Grant Writing 101: The Anatomy of a Successful Proposal
24 Have Dabbled
Business & Technology
Q: Which task is more complicated?: Navigating your way out of a labyrinth, de-coding Ikea furniture instructions, or writing a grant proposal from beginning (conceptualization of the idea) to end (acquisition of the money).
A: We're not sure, but there's money for you and your non-profit at the end of one, so that seems like the most logical place to start.
David Bowie and Lack bookcases aside, the grant writing process can be confusing and frustrating. If you're in the position to need grant money for your organization, we'd like to help take some of the headache out of the process.
In this class, Dabblers will learn the basics of successful grant writing ... from identifying grant opportunities to submitting a winning proposal. No previous knowledge of grant writing is necessary, but if you're working on a grant (or trying to figure out how to start the process) for a specific project, feel free to bring it along for discussion and review!
Jenny Foughner has worked in nonprofit arts fundraising for the last five years, currently managing the corporate, foundation and government fundraising efforts for Court Theatre-- a professional theatre on the University of Chicago campus. Writing has always been a passion of hers (she majored in English in undergrad and worked as a freelance blogger for two years), as has creative problem solving, so grant writing was a natural combination of two of her biggest interests. Outside of work, Jenny sings in an a cappella group, works with several small arts nonprofits on fundraising and grant writing, and pursues her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.