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Training Course

Introduction to Proposal Writing (formerly Proposal Writing Basics)

Live Webinar
Recorded Webinar
60-90 minutes

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!

This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline (in-person classes only)

Please Note:


Online Classes

Introduction to Proposal Writing Webinar

Recorded Webinar

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.


Training Event Calendar

Proposal Writing Bootcamp

Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process, including how to craft a well-organized budget and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

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In-Person Training

Attend in-person grantseeker training courses that combine the Foundation Center’s expert advice on grantseeking strategies with writing and research activities that put theory into practice. Learn more and sign up»