Proposal Writing and Grant Management

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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  • in person, online

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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About the course

Grants are central to a comprehensive fundraising plan, and so is grant management. Identify the right foundations, study their guidelines and write a compelling proposal – either on paper or online. Ensure that you manage the grant properly and conclude with a thorough report that can help your grant funding continue.

Agenda

PROPOSAL WRITING AND GRANT MANAGEMENT

You’ll learn how to manage the complete grant lifecycle, including:

  • Researching funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
  • Creating successful written and digital proposal packages
  • Tracking progress toward project goals
  • Stewarding the granting organization in the most meaningful ways
  • Reporting the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

Opening

  • Course Introduction and Objectives
  • TFRS Overview
  • Understanding the Funding Environment Today

Pre-Award Phase 1 Developing Fundable Projects

Pre Award Phase 2 Matching Funding Priorities with Grantmakers

Pre Award Phase 3 Creating successful proposals

  • Award Phase 3 Creating successful proposals
  • Developing the package
  • Defining the plan
  • Creating the story
  • Planning the work
  • Preparing for success
  • Communicating the impact

Adjourn

PROPOSAL WRITING AND GRANT MANAGEMENT Day 2

Review and Reflect

  • Pre Award Phase 4 Submitting the proposal

Award Phase: Accepting the Funding

Post Award Phase: Managing and stewarding the project

Action Plan

  • Develop an individualized checklist/plan to guide project creation, development, implementation, management, and evaluation, and feel better prepared for grant solicitation and management.

Final Reflections

Graduation

ADJOURN

ONLINE COURSE AGENDA

WEEK 1:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Creating a Specific Case for Project Support
  • Assignment: Discussing Your Project Need

WEEK 2:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Creating a Project Logic Model
  • Assignment: Discussing Timelines and Budgets

WEEK 3:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Evaluating Projects for Funding
  • Assignment: Discussing LOIs and Digital Proposals

WEEK 4:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Optional Assignment: Reporting the Results
  • Assignment: Discussing When Things Go Wrong
  • Final Assignment: Action Plan Outline

You’ll learn how to

  • Research funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
  • Create successful written and digital proposal packages
  • Track progress toward project goals
  • Steward the granting organization in the most meaningful ways
  • Report the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

What you’ll receive

  • An easy-to-use, comprehensive study guide for future reference
  • Resources for finding funding sources
  • A bibliography on proposal writing
  • Proposal and project content assessment forms
  • Project management and reporting tools and resources

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