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Getting Started with Grants Using the Common Application Language

In the nonprofit world, securing the right funding is key to elevating your mission. Yet, many nonprofit leaders struggle to find the right words to authentically represent their nonprofit in a grant proposal. In this focused 2-hour session, we'll break down the basics of grant writing with a lens for what funders are really looking for in your proposal narrative. Using Philanthropy Massachusetts’ Common Grant Application framework, this workshop will equip nonprofit professionals with the essential skills and key language for effective grant writing.

What to Expect:

  • Philanthropy Massachusetts' Common Grant Application Framework: Using the recently updated Common Grant Application, we will break down the core elements of successful grant proposals to ensure your applications stand out.
  • Crafting Compelling Narratives: Learn the art of translating your organization's story into a persuasive proposal, complete with sentence frames and key language.
  • Insider Insights: With a track record of securing millions in grant funds, learn practical tips from LMA Grant Consulting on what funders are genuinely looking for.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in discussions, analyze writing samples, and participate in breakout rooms for hands-on learning.
This session is for development professionals new to the field or more seasoned pros looking for a refresher.

Our Presenter

Founder and CEO of LMA Grant Consulting, Lynn Arsenault McGinnity has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit professional and educator. As a grant strategist, Lynn is committed to amplifying the work of community-driven nonprofits in a way that compels funders to give. She has proudly led her team at LMA Grant Consulting to secure over $15 million in grants since 2020.