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Grant Writing Workshops

Grant Writing Boot Camp

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)

What People Say About This Workshop

The materials that were given out were very helpful. I like that the examples in the workbook are plain language that I understand and not 'technical'. I also found learning about grant databases to be valuable, as well as information regarding the 990 and foundations.

Information was relevant. Also, my organization/experience is rather unique to Non-profit world and Laura gave me great information to help manage my project and articulate what we do and why.

I feel more ready to start researching and writing grants for my organization - it was really great coverage of the basics with lots of applicable examples and ideas. I have a good foundation to move forward.

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 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.


Upcoming Dates for this Program

No events are currently scheduled. Contact Laura to schedule an event in your area.

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