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Proposal Writing Workshop

Proposal Writing Workshop

Over 39,000 grantseekers have learned what grantmakers have to say about creating a competitive grant proposal by taking the Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Seminar.

Now the Proposal Writing Seminar has been enhanced to give grantseekers hands-on proposal writing experience plus a deeper understanding of the funder’s process. This new Proposal Writing Workshop is based on insights collected from foundation and corporate representatives for the 6th edition of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing.

Using group exercises, case studies, and the participant’s own proposal outline, the Proposal Writing Workshop will help participants understand the components of a competitive grant proposal, discover what grantmakers consider “red flags,” and learn how to cultivate potential institutional donors.

Topics
  • The grantseeking process, including the impact of technology
  • Components of a competitive grant proposal
  • Tips from funders to proposal writers
  • The grantmaker’s process and criteria for funding decisions

Select a date and location for more details or to register for this course.

10/28/2014

New York, NY

$295.00

12/11/2014

Washington, DC

$295.00

11/7/2014

San Francisco, CA

$295.00

 
You will:
  • Refine your project proposal outline
  • Practice writing selected components of a proposal
  • Receive peer critiques of your writing sample
  • Roleplay as a grantmaker reviewing a sample letter of inquiry
Bonuses:
  • A comprehensive workbook
  • Ongoing online access to course worksheets
  • A copy of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Ed
  • One week of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional
Outcomes:
  • Be prepared to gather the information needed to create a complete project proposal
  • Be able to identify “red flags” in project proposals
  • Know how to create a comprehensive and competitive proposal package for institutional grantmakers
Intended audiences:
  • Grantseekers who have some fundraising experience and want to hone their foundation proposal writing skills
  • Individuals who want to begin a career as a grant writer
  • Consultants who want to expand their services to include proposal writing
  • Students interested in gaining knowledge about the nonprofit sector and fundraising
  • Volunteers who want to help their organizations with tangible fundraising skills

Class preparation: A project outline will be sent to registrants prior to attending the class so they can come prepared with information about their projects. A case study will be included for individuals who are not currently working on a specific project.

Learn Skills to Fund Your Mission

This winter, attend one or all of our seven in-person grantseeker training courses that combine the Foundation Center’s expert advice on grantseeking strategies with writing and research activities that put theory into practice.

Choose From Seven Courses!

  • Foundation Research Master Class
  • Foundation Fundraising Essentials
  • New! Outcome Thinking and Management
  • New! Proposal Budgeting Workshop
  • Proposal Writing Boot Camp
  • Proposal Writing Workshop
  • Securing Corporate Partnerships