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Introduction to Grant Writing

Are you looking for a grant to fund your nonprofit's work?

If you've never written a grant before, or if you've written a few without much success, then this program is for you.

In this introductory session, participants will learn the basics of successful grant writing.

Your presenter is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and former foundation program officer who will debunk the myths about grants and help demystify the grant writing process.

Participants will learn the language that grant makers use and what they're looking for in your 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 Online, Live
DURATION 2 Hours

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • The 3 Rs of successful grant writing
  • Basic grant terminology and the grant life-cycle
  • Determining your organization's "grant readiness"
  • How to find foundations that may want to fund you
  • 5 questions you must answer in every grant proposal
  • And much more!

What Nonprofits Say About This Training

Very good, learned quite a lot in just an hour.

Full of humor! Loved it! Very powerful!

Exceeded expectations! Laura Rhodes was excellent! Could've spent a whole day with her!

Such an awesome learning experience!


About the Instructor

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive 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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