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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.

Thank you for your interest. The application period has ended.

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.
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