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Training Course

Introduction to Proposal Writing (formerly Proposal Writing Basics)

Self-Paced eLearning
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.

Introduction to Proposal Writing Online

Self-Paced eLearning

This online course is self-paced and includes video, graphics, and interactive quizzes. Compatible with updated versions of all browsers and mobile-friendly!


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»