development world, I have gone to a lot of trainings, listened to a million podcasts, and read a ton of articles, and I honestly think your workshops have been the best I have been to thus far. So keep up the good work!

Laura taught a basic grant writing class in which I was enrolled. I was impressed with Laura's depth of understanding, critical thinking and ability to convey technical information.


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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