The Step-by-Step Guide for the Grantseeker

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 09:00 am to 03:00 pmLocation: N/A - online


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Novice grant seekers will be walked through the progressive steps of the grant process, including proposal planning, research tools, writing, the submission process and the funder-grantee relationship. Discussion will include defining funding needs, understanding the differences between different types of grants, conducting funding research, writing a solid proposal, and approaching different types of funders.

Emphasis will be on determining which grant opportunities best match your organization’s programs so that you can focus your energy on preparing clear and compelling proposals that are most likely to succeed. Get tips on how to make your request stand out among multiple submissions to reviewers who may have little familiarity with your organization, ensuring that your proposal tells a persuasive story, while sharing all the information the funder needs to assess it. As you hone your grantsmanship skills, you’ll get valuable resources that will aid you in maximizing this potentially powerful stream in your fundraising mix.

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Executive directors, development staff (especially those new to the field), program staff, board members Certificate Programs: Fundraising

Event Location

Date: October 27th, 2021


Member $139
Non-Member $169


  • Allison Trimarco

    Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, a consulting firm that collaborates with nonprofits to solve management challenges, inspire people to participate and enhance an organization’s ability to carry out its mission.  Her practice focuses on strategic planning fundraising and board development projects. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including performing arts groups, libraries and public television.  She earned her MA in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and her BA in Theatre at Smith College.



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