Introduction to Grant Writing

The ability to secure grants and other funding opportunities is critical to the success of organizations across many industries. With the right planning and processes, ideas can grow into successful programs, and projects can turn into organizations, but it all starts with an application or proposal. For to many, the process of writing grants or proposals is a daunting mystery. Missed opportunities and/or poorly executed proposals lead to continued frustration or rejection. In other cases, well-crafted proposals end up with the wrong “funder” and go nowhere.

In this three-part workshop series participants will:

  • develop an understanding of grants and other funding opportunities
  • develop applications and proposals that will meet the funding priorities and guidelines, thus increasing their chances of getting funded
  • develop a step-by-step approach to identifying and evaluating funding opportunities
  • prepare for, plan, and develop a proposal that is consistent with each funder’s goals
  • examine each component of the proposal
  • learn how to write and plan strategies that will help each proposal to be competitive

An interactive format will be used, and some optional assignments will be utilized to help reinforce the strategies covered. When possible, participants are encouraged to bring funding ideas or projects on which they are currently working, as some opportunity for feedback may be available.

Cost:  $149.00

Wednesdays, January 5-19, 2022


Your Instructor: Bill Caudill

bill caudillAs the Coordinator of the Steuben County Youth Bureau, Bill leads community assessment and planning initiatives to address the needs of youth across the county, collaborating with agency, school, and community partners to administer state and local funding. Bill has 25 years of experience in youth and adult education, non-profit and public administration, grant writing, and community development. His interests include building community collaborations to address identified needs.