TITLE : Proposal Writing 101: Essential tools for presenting your funding request
CITY : New York , NY
DATE : Tuesday, January 31, 2012
TIME : 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PRICE : $ 125.00
Proposal Writing 101: Essential tools for presenting your funding request
 

Winning a grant isn't easy and often the process of writing a proposal seems intimidating. Most of the difficulty comes from not knowing what exactly goes into an effective proposal. This session will cover the following topics:
  •  The essential components of a grant proposal package
  •  Important writing techniques that make your proposal stand out from the pile
  •  Layout and design of a strong proposal
  •  Customizing a proposal to match a grant maker's interest and using your proposal as a relationship building tool
You'll go back to the office with a well honed plan for ensuring that your proposals cover the right bases every time. This session is intended for Executive Directors, Directors of Development, proposal writers and anyone who would like to learn how to write top notch funding proposals.
Speakers for this session:

Miguel Bonilla
Director, Technical Assistance
Department of Youth and Community Development

Miguel has been involved in proposal writing for 20 years. In his current position, he writes proposals to bring more resources to the unit. His proposal writing activities include researching potential partners, needs assessments, and designing evaluation metrics. Previously, as Director at United Way of NYC, Miguel developed four grant initiatives to support the growth and capacity building of nonprofit organizations. He also wrote government and private foundation grant proposals to support capacity building of human services organizations. His experience in grantmaking and development place him in the unique position of understanding both funder and grantmaker perspectives. Miguel earned a Master's Degree in Organization Development from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a Master's Degree in Urban Policy from New School.

Emily Harting
Associate Director of Development, Foundations
Center for Constitutional Rights

Emily has been a development professional for 12 years, the last six focused specifically on institutional giving. At CCR, she is responsible for securing $2.25M annually from a portfolio of 40+ foundations and has consistently raised 20% above her goal. In this capacity, she is responsible for all aspects of foundation fundraising, including prospect research, letters of inquiry, proposals, reports and renewal requests. Prior to CCR she worked for Global Nomads Group as the Development Manager, where she identified new foundation prospects and wrote letters of inquiry and proposals. Before moving to New York in 2004, she worked at the National Voting Rights Institute and the Trust for Public Land in Boston in the development offices, specializing in foundation research, outreach, proposal writing, stewardship and reporting. She has also served as an organizer for progressive candidates in national, state, and local races; on the boards of various social justice initiatives; and organizes one-off fundraising events several times throughout the year. She graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in Political Science.

Erik Johnson
Development Manager
Henry Street Settlement

Erik has been involved in fundraising for 9 years. In his current position, he is responsible for all aspects of institutional giving, part of a team of five grantwriters. His responsibities include grantwriting for private and public funding, research, and funder cultivation, with a focus on workforce development and capacity building initiatives. In addition to institutional fundraising, Erik is responsible for creating annual and specialized appeals to individuals; and strategizing and overseeing how the donor database is used as a tool to increase departmental efficiency, track proposals and reports, and improve donor outreach. Previously, as Director of Institutional Giving at BRC, Erik was responsible for all BRC’s fundraising operations for over two years, including drafting proposals and reports, researching and locating new funders, writing and implementing annual appeals, email, and other communications, overseeing the donor database, coordinating events, and overseeing Board giving. Before that, he worked as Development Associate at BRC where he was responsible for Grantwriting and related tasks. He earned a BA in Honors and Psychology from Hunter College, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Caroline Leopold
Grant Writer
ActionAIDS

Caroline has 12 years of professional fundraising experience, with 7 years as a full-time grant writer. In her current position, she is responsible for grant and contract proposal writing for a $5 million AIDS agency. She identifies opportunities, responds to RFPs, assembles data, and writes proposals. Despite beginning her job in September 2008 during a recession, she has secured more than $4 million in competitive contracts and grants. Previously, as Grants Coordinator at Children's Crisis Treatment Center, Caroline wrote grants for an $11 million clinical mental health treatment agency. One major achievement was securing a $300,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to address war trauma. Before that, she worked as Development Associate at Prometheus Radio Project where she submitted proposals and engaged in post-award stewardship with foundations. She earned an MA in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA from Trinity College, Hartford CT. She is a member of the National Grant Managers Association, American Medical Writers Association, and achieved her Grant Professional Certification credential in 2011.

 

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