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Introduction to Grant Writing: Anatomy of the Grant Proposal

September 8th, 2016
2:00PM to 5:00PM
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Competition for grants is fierce and yet, multi-billion dollars are disbursed by foundations each year!   Are you attracting funding?  If not, why not?  Evaluate your organization’s grant-readiness and maximize the elements of the grantwriting process.  Your grant-writing success involves advance planning and preparation. Are you looking for general operating grants or funds for program support?  Invest the time in the research and planning phase and be sure to use the attributes of your mission, vision, and core values as leverage to your casemaking. Understanding the grantmaker's goals and objectives specified in their guidelines will be helpful to your concise and persuasive writing efforts.  This workshop will teach you how to organize, write, package, and submit a powerful proposal to the funder; on time, and with attention to the detail. Come and learn the tips and tricks for building an effective funder relationship with your local, regional, and national foundations, and give your organization the advantage of an “Insider.”  Join us in an exciting workshop that dissects the anatomy of the grant proposal.  A grasp of how to develop a well-written proposal follows the basic steps outlined in this course. We will finish with a writing exercise – DRAFT of an Executive Summary, to set the stage for developing your full proposal.

Ms. Adjoa Acquaah-Harrison is a strategic planning executive in international development and philanthropy. She launched her Development career at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and brings over 25 years of experience from small to large nonprofit organizations in the U.S.  She has expertise in development prospect research, donor cultivation and solicitation, evaluation, reporting and donor stewardship. Adjoa worked on an HIV/AIDS, TB & malaria project for Friends Africa, Lagos and currently teaches nonprofit management and fundraising courses at the Brookline and Cambridge Centers for Adult Education.  As a global citizen, Adjoa draws from a mosaic of multi-disciplinary experiences ranging from corporate, legal, and healthcare. Her approach to sustainable development emphasizes the role of the donor as social investor, and her philosophy about fundraising focuses on building strong and lasting donor relationship, using the platinum rule.

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