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Training Opportunities

Scholarships Available for Full-day Training Seminar
Proposal Writing Workshop - Thursday, October 30

Representatives from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with a budget under $1,000,000 are invited to apply for a full scholarship to attend the Foundation Center's Proposal Writing Workshop, Thursday, October 30 from 9:00am–4:00pm.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participant must be officially attached to a nonprofit organization
  • Organization must have 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or a fiscal agent
  • The total organizational operating budget must be under $1,000,000
  • Organization must be based in and serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
  • Participants must be available for a full-day training from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Thursday, October 30
  • Only one application per organization
  • A project outline will be sent to participants prior to attending the class so they can come prepared with information about their projects.

This class is designed to give grantseekers hands-on proposal writing experience. Using group exercises, case studies, and the participant's own proposal outline, the Proposal Writing Workshop will help participants understand the components of a competitive grant proposal, discover what grantmakers consider "red flags," and learn how to cultivate potential institutional donors.

Topics Include

  • The grantseeking process, including the impact of technology
  • Components of a competitive grant proposal
  • The grantmaker's process and criteria for funding decisions

This course will take place at the Foundation Center-DC, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd floor, Washington DC, 20006.

Selection Criteria

  • Organizations must meet the eligibility requirements listed above.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on the number of spaces available.
  • Preference will be given to those that articulate clearly the desired outcomes course attendance will have on the development work of their organization.

Scholarship Amount

Scholarships are for $295, applicable to the seminar listed above.

Scholarship Application

To apply, please submit the application below.

Funding for this program is made possible through the generous support of the Combined Federal Campaign and the Freddie Mac Foundation.


Your Title:

Organization Name:

Organization's Street Address:



Zip Code:

Contact Telephone:


Organization web site:

Organization EIN:

Organization's annual operating budget:

How many years of development/fundraising experience have you had?

What is the primary focus of the organization?

Please provide information on your organization's background, history, and mission (400-word limit):

Please describe the expected outcomes course attendance will have on the development work of the organization (400-word limit):
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