Basic Grant Writing

How can your organization write better grants and maximize the available funding?

While a grant may not be the answer to all of your problems, the ability to write a proposal that will result in funding is in high demand. In this hands-on session, participants will assess organizational readiness, review private versus public funding sources, learn the 10/60 rule, address the proposal fundamentals, and critique grants. This workshop provides practical help with the fundamentals of writing grant proposals and obtaining available funding.

Topics Addressed: grant writing, fundraising, communication

Level: Introductory course for new fundraisers

Who should attend?

  • New fundraising professionals.
  • Anyone who needs to learn the foundational skills of writing grants for his/her position

Method of Facilitation: very interactive, group work, hands on workshopping, discussion, presentations

This work will amplify the impact of nonprofits by helping participants:

  • Tell the story of their organization and make a convincing case for financial support.
  • Learn how to write compelling sections of a grant proposal.
  • Understand specific areas reviewers look for when evaluating grants
  • Learn why proposals fail and how to avoid common pitfalls.

CNM is an approved provider for CFRE International Continuing Education Program. Full participation in the Basic Grant Writing is applicable for up to six (6.00) continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Quotes from previous participants: "Dr.Turner turned this workshop from a seminar into a fun interactive learning experience and I feel more confident leaving the workshop than I did before. Thank you."

"Lots of information and great presentation."

Bernard Turner, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Belmont University
September 18, 2019; 12:00 PM to September 18, 2019; 5:00 PM
End Date
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
$130.00 for Members; $215.00 for nonmembers; $130.00 for students

Subject Area(s)
Series: CFRE Trainings
Center for Nonprofit Management
Other Details
Lunch Included


This workshop has already started and registrations are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in taking this course, please refer to the list below to find another time with the course will be offered.

This workshop is not currently offered at any other times.