SOLS: Set Your Organization up for Success With Grant Writing Training
February 13, 2017
A guest post from Melissa Manzone, who is presenting The Art of Proposal Writing on February 16:
If you ever looked at a Funding Announcement and didn’t know where to start, you’re not alone. Applying for grants is time consuming and hard work. Not only does it take months of planning and research to write a competitive proposal, but there is no guarantee your organization will receive any funding.
That’s why it’s important to know what information grantors look for and how to structure your proposal so that it has the best chance of winning. In this lesson you will learn:
- The sections that make up a Funding Announcement
- How to address each section so that you include the most relevant and compelling information
- Exercises to strengthen your proposal writing skills
- Strategies to make the writing process manageable
Immediately apply everything you learn from this lesson to grant competitions, letters of support and other key documents in your fundraising strategy. Most importantly, you can share the tips and strategies with your colleagues so that everyone in your organization can start writing stronger proposals.