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Writing Successful Grant Proposals: Beginner

September 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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

This beginning-level workshop is targeted to those who want to gain or increase their knowledge in grant writing. The workshop will focus on gaining skills in the foundation and corporate grant writing, which is often the best grant sources for small nonprofit agencies. No is textbook is required, but participants should bring a laptop if possible.

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.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lincoln Hall on the UW Oshkosh campus. The address of Lincoln Hall is 608 Algoma Blvd; the parking lot is accessible from Algoma Boulevard.

The cost for this workshop is $299, including a certificate for 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs), continental breakfast and all workshop materials. Lunch is on your own.


Lincoln, room 10


Online and Continuing Education
(920) 424-1129
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