Over 39,000 grantseekers have learned what grantmakers have to say about creating a competitive grant proposal by taking 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 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.
This course qualifies for 6 CFRE Education Credits
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
Practice writing selected components of a proposal
Receive peer critiques of your writing sample
Roleplay as a grantmaker reviewing a sample letter of inquiry
A comprehensive workbook
Ongoing online access to course worksheets
The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Ed
One week of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional
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
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.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check-in and coffee: 8:30 a.m.
Foundation Center - San Francisco, CA
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Ganga Dharmappa Community Outreach Manager
For more than a decade, Ganga has led capacity-building and development efforts within the nonprofit sector and focused on increasing access and safety for marginalized and underserved communities. In Ganga’s current role as community outreach manager in Foundation Center’s office in San Francisco, she provides training in the Bay Area, statewide, and throughout the Western United States. Prior to joining Foundation Center in 2013, Ganga worked at the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco and Girls Incorporated of Lynn, Massachusetts. Ganga holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in writing from the University of San Francisco. She is a short fiction writer and occasional poet. In her spare time, she serves as a postpartum doula for newly expanded families.