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Getting Started with Government Funding: Writing the Proposal

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
$45.00 for individual session, $110 for both in series

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This session is the second in a 2-Part series on Getting Started with Government Funding. Register for both to save!

Organizations seeking to diversify their funding may see government grants as the ideal option. But where does an organization even begin with government funding? Is it the right funding option for your organization? How is applying for federal funding different than applying for foundation funding? And is your organization ready to manage a government grant if you receive one?

Learn what you need to know about government funding before you apply, and hear an expert grant reviewer’s advice on what government agencies are looking for in your proposal.

Session 2: Writing the Proposal 

This session will show you what government agencies are looking for in your proposal, especially in program design and evaluation. Even if you’re a seasoned foundation fundraiser, this course will strengthen your skills in order to write competitive proposals for government grants.


  • Identify next steps in applying for government funding
  • Learn techniques to effectively research prospective funding sources and evaluate your compatibility with a Request for Applications
  • Learn how to report your findings to your Executive Director and board
  • Walk away with a readiness self-assessment checklist

Intended audience:

  • Executive Directors
  • Development Staff
  • Grants Professionals
  • Small to large organizations interested in starting a government grants program in their organization

Instructor Cheryl L. Kester:

Cheryl Kester (CRFE), is Principal of The Kester Group and co-author of Writing to Win Federal Grants: A Must-Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox and its companion workbook (forthcoming). She has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and has been a grants professional since 1999. Today, her firm specializes in winning federal grants and serving as an external evaluator. Since 1999, Cheryl has helped secure more than $96 million in funding from grants and contracts. An engaging speaker, she serves as a plenary speaker, teaches workshops on all aspects of grantseeking, and presents at conferences. She also serves as a grant reviewer for private and federal funders.

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