It’s pretty clear from the President’s recent State of the Nation address. Our country is broke and he’s looking to us for help.
We who work in private foundations, in NGOs, or in a private capacity with causes to support must renew our efforts to lift our country out of the crisis it’s in. There is funding from international agencies that can start, boost, and sustain our work. They range from environmental projects, education, child welfare, human rights, health, agriculture, international studies, technology hardware and more. Every year more foundations are created with even more grants to give. Yet we do not know how to find them and send a proposal.
I’ll help you to research and find the funders employing Google and to research a host of helpful websites. We’ll do an actual writing exercise focusing on a major foundation, (Gates Foundation) reviewing its guidelines, its possible fit to your work, its giving amounts and application schedules.
After demystifying the intricacies of a grant application, I’ll teach you to write good narrative about your organization and the work you do. Today’s foundations want to read unique solutions to age-old problems in succinct yet persuasive points. They want to hear anecdotes from your beneficiaries coupled with documented evidence making the proposal shine. And they want a structured, well-written and succinct proposal.
As a professional fundraiser for the past 30 years raising funds for Greenpeace, Oxfam and the American Cancer Society, I’ve written my fair share of proposals and I’ve gathered all that’s worked for me to share with you. Having worked in international foundations I know what they are looking for to fund. Most importantly, I’ve taught my participants to develop the confidence in writing a winning proposal.
The scope of the workshop covers areas such as: Origins of Philanthropy, Funding Trends, Finding Funders, Do’s and Don’ts of Grant Writing, Elements of a Grant Proposal, Persuasive Writing Points, Successful Proposal Samples, A Writing Exercise, and Adding Story-Telling to a Proposal.
Every attendee gets a cd of all my successful grant proposals with more tips, guidelines, and links to resources available. A no-cost bonus: When you finally write that proposal employing what you’ve learned, I’ll be happy to read and comment before you send it.
My workshops start at 9:30 am promptly and end by 5:00 pm. An hour lunch-break is on your own. Bring your laptops and a sweater since the Library can get coldish.
Dates and Fee: August 16, 23, or Sept 1, 2010. PhP 3,500
Address: Ortigas Library, 2nd flr., Ortigas Bldg, corner Meralco and Ortigas Ave. Pasig City
Reservations necessary: 0926 729 9029 or firstname.lastname@example.org