by Cheryl A. Clarke, JD and Susan Fox, CFRE
What are the top ten flaws that grantmakers cite as their “pet
peeves” when reviewing funding requests?
Can you identify
the major problem areas that spell disaster for your grant success
This "grantwriting how-to" seminar will answer these key
questions and provide you with helpful hints for writing persuasive
data and comments gathered from a recent survey of North American
grantmakers for their new book, Grant Proposal Makeover:
Transform Your Request from No to Yes, the presenters will share
proven techniques for transforming “ugly duckling” proposals
Who Should Attend: Staff, Board Members and Volunteers
-- anyone who writes grants (or reviews grant proposals before
they are submitted).
What You Will Learn :
- The 10 most common flaws found in proposals according
to the funders.
- Practical techniques for correcting these flaws and transforming
proposals into those that will have the best chance of securing
your needed funding.
- Improved ability to write stronger, more persuasive
proposals and to knowledgeably edit proposals written by others.
You Will Get:
- A handy list of 10 common proposal flaws and practical tips
for how to fix them.
- Helpful handouts with examples of “before” and “after” proposals.
for writing and editing proposals.
"The grant seminar was an excellent overview of the pitfalls that
many grant writers sucum to. I was impressed with the seminar being
built around the perspective of the Grantmakers. Often we write
without thinking about our audience, this seminar gave good teniques
to use in order to be more persuasive to those reading the proposal."
"The information in the [grants] seminar was very helpful.
Is is nice to see things through the funder's eyes. When you have
a strong mission, you really want to portray it in the best light.
This was very helpful."
[I discovered] "a few important new 'rules' that I will incorporate
into my process for writing grants."
Chronic Disease Fund
LCMS World Mission
Cheryl A. Clarke is a fundraising
consultant, trainer, author and "recovering lawyer."
wrote Storytelling for Grantseekers: The Guide to Creative
Nonprofit Fundraising (Jossey Bass, 2001).
works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations,
primarily in California. She
also regularly teaches workshops in fundraising techniques
and grantwriting both locally and nationally. She is a featured
trainer at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, and has
co-moderated the highly regarded 'Reality
Grantmaking'. Clarke was a presenter
at the 2006 and 2007 AFP International Conferences
and the 2006 American Association of Grant Professionals
Conference. More . . .
Susan Fox has worked as an independent
fundraising consultant to non-profit organizations
since 1980 and has held the designation of Certified
Fund Raising Executive since 1995. She specializes
in providing training for clients in major gifts,
annual fund, capital and planned giving campaigns.
She also provides services in grantwriting, appeal
letter writing and general fundraising strategies.
Recent clients include healthcare and sevice organizations.
Based in San Francisco, Susan frequently leads workshops on fundraising
throughout the United States and Mexico and has been an instructor
at UC Berkeley Extension, the University of San Francisco and the
University of Montana. She is a regular instructor at CompassPoint
Nonprofit Services and co-authored the curriculum for CompassPoint’s
two-day course on "Writing Successful Grant Proposals."
More . . .