Basics of grant writing including key components of a proposal, strategies for writing a winning grant, and researching funders.
What You'll Learn
Participants will gain a basic understanding of strategies to make a grant compelling; learn the key components of a full proposal, including the summary statement, needs, goals, objectives, methods, evaluations, and budgets. Participants will also gain an understanding of grant writing “jargon” such as LOIs (Letters of Intent) and “RFPs” (Requests for Proposals) and learn ways to locate funding initiatives, and understand what funders want from applicants.
Instructor: Dominique Coulet du Gard, PhD
Dominique has been involved in Grant Writing and Social Entrepreneurship for nonprofits, small businesses, museums, and higher education initiatives since 1990. She has owned her own Grant Consulting business since 1998, writing over 6.5 million dollars in successful grants for museums, historical societies, social services, and higher education in the US, Ghana, and Myanmar. She is also a Senior Instructor with Western Washington University where she currently teaches Grant Writing, Social Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, and Business Plans for Social Entrepreneurs.