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Grant writing boot camp

Date: June 19 - 20, 2017

Location: Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort - 4060 Galt Ocean Drive Ft. Lauderdale, 33308, US

This interactive training provides an in-depth view of the grant writing process to include:

  • Finding financial funders That Will Give To your cause and find out what funders are looking for in your proposal

  • The 10 Essential Do's and Don'ts

  • Create a Bulletproof Budget

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We continue to cover proposal packaging and online applications. In the afternoon, participants consider the mission-money matrix framework to prioritize fundraising in their organization, than learn to develop a project budget in the afternoon.

Day 3: Participants kick off the day learning how to research, approach and cultivate relationships with funders. In the afternoon, participants will engage in a live expert and peer-review of their submitted letter of inquiry. We wrap-up the three days together with closing exercise and evaluation.


  • Develop selected elements of a proposal and letter of inquiry, and online application tips
  • How to use a logic model framework to craft elements of the proposal
  • Craft a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value
  • What grantmakers look for and how they approach the proposal review process
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential fit

You will:

  • Develop a project/program logic model to get you started with a strong proposal narrative
  • Practice writing selected components of the proposal
  • Learn how to draft a project budget from scratch
  • Research potential funding partners using Foundation Directory Online Professional


  • Comprehensive workbook and templates
  • Sample letter of inquiries and sample proposals
  • 2 weeks of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional
  • Option to receive a certificate of attendance
  • Copy of Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th edition
  • This course qualifies for 18 CFRE education credits


  • Participants will leave with increased confidence in creating a logic model, a grant proposal, and a proposal budget.
” June 2016, San Francisco, Proposal Writing Boot Camp participant

“I am more confident with what an LOI entails, what funders are looking for, other steps in the grantseeking process (besides writing). I loved all of the exercises and interactive, project-based learning you incorporated into the course!” June 2016, San Francisco, Proposal Writing Boot Camp participant

About the Proposal Writing Boot Camp

This three-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals.

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Grant Writing Boot Camp


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In this full-day workshop, participants will learn effective strategies for successful grant writing and leave with new ideas and actual writing samples that can be incorporated in their next grant proposal.

This is a hands-on, high-touch workshop. Class size limited to 20.

  1. The Logic Model – what is it and why do you need it?
  2. Prospect Research – how do you know who to ask and how much to ask them for?
    - How to identify a prospect
    - How to qualify a prospect
  3. Grant Writing – how do you present your case and package your proposal?
    - Making your case for support: using stories and statistics effectively
    - Goals, objectives and outcomes: what's the difference and how do you write them?
    - Evaluation plan: measuring your results and the funder's ROI
    - Budgets: the good, the bad and the ugly
    - Pre-submission: getting your grant proposal ready to send
  4. Post-Submission – actions to take when you get the grant (and what to do if you don't)

The focus is foundation grants. State and federal grants are not covered in this workshop.

Contact Laura to be added to the invitation list

Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch.

To accommodate diversity in learning styles, the three days is grounded in project-based learning and includes a variety of individual writing time, small group discussions and activities, peer review, and large group lecture.

Course at-a-glance:
Day 1: Participants develop the need statement, and gain peer feedback on their writing, then launch into an overview on using a logic model framework to craft the project description and program evaluation.

ADVANCE Project TRACS' Grant Writing Boot Camp is designed to help grant-interested faculty produce a quality, review-ready proposal in just six weeks, with valuable information and support from grant-successful facilitators. Participants have the opportunity to interact with grant-successful senior faculty, to work with peer support in writing groups, and to use a team of proposal support personnel who have the submitter's individual needs in mind.

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Dr. Beverly A. Browning, Founder & Director
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  • Participants will gain tools to impact communications and teamwork in fundraising and program planning in their organization.
  • Intended audiences:

    • Individuals who have 1-3 years fundraising experience and want to hone their foundation proposal writing skills
    • Individuals who are interested in developing program/project design skills using the logic model framework
    • Individuals who want to shift to a career in fundraising or as a grant writer and have a specific project in mind
    • Consultants who want to expand their services to include proposal development
    • Individuals who have government proposal development experience and want to add foundation fundraising to organizational funding mix

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