Creating Winning Proposals

Outline:

Lesson 1: Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Lesson 2: Sources of Funding

To begin the course, participants will identify trends in the funding environment, types of funders and will identify potential funders to connect with.

Lesson 3: Funder Selection

Next, participants will investigate the potential funders identified in the last session to see if they are indeed a good fit for your proposal.

Lesson 4: Types of Proposals

In this session, participants will learn about three of the most common forms of proposals; Proposal Forms, Letter Proposals and Partnership Proposals.

Lesson 5: Proposals as a Relationship Builder

In this session, participants will look at the stages of building a relationship with a potential funder.

Lesson 6: RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote)

This session covers the common elements of RFPs, sources of RFPs, how to increase your chances of success and you will work on an RFP Case Study.

Lesson 7: The Ten Steps of Proposal

Next, participants will learn about the ten steps in proposal writing.

Lesson 8: Defining Your Proposal

Participants will use the first six steps learned in the last session to develop a draft outline for a proposal.

Lesson 9: Key Elements of a Proposal

Here, students will learn not only the key elements in a proposal but also the order in which to write them.

Lesson 10: Defining the Needs and Desired Results

In this session, trainees will learn how to define the needs they are addressing and the direct and indirect results of their project.

Lesson 11: Resources and Activities and Evaluation

Students here will learn what funders are expecting to be covered in the Resources and Activities as well as the importance of having a measurable evaluation process in place.

Lesson 12: Sustainability and Budget

This session will indicate what funders expect to be shown in the form of sustainability and good stewardship of money.

Lesson 13: Conclusion, Introduction, and Executive Summary

Here, students will learn the essential information to include in the Conclusion, Introduction and Executive Summary.

Lesson 14: Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Price: $495.00
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