Learn how to write a winning grant proposal + get your proposal reviewed by an expert
Step-by-step interactive grant proposal writing training on how to write winning grant proposals and improve your chances of funding success. At the end of the training, you can submit your proposals to the grant expert for assessment and review before you submit it to the donors.
Dates: 21 and 22 September 2019
Where: Attend from anywhere through a Live Online Classroom
Start time: 09:30 – 17:00 (CET Paris Time)
Agenda: Grant Proposal Writing
“Penny is a wonderful instructor who has gone out of her way to help our small Foundation. The online training itself was insightful as Penny openly shared many of her experiences and guidance. The highlight however, was the post-training support. Our Foundation was working within a tight deadline to complete and submit a deadline two weeks after the training. Penny was receptive of all the questions we asked her, and promptly reviewed our draft application, providing meaningful comments that definitely enhanced the quality of our work.” Joyce Chan, Sophia Akash Foundation, February 2019 participant
“It was very well organised, many exercises to try out the information just provided. It included all steps of a full proposal development and submission. The Trainer included many different donor Templates and checked on all participants to contribute to the training. Perfect!” – Marisa, Solider Suisse, May 2019 Participant
“The Maximpact Grant Writing Course was thorough and specific. Penny did a great job of going through each aspect of a strong application. Her follow-up support and detailed comments after the course were equally as helpful. I know that this will really help our social enterprise in its fundraising efforts.” ” – Isabella, February 2019 participant
“The training was very helpful to write grant proposal. bringing lots of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies, learning from experience and being fully practice-oriented. Well-balanced composition of participants, which contributed to interesting and focused discussions and exchanges.” – Alon, February 2019 participant
“Penny was a perceptive and attentive instructor. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and gave helpful suggestions. I also appreciate that she remembered to circle back to any questions that might have been posed on Day 1, creating associations between various parts of the proposal writing process.” – Nicole Hashem, UNRWA
What will you learn
Through this Grant Proposal Training Course you will learn 8 essential skills:
- Understand what type of donors will be interested in your project and how to approach them in a professional manner.
- Learn how proposal evaluators will read your proposal and how to address donors’ requirements and expectations.
- Define the strategies and appropriate methodology for development of your grant proposal and apply the suitable proposal style.
- Learn how to use a logical framework to structure your proposal and how to build an evaluation plan.
- Learn how to create a project needs analysis and adequate solution within your project idea.
- Find out how to incorporate a cost analysis properly and master the art of preparing accurate and realistic budgets.
- Improve your writing skills and learn how to proofread and edit effectively.
- Learn how to assemble a proposal package for submission and how to manage post-award or rejection communication with funders.
Who will benefit?
- For those who work in nonprofit, civil society, community-based organisations
- Social enterprises
- Programme and project managers who are involved in grant proposal writing
- For those who work or wish to obtain skills in grant proposal writing
How does the online aspect work?
This accelerated grant proposal writing training is delivered to you through an online learning webinar.
The training is designed to equip you with practical skills through a learning by doing approach. This is done through case studies, practical exercises and in-class discussions. You will receive various templates that you will be able to use immediately in your grant proposal writing.
Upon the completion of the training course, you will have access to our post-training support, where you will be able to send your grant proposal to the trainer for review and feedback.
Time: The training course begins at 9am CET time (Paris time)
Agenda: Grant Proposal Writing
Once you register you will receive a confirmation email and 24h before the training date, you will receive the link to the classroom with all the necessary materials.
The training is delivered by an expert in European and International Politics. Penny has been working with nonprofit, community-based and civil society organisations in international development projects and programmes. She has been providing training, including grant proposal writing training, and technical assistance in EC funded projects over the last 16 years,
Her professional experience covers implementation and management of technical assistance projects for major international donors (EU, World Bank, UNDP), with a solid track record as a grant expert, collaborating with donors and program directors to pair program needs with appropriate funding sources, overseeing grant proposal writing, contracts, and award phases of grants and endowments and managing projects’ spending, reports and invoicing.
She has been providing technical assistance to programme initiators in the development and launching of grant schemes by preparing calls for proposals and guidelines for applicants in different sectors including regional development, social inclusion, economic competitiveness and energy efficiency.
Penny has served as grant reviewer in a number of donor funded projects undertaking appraisal of project proposals as part of a competitive application process, and providing selection and funding recommendations, as well as constructive feedback to all successful and unsuccessful applicants.
Since 2002, Penny has been providing training, coaching and mentoring to potential grant applicants and grant holders on all aspects of grant proposal development and application preparation and grant contracts’ implementation and monitoring, ensuring that funds are spent-down efficiently and in-line with contractual terms and agreements. Part of her assignments also includes her functioning as a chief liaison between grant operators and donors, negotiating contracts and facilitating operations.