Introduction to Grants and Grant Writing


November 14 (6:00-8:00pm), via Zoom


From developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides an outline to use to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will learn to develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal. They will also learn to create meaningful content for full proposals, letters of intent/inquiry, and online grant applications as well a post-award reporting.

The intended topics covered in this webinar are as follows:


  • Grants as part of the fundraising plan
  • Preparing the proposal idea including SMART goals and objectives
  • Outline for full grant proposals and letters of intent/inquiry
  • Examining reasons for proposal rejection
  • Exploring rules of grant management

This webinar provides learning opportunities for novice and intermediate (2 to 3 years) grant seekers.


Diane Gedeon-Martin, President of The Write Source, is a national grant consultant and popular instructor in the area of grant seeking for nonprofit organizations. Prior to entering the nonprofit sector, she spent 15 years in corporate marketing with Fortune 500 companies. Diane started The Write Source in 1993 and today her firm boasts a roster of nearly 300 clients in 27 states and Washington, DC.


Clients of The Write Source include medium to large nonprofits throughout the U.S. including national and regional human service organizations, higher education, hospitals and healthcare systems, as well as prominent performing arts groups, museums, and cultural centers. Her clients achieve their goals through grant proposals she prepares to foundations, corporations, and government agencies ranging from $5,000 to upwards of $5.0 million. In fact, she specializes in government grants. Visit her website at www.write-source.com for more information.

Diane is an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Certified Master Trainer conducting workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. For 14 years, she was an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she not only taught Preparing Successful Grant Proposals but also co-authored the curriculum for the course.