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Training Course

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Free
In-person
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 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:

The live or recorded webinar version of this course qualifies for 1.5 CFRE Education Credits.

Looking for sample proposals?

Our Sample Documents gallery has samples of actual winning proposals recommended by grantmakers.

 

Online Classes

Introduction to Proposal Writing Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

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
Free

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

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Proposal Writing Bootcamp
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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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