Feinstein Providence Campus

College of Continuing Education

Professional Development

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.

Instructor: 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.

Thursday: July 23, 2015
Friday: August 7, 2015
Wednesday: September 9, 2015
Tuesday: November 17, 2015

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.

Friday: August 14, 2015
Tuesday: September 22, 2015
Tuesday: December 1, 2015


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