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Writing Successful Grant Proposals: A Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Have you always wanted to write grant proposals, but are not sure what it takes to be successful, are overwhelmed by the idea, or lack understanding of the key components of grant proposals and how to write them successfully? If so, this workshop is for you. The four-hour virtual workshop will result in participants gaining skills for artfully crafting a competitive grant proposal.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is targeted to the those who want to gain or increase their knowledge in grant writing. No is textbook is required, but participants should have access to a laptop.

Program Description

Workshop participants will receive introductory-level instruction through this interactive workshop within the following:

  • Understanding the difference in foundation, corporate, state, and federal grant proposals and the time commitment of planning and writing each.
  • Understanding and aligning each component of a successful grant proposal – Need, Program Description, Evaluation, and Budget.
  • Researching and writing the Need section to the best advantage possible – an important foundation for the entire grant proposal.
  • Writing the program description of the proposal in language that appeals to funders.
  • Understanding and writing the evaluation section, including writing objectives that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-oriented (S.M.A.R.T).
  • Developing a budget and budget narrative that helps tell the story.

Participants will also:

  • Gain insightful tips and techniques that can make proposals stand out.
  • Have the opportunity to serve as grant reviewers as well as grant writers, gaining valuable insight and experience.
  • Leave with printed resources that can assist with future grant writing efforts.

Presenter: Rena Beyer, president of Grant Specialist U.S.A., Inc. 

Beyer has been in the grant field for over 24 years and has worked with numerous clients, including school districts, health agencies, state departments, municipalities, small nonprofit agencies, and for-profit businesses. She has secured over $50,000,000 in highly competitive federal, state, and foundation grants. Beyer has worked in many areas of the grant field, including grant administrator; director of grant-funded projects; trainer, federal grant evaluator, state liaison for the national Grant Professionals Association; and grant reviewer for numerous state and federal departments. Beyer has addressed audiences of up to 500 on grant-related topics at the state, national, and international level and has written articles published nationally on topics of grant writing and grant evaluation.


The workshop will be held virtually via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Program Fee and Registration

The cost for this workshop is $159, including a certificate for 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs). The program will break for a one-hour lunch.