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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
  • 2 popular research databases and a third (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

As an individual who is new to the development world, I have gone to a lot of trainings, listened to a million podcasts, and read a ton of articles, and I honestly think both of your trainings have been two of the best I have been to thus far. So keep up the good work!

Your general enthusiasm is invigorating, you're experienced & approachable. THANK YOU!

Laura taught a basic grant writing class in which I was enrolled. I was impressed with Laura's depth of understanding, critical thinking and ability to convey technical information.


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 grant seeking 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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