Basic Proposal Writing

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Basic Proposal Writing

June 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:30 AM–3:30 PM  Squirrel Hill

This full-day workshop is for individuals who are new to grant seeking and proposal writing, or who want to refresh their skills.  The information is geared to the needs of small to medium-size agencies. Participants will learn about:

  • Getting ready for grants
  • Overview of the grant seeking process
  • Basic components of grant proposals
  • What to write in Letters of Inquiry and short proposals
  • Steps to develop a grant proposal from start to submission
  • Preparing online grant submissions
  • Tips to improve proposal success rates

The presenter will be Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., President of Heart Resources LLC, a grant specialty and technical writing business.  Katherine has 15 years of experience preparing successful grant proposals for programs, operations and capital projects funded by foundations, United Way and government.  She has presented grant seminars for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center for the past 9 years.  Katherine has earned the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential and was the first Approved Trainer by the Grant Professionals Association.  She is a federal grant reviewer with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Previously, she was a technical writer for a psychology consulting firm and a nonprofit manager, marketer and trainer for 15 years.  She is a Co-Coordinator of the Grants Café, a monthly free meetup group for grant writers and everyone with an interest in grants.  Katherine is also the author of GrantepreneurTM:Getting Started in a Grant Career and Business (Red Engine Press, 2016).

The fee to attend this program is $30 per person, which can be paid at the door with cash or checks made payable to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nonprofit Resource Center at 412.622.6277.

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Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill Branch
5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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