Third Sector Consulting

Find More Funders
Win More Grants
Raise More Money

Grant Writing Workshops

Grant Writing 101

There's more to grant writing than just "writing." A lot more.

This half-day workshop covers the basics of foundation grant research and grant writing. You'll learn how to find your best prospects and write your own grant proposals.

This workshop combines lecture, group discussion, and hands-on activities to reinforce course material.

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 Half Day

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • How grants fit in the "big picture" of nonprofit funding
  • How to find and qualify your best grant prospects
  • An overview of 2 popular research databases and one (free!) research tool
  • 5 questions you must answer in every grant proposal
  • Budget basics
  • 20 easy and effective ways to improve your writing
  • 10 reasons why you might not apply for a grant

This workshop includes the popular "Ask Me Anything" segment, based on Laura's experience as a grant maker and a grant seeker.


What People Say About This Workshop

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.

Laura was great and really knew her material. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and found it very useful. I am more confident that I will be able to write a great proposal.

Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop here in Missoula I really enjoyed the time you spent with us and I feel much more informed and confident about my grant writing.

Your general enthusiasm is invigorating, you're experienced & approachable. Great day! Lots of information that I hope to put to good use. Thank you!


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.

Featured Blog Post

"Let's Talk Nonprofit" is a blog by Third Sector Consulting that addresses common questions that nonprofits have. Ready? Great! Let's Talk Nonprofit.

Bylaws Are More Than A Buzzword
Being part of a nonprofit organization can feel a little crazy sometimes, don't you think? There's good news. Your bylaws can help stop the madness. Bylaws are an essential governance document and they should be revisited from time to time. Learn how to use your bylaws to guide and strengthen your organization. You'll also find an 11-point checklist for what your bylaws should include. (read more)