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"This workshop has provided me with a solid means to make money with
my writing. Grant writing is a [highly sought] skill, so I know my
services will be in demand! The facilitator was educated and
professional. This may not be a glamorous field, but it [will] certainly
help me pay my bills!"
Introduction to Grant Writing
Facilitator: Karen Hodge
Writers looking to make a living while making a difference will find grant writing a rewarding field. Whether you want to secure a job as a full-time proposal writer, freelance, or just raise grant dollars for a cause in which you believe, you'll benefit from this beginner's course. Over the next four weeks you'll learn the basics of writing and submitting winning grant proposals.
Week 1: Getting Started
Clarifying your idea: a clear idea leads to grant success
Week 2: Writing the proposal, part 1
Writing a compelling need statement
Week 3: Writing the proposal, part 2
Week 4: Submitting your proposal
Following up and carrying out your project
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Books recommended on this page are not required reading for participation in the course.
Grants are a key source of support for most nonprofit organizations, particularly new organizations or those starting new programs. This guide, developed out of a series of seminars, helps grantseekers develop a strategic plan for finding funds for their programs. It outlines how to develop a program that will receive funding and provides the best methods for writing a grant proposal.
A practical, hands-on— and most importantly, realistic— guide to the entire grantsmanship process. Unlike so many how-to guidebooks which promise what they cannot deliver, while propagating the myth that successful grants require nothing more than a 'winning proposal', Demystifying Grant Seeking correctly places the proposal in its proper context alongside the 'other 90 percent of the process' that funders truly consider.