Proposal Writing Bootcamp

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:00am - Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

This three-day course focuses on essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with key components of a competitive grant proposal and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. The bootcamp includes a variety of individual writing time, small group discussions and activities, peer review, and large group lecture.

Day 1: Develop the need statement and get peer feedback on your writing; overview on using a logic model framework to craft the project description and program evaluation; introduction and review of the letter of inquiry.

Day 2: Gain familiarity and practice with components of a full proposal and letter of inquiry and draft, and submit a 1-page letter of inquiry for Day 3’s peer-review exercise; proposal packaging and online applications; mission-money matrix framework to prioritize fundraising in your organization and develop a project budget.

Day 3: How to research, approach and cultivate relationships with funders; engage in a live expert and peer-review of your submitted letter of inquiry; closing exercise and evaluation.

This course qualifies for 18 CFRE Education Credits.

Event Cost/Fee: 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
310 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States
Event Contact: 
Foundation Center