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
About our facilitator:
Diane Gedeon-Martin is a nationally recognized grants consultant, instructor, and lecturer in the area of grants and grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. She started her company The Write Source, LLC in 1993 and has a current roster of over 280 nonprofit clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. Diane helps her clients achieve their goals by winning grants ranging from $5,000 to $5.0 million. In fact, she specializes in preparing government grant proposals.
Based in Connecticut, Diane is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer reaching over 20,000 people through her grant-seeking workshops and conference sessions. Her dedication to the field is evident in the way she speaks about the grant seeking process; her enthusiasm is contagious! In 2015, she retired after 14 years as an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she taught and co-authored the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. She frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences including those hosted by the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and other statewide resource centers, and a number venues hosted by nonprofit organizations. In 2010, she became a certified Master Trainer through the AFP Faculty Training Academy.
Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.