Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving an award. Competition for grants continues to grow as government funding dwindles and COVID-19 impacts the stock market. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grant-seeking skills by making your proposal more competitive.
From logic models to making your case for support using 2,000 or less characters, this workshop will help you prepare successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government. There will be a discussion on the use of Gantt and PERT charts as well as other visual aids to help reviewers quickly understand the intent of your proposed project. You will also learn strategies to use when preparing proposals for multi-year funding or large awards.
This workshop is all about improving on the skills you’ve already developed, shedding old habits, and learning new techniques to make your grant proposals more competitive. Ideal participants will be those with two or more years of experience preparing grant proposals. You must have an understanding of how to develop a strong needs statement, goals and outcomes, evaluation strategies, and the budget and justification for the project/program they propose.
Participants will learn the following:
- Thinking like a grantmaker throughout the proposal development process
- Analyze request for proposals (RFPs) with a critical eye to determine a fit with your proposed project
- Prepare reviewer friendly proposals using tried and true techniques
- Formulate strategies to develop proposals that win multi-year or million-dollar grants
Register online at Philanthropy Massachusetts.
Online grant applications are here to stay! They are frustrating, exasperating, and daunting. Still, how do you convey your case for support when your need statement and project description sections can only be 2,000 characters or roughly 350 words in length?
Although brevity is key, grantmakers still want engaging narratives that state the issue or problem succinctly while providing evidence that your organization will achieve the proposed outcomes. Knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application is the focus of this session.
Writing tight or to the point while getting the attention of the grant reviewer has never been more crucial. Learn how to position your case for support using deductive writing techniques that help you get to your point quicker. Eliminate superlatives from your writing and just say it.
This interactive session will ask the question, how do you approach the process of preparing an online grant application? The methods discussed will help you design successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government as well as foundation and corporations.
The learning objectives are as follows:
- Identify key elements that will grab the attention of grant reviewers
- Use simple, direct language to make your point
- Eliminate passive voice from your narratives
- Edit your proposals for strong content
Those in attendance will benefit as follows:
- Identify key components to include in specific sections when faced with a limited number of characters
- Learn techniques they can use immediately after the session ends
- Understand the nature of online grant proposals from the reviewer’s point-of-view
- Improve their approach to preparing online grant proposals
This is a fun, dynamic session that combines lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Attendees will be able to use the slides in the handout as a guide to help them prepare grant proposals in the future.
Register for this webinar at the Grant Professionals Association website.