Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM CDT
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:25 PM CDT

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University of Texas Regional Foundation Library 
1009 E 11th St
Texas Music Museum Building
Austin, TX 78702

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Karen H. Knox 
NonProfit Solutions Consultants 



Words Into Dollars! A Grant Writing Workshop 

We have put together a two-day workshop for everyone interested in the art of grant writing. The information is applicable to board members, executive directors, development directors, and anyone interested in learning how grants work. You will hear about the landscape of philanthropy, learn how to find funders, how to write a compelling cover letter, and how to structure your proposal for submission. This workshop is taught other places for $1,000 or more. We realize that the cost of a workshop, added to travel expenses, is sometimes unaffordable to nonprofits. For that reason, we are offering our workshop for $300. 

This two-day workshop is designed to help you find your best funders and write successful proposals. Day one features “Grantsmanship 101: Developing Strategies for Successful Proposals” and "Quest for the Best: How To Find Your Best Potential Funders and Write to Them." On day two, “The Write Stuff: Preparing Your Grant Proposal,” will focus on strategies for approaching your donor prospects and drafting a powerful cover letter for your project with the support and guidance of the presenters. You will also begin to develop an outline for an executive summary and a basic narrative.Our two-day Workshop will help you Develop Strategies for Successful Proposals, find your Best Potential Funders, and Prepare your Grant Proposal. You will leave with a cover letter draft, the basics for an executive summary and proposal narrative, the tools for developing a formal proposal for your project, and a list of potential funders.