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Grants Research and Writing

Introduction to Grants Research

This workshop introduces you to the world of Philanthropy and the wealth of opportunity for foundation grants. We will introduce you to the process of grants research, how to approach foundations, and most importantly how not to.  Learn how to tell your organization’s story for best effect and explore the best websites and databases critical to finding the right grantmaker for your organization.   A primary focus of the workshop is to highlight key resources (books, websites, and databases) that will be essential to getting a “yes” to your grant proposal.

Facilitator: Georganna Woods, with extensive experience assisting nonprofits with their grants research process

Course Information

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:00am to 12:00pm, one day, 3/14

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $45 + $5 materials fee

CRN: 307 Course Number: NPRF1000 Section: RWA


Introduction to Grant Writing for Beginners: The Basics

Learn the nuts and bolts of how to create a winning grant proposal!  We’ll look at the different types of grant proposals, the typical components of a proposal, and the steps in the process.  We’ll also talk about how you can make the process as efficient as possible—how to get the proposals out and still have time to provide services to the community!  This workshop is geared to those new to grant writing.

Facilitator:  Stefanie Muscat, founder and director of Bevara, with nearly twenty years’ experience managing and advising nonprofit organizations

Course Information

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00am, one day, 4/11

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $45 + $5 materials fee

CRN: 309 Course Number: NPRF1001 Section: RWA


Introduction to Grant Writing: Beyond the Basics

Do you have some experience in grant writing but would like to go to the next level?  Our facilitator will share their years of experience in both writing and reviewing grants.  In this workshop you’ll learn: how to plan your grant for maximum funding success; the secret language used by successful grant writers; how to think like a reviewer; simple ways to package your grant for maximum effect; grant writing “Dos and Don’ts” based upon sample grants that we love and grants that we can’t believe were submitted. The workshop will provide time for interaction with concrete examples and lively discussion.

Facilitator: Stefanie Muscat, (see above bio)

Course Information

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, one day, 5/9

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $45 + $5 materials fee

CRN: 310 Course Number: NPRF1002 Section: RWA


More Information

For more information about the specifics on these workshops, please contact Dianne Lahaye at dlahaye@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1222 or Diane Zold-Gross at dzoldgross@necc.mass.edu or 978-659-1221.

The Grant Resource Center provides free access to the Foundation Center Directory Online premier members-only database.  Call 978-738-7400 to make an appointment to use the GRC tools.