How to Write a Grant Proposal

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Learn how to write proposals to request grants from funders. This workshop will cover how to research prospective funders, the elements of a good proposal, and how to approach funders. Proposal writing is a practical skill that applied to those who work or volunteer for non-profit organizations and can be a good source of freelance writing income. Please come to class with a non-profit or project in mind to use as the focus of your research and proposal. This class meets on Zoom for the first and third sessions, and online via email for the second class.

LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Cara Seitchek

Cara Seitchek has written grant proposals for local, state, and national nonprofit organizations. She has also evaluated proposals for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History program, American Association of Museums, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She has an M.A. in writing from The Johns Hopkins University.

Teaching Style: The class is a combination of lecture and workshopping of drafts. Content can include broader questions about non-profit organizations as well as specific questions about fund raising and proposals.


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