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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:

  • This course is also offered in Spanish.
  • During the next few months, some upcoming dates listed below will present previous versions of Proposal Writing Basics, which also will remain available on GrantSpace as recorded webinars. The contents between the new and old versions are very similar, but their presentation will be different. Please tell us what you think of the new course in the Comments area below!
  • For more on proposal budgets, see our free class, Proposal Budgeting Basics.


Online Classes

Introduction to Proposal Writing Webinar

Recorded Webinar

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.


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»