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Grant Writing

One of the activities by which nonprofit organizations raise funds is grant writing, which involves creating a written request to receive grant funding from a philanthropic organization. The benefits of learning a grant writing skill is to increase or add to your competencies as an employee or volunteer for nonprofit organizations, religious entities and educational institutions to help a cause of your choice secure funding for its programs.

Our one-day Grant Writing workshops meet from 9-4 and are designed to provide you with core competencies in research and planning, persuasive writing, organization and the all-important follow up. Workshops are held at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington St, Room 329. Free parking at the RI Convention Center.


Robert Cipriano
The cost for each workshop is $99. Register for both $179.

Grant Writing I: The Basics
Focus will be on how to search for data & resources both public and private, isolating objectives, planning content of response, writing & packaging a proposal (scope, critical elements, specifications, budgets), creating an effective summary and statement of need, submitting the proposal and following up.

Wednesday: February 21, 2018 

Grant Writing II: Writing the Grant
If you have never written a grant before, we strongly recommend that you take our Grant Writing I workshop first. This workshop will work with you as you are writing your grant. You will receive direction, instruction, encouragement and feedback as you construct a comprehensive, well-written grant. Required: you must be ready to write! Come in with a specific project, including what you want to do with your grant money, and what materials you will need to do it.

Wednesday: March 21, 2018


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