Grant Newswatch

Grant Writing 101

November 9, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Eastern Time, Live Streaming

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How well you respond to requests for proposals for grants can make or break your organization.

The focus of this introductory webinar is on researching and writing successful grant proposals for family foundations, private foundations, and government agencies. You will learn how to write grant applications and all reports and conduct prospect research on new opportunities that align with your organization's mission.

We will walk through the process from start to finish, including the following:

  • Prospect research: how to develop robust pipelines of foundation and government prospects
  • Data management: how to create effective tracking templates for managing grant opportunities
  • The application process: 
    - The basic elements of a proposal and Letter of Intent (LOI)
    - The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal
    - How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • Preparing budgets: how to develop dynamic budgets
  • How to best manage the process especially for small teams

Responding to requests for proposals for grants is becoming not just more competitive, but more professionalized, as the mechanisms for assessing grants are porting more of the standards and practices of the for-profit world to the not-for-profit realm.
This 75 minute seminar includes a Q&A and discussion of how you to best present your organization to key grantor organizations.


Bill Edelstein holds Advanced Degrees in Education and Not-for-Profit Development. His professional work has focused on Global Health, Education and Human Rights not-for-profit donor relations and fundraising. He is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.