Introduction to Proposal Writing (Chicago)

Friday, February 1, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm CST
Forefront Large Conference Room
208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535
This event is open to: 

Operating Nonprofit members of Forefront and the general public.

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This introductory workshop prepares participants to successfully develop, write, and submit grant proposals to foundations and corporations. Through detailed instruction, small group exercises, and peer review, you’ll learn how to craft a proposal that bridges the gap between your organization’s work and the goals of potential funders. You’ll also have a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of grantmakers.

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand context for fundraising and grantwriting
  • Understand what funders look for in projects and proposals
  • Write and present an effective needs statement and program plan
  • Identify and craft the elements of a strong proposal
  • Prioritize funder cultivation and stewardship in building lasting relationships


This workshop is ideal for nonprofit professionals who are newer to fundraising and are responsible for securing grant funding.

Full participation in Introduction to Proposal Writing is applicable for 6.5 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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