This proposal writing course teaches participants how to plan and write a proposal that wins business. It explains the most efficient process to plan and organize a proposal. It also explains how to hone language and tone to make your product or solution compelling to the client.
This is a practicum course. During the course, you will plan and write an actual work proposal with instructor review and guidance of incremental steps. The course also includes a final coaching session to review your final proposal and ensure future proposals are strong.
The course provides an understanding of and practice in grant proposal writing for non-profits, foundations, and government agencies. The course is designed for both novice and experienced grant-seekers, it is a comprehensive, hands-on training that covers researching funding sources and writing award winning proposals. Other topics covered include: defining objectives, researching and getting to know the donor; how to develop a logic model; preparing budgets; and how to follow up with the donor. Further, the course will teach you how to use a standard proposal writing format, the most widely used in the world. During the course participants will search out funding sources and you will develop a proposal for your own organization or agency. Participants will leave this course with new skills and the ability to apply those skills to the needs of their own organization and community.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to describe and understand the basic guidelines for grant proposal writing success, why proposals are rejected, and the building blocks of a grant proposal, which include planning, writing, and submitting a proposal.
Participants will be able to write effective grant proposals that stand a strong chance of receiving a positive response from funders. Participants will also be introduced to specialized agencies concerned with bridging the gap between funder’s and grantees.
This course is aimed at staff of non-profit organizations, development workers, government officials, researchers, consultants and knowledge workers in universities, institutes, government agencies, and corporate organizations, UN agency staff and policy planners who want to learn how to write effective grant proposals.