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Extensive 8 Week Proposal Writing Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Extensive 8 Week Proposal Writing Course

The Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS) partnered with The Magi Group, LLC and offered a proposal writing course for District Non profit Executives and Developemnt Staff.  Designed for both the novice and the experienced individual, this intensive 8-week course combined expert instruction, with practical exercises,  taking you step-by-step through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals.  Using common grant development formats, the course  proceeded step-by-step through the development of a proposal with emphasis on the following:

  • How to assess the capacity and funding attractiveness of your organization
  • How to develop relationships with funders
  • How to develop a compelling statement of need
  • How to design evidence-based programs and create a clear logic model
  • How to make work plans work for you
  • How to avoid the common pitfalls of proposal writing
  • How to prove that your programs and services will work

Also discussed were writing techniques to help make your grant-writing process smarter and faster.  The instructor presented valuable content information; then while you worked on your own project, he provided consultation and support helping you to refine your own proposals. You also learned how proposals are reviewed. Participants currently developing a grant were encouraged to bring them to work on during the class. 

If you have any question about upcoming workshops, please contact Pat Henry at pat.henry@dc.gov.