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Introduction to the Art of Grant writing

February 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST



You’ve decided to apply for funding, but you’re stuck on what to do next. Whether you’re writing a foundation or government grant, there’s an art to writing the text. After an overview of the grant writing process participants in this interactive writers’ workshop will analyze a sample foundation application. We’ll discuss how lessons learned apply to foundation and government grants.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • How to create a document that advocates for your organization, whether the application is a narrative or a structured proposal form
  • How the different parts of a proposal reinforce each other; and
  • Some keys to good writing

This workshop is best suited for:

  • Proposal writers
  • executive directors
  • program directors,
  • development directors whose job responsibilities include writing or reviewing grant applications.
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Alexandra Bowie is a successful and experienced consultant to not-for-profit agencies. She has been director of Quality Assurance/Improvement at two large multiservice agencies and was an early advocate of the development and use of outcome measurements in child welfare. Ms. Bowie was a co-founder of the New York City Outcomes Group, in which foster care agencies collaborated in the development of foster care outcomes and data analysis methods.

Ms. Bowie’s work with not-for-profits in and around New York City since 1998 has spanned projects from planning and analysis, project management, strategic planning, to report and grants writing in sectors as diverse as child welfare, supportive housing, workforce development, early childhood education, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and education. She has raised tens of millions of dollars in grant funding in federal, state, local, and foundation grants.


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