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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

Since I am completely new to the grant writing process, I thought that all of the workshop was useful. It's great to know how to properly research foundations rather than doing a haphazard search. The workbook is very helpful regarding all aspects of the grant writing process.

I found it really useful that Laura took the time to ask each of us what we wanted to get out of the workshop. She did a fantastic job referring back to the things we wanted to better understand. Lots of hands-on activities rather than just listening to her talk all day.

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 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.


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.


Upcoming Dates for this Program

Don't see an upcoming event nearby? Contact Laura to schedule an event in your area.


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