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Christie Lawrence

Christie Lawrence

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Understanding RFPs and Grant Opportunities (Where to Find the Money)

Principle & Standard

4. Fundraising

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Course Description

Does your organization need grant money, but you are not sure how to find opportunities to apply for or how to go about preparing a winning proposal? This training is for anyone involved in grant writing or project proposals because it will help you understand the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, how to determine if you should apply, provide tips for developing a winning proposal, and identify common proposal writing mistakes. You will also learn some strategies for developing relationships with potential funders and get a list of sites where you can look for grant opportunities.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to...

  • list three (3) key factors to review in an RFP before deciding to apply.
  • state the four (4) most important segments of a proposal.
  • explain two (2) circumstances when grants are NOT the best solution.
  • list three (3) places to look for grant opportunities.