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Mayor’ Office of Partnerships& Grant Services (OPGS) Summer 2014 Intensive 8-week Grant Proposal Writing Course

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One Judiciary Square

The Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS) has partnered with The Magi Group, LLC to offer a proposal writing course for District of Columbia  Nonprofit Executive Directors, Program Officers, and Board of Directors.   Participating organizations must have programs that have been operating for at least one year.  (Site visits will be conducted to all programs before final selections are made).  Consultants and contractual staff working for nonprofits are not eligible.  This course is designed for both the novice and the experienced individual.  This intensive 8-week course combines expert instruction, with practical exercises to take you through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals.  Using common grant development formats, this course will proceed 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 develop work plans and staffing plans that work
  • How to avoid the common pitfalls of proposal writing
  • How to prove that your programs and services will work

Writing techniques will also be discussed to help make your grant-writing process smarter and faster.  The instructor will present valuable content information; then each week while you work on your own project, he will provide consultation and support to help you refine your own proposal. You will also learn how proposals are reviewed and it is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptops.   In addition you will be required to bring a Request for Proposal (RFP) or grant proposal application with you to work on during class.  Homework will be given and must be completed to remain in the course.  All grants must be completed by the end of the 8th week, ready to submit to a funder.  Classes will be held Monday nights from 6pm-8pm at One Judiciary Square.  Classes will begin July 7, 2014 and will conclude August 25, 2014. 


  • July 7
  • July 14
  • July 21
  • July 28
  • August 4
  • August 11
  • August 18
  • August 25

The class is limited and participants will be accepted via registration on a competitive basis. Class fees will be covered by a scholarship, so it is important that all participants commit to attend all sessions.  You must download and complete a registration form (below) and submit it by 4 p.m. June 20 to Pat Henry at [email protected] .  Participants will be notified by June 27.  For more information contact Pat Henry at [email protected].


Pat Henry
(202) 727-8900