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Insights & Strategies

for Winning Grants


Successful Funding Campaigns!

A 3-Part Proven Strategy


A comprehensive AND Affordable one-day training with dynamic instruction, practicums and discussion.


A 100-page indispensable resource and reference guide with detailed information, tips, samples and resources.


Expert coaching from seasoned consultants gives individuals and organizations expert support to put new skills and insights to work immediately. Discounted rates are provided to each participant who attends a BFR training. And, coaching can be built in to trainings for organizations.

Who Should Attend

BFR is perfect for staff, board members and volunteers in nonprofits, government agencies and for-profit small businesses who are new to grant writing and developing any fundraising campaigns: major donor, direct mail, social media, and loans. It is also terrific for seasoned grant writers and development directors who are looking for new sparks and approaches to make their projects stand out. Everyone will learn how to find new grant opportunities, write compelling proposals, and submit grants on a quick turnaround.

Contact SET To Set Up A Training For Your Organization

Training and Compendium Topics

Devising A Fund Development Plan

  • Diversification
  • Grants
  • Crowdfunding and Social Media
  • Organizational Campaigns
  • Business And Employee Campaigns
  • Fee Generating Services And Products
  • Memberships And Donor Solicitations

Organizational Statements

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Values

Statement Of Need

  • Define The Problem To Be Addressed
  • State The Urgency
  • Empathy
  • The Solution
  • Research

Scope of Services

  • Population
  • Outreach And Engagement
  • Activities, Services And Support
  • Staffing
  • Partnerships
  • Location
  • Timeline

Goals, Objectives, Outcomes And Evaluations

  • Continuum: Mission, Scope Of Services To GOOE

Organizational Capacity And Capability

  • Personnel, Structure, Governance
  • Credentials And Qualifications

Budget Basics

  • Personnel And Operating Expenses
  • Revenues
  • Budget Narrative
  • Sustainability

Finding the Right Funders

  • Resources For Finding Funders
  • Finding The Best Matches: Affinity Areas

Building Relationships With Funders

  • Executive Summaries
  • Letters of Inquiry
  • One-Page Business Card
  • Letters Of Support Or Testimonials
  • Presentations

Strategies for Compelling Writing

  • Sounding And Looking Good
  • Descriptive, Creative And Savvy
  • Revisions, Editing And Proofreading

Special Considerations For Grant Proposals

  • Grant Writer And Grant Lead
  • Dissect The RFP / Grant Notice
  • Deadlines: Create A Cushion
  • Pre-Bid Conference
  • Pre-Bid Conference
  • Planning Phase
  • Logic Models and Flow Charts
  • Memorandums Of Understanding
  • Submitting The Grant Proposal
  • Grant Review Process
  • Being Award Ready
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