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Grant Writing Workshops

Grant Writing Boot Camp

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we are currently not offering our in-person Grant Writing Workshops.

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)

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.

Contact Laura to schedule this training!


What People Say About This Workshop

Awesome workshop! Learned SO much. Very valuable. I have been writing grants for a number of years, yet learned a TON of new information!

Regardless if you've never written a grant before or if you're experienced in the grant-writing world, this workshop is full of concrete ways to improve and ideas that will make you think differently. It's engaging with a great balance of big-picture frameworks and specific tips & resources. Highly recommend! 

I had gone to another nonprofit training the week before that touched on grant writing, and I learned so much more from this training than I did at the other one. Laura's great. Really well done.

Wonderful workshop and bonus materials! I feel equipped to take this on. The content was more than I expected and for that I am pleased.


Upcoming Dates for this Program

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

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