DSNE Educational Seminar - Foundations for Grantseekers: The Building Blocks of a Successful Grants Program

Foundations for Grantseekers:

The Building Blocks of a Successful Grants Program

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009  9:00am – 4:00pm



This Do’s & Don’ts of seeking grants covers the secrets of strong proposals, common mistakes that you can avoid, and how to qualify and build a relationship with a foundation.


Are you a novice grantwriter, multi-functional development officer, or program staff member who is also charged with writing grants?  Don’t waste time writing proposals until you learn what really works.  Covering best practices and key elements of successful grants, this session includes researching and approaching funders, crafting the all important executive summary, how to evaluate your program, the latest trends and challenges in grantmaking and much more. In the class we’ll work on real proposal concepts that you bring with you. Each participant will leave knowing the critical pieces of a successful proposal, and with reference materials and a checklist to guide you in preparing your own successful grant proposals.


Benefits of Participating:

  • Determine what you need to know to get started.
  • Identify the key elements of grant proposals.
  • Gain practical strategies for improving writtengrant proposals.
  • Highlight the best practices to get a yes to yournext grant proposals.



Specializing in proposal development, Mary Harris has spent her career creating strong development and marketing communications that make an impact. She has secured millions of dollars in grants and contracts for large and small organizations in the arts, humanities, science and human services sectors. Mary has also worked with grant-making agencies and has an inside perspective on what makes a proposal really stand out.

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