04/27/18 Spark the Fire - Proposal Writing Part Two (Spokane)
- Event posted by Spark the Fire Grantwriting
3410 West Fort George Wright Drive
Now that you know the basics, we'll spend the day writing the proposal, researching information, and sharing ideas. The result is a well-written, strategic proposal that will knock their socks off. Are you ready for a hands-on day of writing? This workshop focuses on writing a winning grant proposal.
Cost of the workshop is $95 per person when you register at least two weeks prior to the class. After that it is $115. Registration includes a comprehensive workbook, collection of digital templates, coffee & tea bar.
• Critically evaluate guidelines and requests for proposals to determine best fit and timing.
• Prepare to target your proposal to be handcrafted and tailored specifically for a given grantmaker.
• Understand the "Three C's" of good writing: clear, concise, and • Develop clear assumptions and reasoned-based outcomes necessary for success, including the project's long term sustainability.
• Identify the appropriate balance between statistical data, evidence-based research, and anecdotal evidence to tell your organization's story.
• Develop evaluation tools and logic model framework for your program to better demonstrate results.
• Review samples of evaluation rubrics used by grantmakers to score your proposal.
QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
"This class was an incredible experience. I was able to spend the day focused on writing my grant proposal, learning from others, and refining my strategy."
"Allison was able to answer each question with practical knowledge and great suggestions."
"Open, honest, and sincere information shared. It’s clear that Allison has a history, passion, and dedication for grantwriting."
"She was indeed excellent. Never got ruffled or stumped (and that is exceptional) and controlled the group well in terms of getting some to wait their turn when they interrupted, though usually they didn’t mean to, but, nevertheless, she managed the situations deftly."
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Allison Shirk has more than twenty years' experience writing grants and over ten years' experience as a freelance grantwriter. She has taught over fifty grantwriting classes to hundreds of non-profit professionals in the last four years. Allison has secured millions of dollars in grants from foundations, corporations, and government sources for the community. Allison is an Approved Specialist in the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory.
Who should attend
This class is aimed at those who have taken Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting, Part One or who have intermediate-level experience writing grants. Students should be prepared to write a grant proposal by having a grant project in mind and having materials available to reference regarding their organization and project.
Please register online prior to the start of class. If you need to register by phone or email for any reason, please contact email@example.com. Register at least two weeks prior to class to receive the early bird discount.