(a bundle of 6 live webinars plus the subsequent recordings and materials for each)
July 17th, 2023
Read Between the Lines: How to Read a Request for Proposals
One key to grantseeking success is understanding exactly what funders are looking for and knowing how to tailor information to each specific funder’s format so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel for each application. During this TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will outline how to read an RFP and set up your responses to meet each grantmaker’s instructions.
July 31st, 2023
Building Credibility in Your Background Section
First impressions matter. That is why the background section of your grant proposal needs to immediately establish your organization’s credibility with a funder. During this session, Alice will demonstrate how you can use your background section to quickly show you’re an organization that gets things done.
August 14th, 2023
Writing a Compelling Statement of Need
Funders want to address real problems in their giving areas, which means your proposal must demonstrate why your program is necessary and important to your community. During this session, Alice will show you how to craft a compelling statement of need that highlights the importance of your project in your community.
August 28th, 2023
Crafting a Process and Outcome Evaluation
When writing proposals, you should clearly demonstrate the impact of your work. Providing the number of classes held or participants served is useful information, but it isn’t enough because funders want to know… “So what?” What difference will your program make? How will it change people’s lives? And how will you measure those changes? During this session, Alice will show you how to use outcomes and indicators so you can answer a funder’s “So what?” question confidently.
September 11th, 2023
Building an Approach That Gets Noticed
The approach section of your proposals should be aligned with the needs you previously identified, your proposed outcomes, your budget, and the funder’s requirements. With so many factors to consider, it’s easy to make mistakes and write an approach that has insufficient detail or is misaligned with other portions of your proposal. During this session, Alice will show you how to build an approach that inspires confidence in your program and shows it is well-planned, feasible, and builds on community assets.
September 25th, 2023
Developing Project Budgets That Make Sense
Even small errors and omissions in your budget or budget narrative can undermine the credibility of the proposal and reduce the chances of funding. Beyond that, your project budgets must demonstrate you can truly achieve your goals while keeping costs reasonable. During this session, Alice will show you how you can develop a project budget that makes sense: one that justifies all of your proposed costs and demonstrates you’ll be an effective steward of the grantmaker’s funds.
*All sessions begin at 2pm EST.