Sample Agenda

Workshop Goals:

• Penetrate the world of grant making following a recession.

• Understand proposal development processes and strategies.

• Prepare proposals that get results.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Create workable and fundable ideas.

2. Develop win-win relationships with the grant makers.

3. Analyze proposal guidelines and structures.

4. Plan and prepare an effective project summary, outline, and full proposal.

5. Learn to enhance style, substance and appearance of grants.

6. Optimize success strategies for grant applications.

What is the different between a 3 day and 2 day workshop?

We traditionally have held 3 day workshops to cover a comprehensive version of our content and material. Based on the feedback of some of our clients, we created an abridged version of our curriculum for those interested in our workshop but able to only dedicate 2 consecutive days off of work. Clients will be able to get the primary elements of our course in a fast tracked manner.

3 Day Workshop Elements

-20 CFRE Units

-Curriculum to include detailed information on the following:

  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Grant Research
  • Program Planning
  • Grant Submittal Process Best Practices

-Detailed review of personal proposals

-Interactive classroom exercises

-Extended Q & A sessions

2 Day Workshop Elements

-15 CFRE Units

-Curriculum to include detailed information on the following:

  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Grant Research
  • Program Planning

-Review of personal proposals

-Basic Q & A sessions

Day 1

08:30amRegistration and Coffee

09:00amWelcome, Orientation Items and Introductions

09:30amLearning about Grant Making World; Facing New Realities

10:15amProblems & Barriers: Writing successful proposals

10:45amBREAK

11:00amProving Your Idea is Worthy and Fundable

11:30amWhy are You and Your Organization Worthy?

12:00pmLUNCH!

01:00pmGathering Intelligence on Grant Makers (Foundations, Government and Business); Being Real & Smart in

Researching Grant Makers; Key Resources

01:45pmAnalyzing Proposal Guidelines and Applications

02:45 pmBREAK!

03:00pmAnalyzing (cont.); Determining Process for Proposal Development

03:45pmInvestigating Structural Elements of a Proposal (non-research vs. research)

04:15pmHomework Assignment: Identify Seven Potential Funders; Write Proposal Summary/Abstract (max. 500

words) about Your Proposal Topic

04:30pmIndividual/Group Consultations with Instructor

Day 2

08:30amWelcome & Recap

09:00amInteractive Exercise: Homework Assignment

10:30amBREAK!

10:30amReview Exercise

11:00amContacting Grant Makers & Building Relationships (What to do/what not to do!)

12:00pmLUNCH!

01:00pmMain Structural Components of Proposals (non-research vs. research)

01:30pmPresenting the Problem or Need; Developing a Hypothesis

02:30pmUnderstanding Goals vs. Objectives (Specific Aims vs. Goals)

03:00pmBREAK

03:15pmShaping and Structuring a Project Design; Action- and Results-Oriented Models

03:45pmSetting Up an Evaluation Design; Emphasizing Quality and Quantity Measures

04:15pmHomework Assignment: Write Outlines and Compelling Titles

04:30pmIndividual/Group Consultation with Instructor

Day 3

08:30amWelcome & Review of Discussion Topics

09:00amProposal Outline. Group Sessions; Critique…

10:30amBREAK!

10:45amProducing Budgets; Demonstrating Value in Content

12:00pmLUNCH!

01:00pmDealing with Cover Letters/Attachments/Appendices/Supplementary Materials

01:30pmWriting a Lucid, Persuasive Proposal: Tips and Strategies

02:15pmFormatting and Packaging a Proposal; Submitting Online, etc.

02:45pmAfter Submission, What Now?

03:15pmSystematizing Proposal Tasks; Mastering Excellence

RECAP and WORKSHOP ADJOURNMENT

Day 1

08:30amRegistration and Coffee

09:00amWelcome, Orientation Items and Introductions

09:30amThe Grantseeking World: Facing New Realities in 2011

10:15amProblems & Barriers to Grantseeking

10:45amBREAK

11:00amDetermining a Fundable Project/Program Idea

11:30amProfiling Your Organization

12:00pmLUNCH!

01:00pmGathering Intelligence on Grant Makers (Foundations, Government and Business);

02:00pmImplications of Grant Applications (Proposal Guidelines and Requirements)

02:45 pmBREAK!

03:00pmResponse Considerations and Scheduling

04:15pmHomework Assignment: Identify Seven Potential Funders; Write Executive Summary/Abstract (max. 500

words) about Your Project/Program

04:30pmIndividual Consultation with Instructor

Day 2

08:30amWelcome & Recap

09:00amInteractive Exercise: Homework Assignment

10:30amBREAK!

10:30amBuilding Relationships with Grant Makers (What to do/what not to do!)

11:00amThe Body of Proposals: Main Components

-Identifying Need or Problem

-Understanding Importance of Goals and Objectives

12:00pmLUNCH!

01:00pmMain Components (continued) Shaping and Structuring a Quality Project Design; Methods and Activities

01:30pmSetting Up an Evaluation Design; Emphasizing Quality and Quantity Measures

02:30pmRelating Budget to Project/Program; Demonstrating Value

03:00pmBREAK

03:15pmDealing with Cover Letters/Attachments/Appendices/Supplementary Materials

03:30pmFinishing and Formatting a Proposal; Submitting Online, etc.

03:45pmAfter Submission, What Now?

04:00pmSystematizing Proposal Writing Process; Writing a Lucid, Persuasive Proposal: Tips and Strategies

04:30pmIndividual Consultation with Instructor

RECAP and WORKSHOP ADJOURNMENT