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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

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 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!

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 also really admire your teaching style and the level of content you covered.

I'm already using tools I was given a week ago at the grant writing boot camp. It was incredibly helpful and more than met my expectations. Just wrote a note to the financial guru on our board telling him it was worth the investment and my time! Excellent! Doing a letter of request for a potential new grantmaker, and using ideas for it.


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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