In this fast-paced, full-day workshop, you will gain expert insight on how to write winning grant proposals. It will begin with researching funders and end with how to make sure your proposals meet the funder’s guidelines and are error-free and presentable.
In these economically challenging times, many nonprofits are competing with others for limited philanthropic support. In this workshop you’ll learn how to make your proposal stand out from the crowd. You will learn the five key steps to writing winning grant proposals along with simple techniques to: research funder preferences, identify measurable outcomes, avoid common mistakes, follow funder guidelines, and cultivate relationships with private foundations.
Attendees will learn how to:
Research funder preferences, to increase your proposal-writing success rate
Read a funder’s 990 to determine an appropriate ask amount
Identify measurable outcomes and simple measurement techniques to reduce staff time commitment to completing excessive paperwork
Avoid common mistakes that could make your organization look…dumb
Follow funder guidelines, demonstrating to the reviewer that your organization means business and is a good investment
Attendees will receive:
Copies of all course materials
A list of sites for researching foundation giving preferences
Sample IRS Form 990
Getting organized checklist
Tips for developing a case for support
Foundation research worksheet
Sample proposal checklist
List of common mistakes to avoid.
Breaking news–March 16, 2012: An InfoRich Group, Inc. client received notice that it has been awarded $7 Million based on a proposal written by Marge King’s team.
Hampton Inn, Plymouth Meeting, PA
2055 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, 19462
Marge’s success rate for writing winning grant proposals is above 80%. Marge is the founder of InfoRich Group, Inc. In addition to raising tens of millions of dollars for her clients, Marge is a member of the adjunct faculty at Delaware County Community College and Eastern University where she teaches business and fundraising courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. She has served on several nonprofit boards and has written and evaluated multi-million dollar grant proposals for Government Agencies. Marge earned a BS from Cabrini College, a MBA from St. Joseph’s University, and a post-graduate certificate from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.
Individuals new to the fundraising field.
Fundraisers who want to learn more about what it takes to become a successful grant writer.
Development Officers wanting to understand how to set-up a grant writing program within their organization.
Development Officers wanting to diversify their organization’s funding stream by approaching private foundations.
This workshop is not for:
Individuals wanting to find grants to start a new business, attend college, or buy a home.
Who should attend this workshop?
Registration fee: $219 Boxed lunch included.
“As a person with professional and personal experience with non profits I found Marge’s teaching skills very practical and interesting for both a seasoned professional and beginner.” Michelle L., Philadelphia, PA
“Marge was able to blend real-life experiences with current theories – making class extremely useful and pertinent. I was able to take what I had learned in the classroom and apply it the next day at work.” Greg W., Reading, PA
Space is limited; register today.
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