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PREPARING REVIEWER-FRIENDLY PROPOSALS

Webinar • Wednesday, September 09, 2020 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

You can make a great case for why your project deserves funding.  But you’ll never get that chance if your proposal fails to grab—and keep— the attention of grant reviewers.

The secret is preparing a “reviewer-friendly” proposal. That means focusing your proposal on what matters most to reviewers and organizing content the way reviewers prefer. It also means writing in a style that presents your key points so they’re concise, memorable and meaningful to reviewers.

Now, let an expert show you proposal-writing strategies that cut through the competition to engage the reviewers who determine your success.

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Diane Gedeon-Martin helps clients win awards worth $5,000 to $5 million by grabbing reviewers’ attention. In this 90-minute webinar geared to intermediate and advanced grant-seekers, she shares how to use Review Criteria and a deductive writing style to make your own proposals stand out.

Improve both government and foundation proposals.  You’ll learn how to write (and support) a powerfully engaging, reviewer-focused needs statement and solution plus a work plan that links outcomes directly to stated needs and activities. You’ll also have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to combine Review Criteria, deductive style and strong visuals into proposals that grab—and keep—reviewers’ attention, including how to:

  • Write in term-paper style to support subject-matter expertise with footnotes, best-practice models and other documentation
  • Use tables, charts, flow charts, timelines work plans, maps and other visuals to help reviewers quickly understand key points
  • Express ideas concisely but with enough detail to persuade reviewers your project is worth funding
  • Inject passion into your proposal vs. a noncommittal tone

Even if you’ve been writing grants for 10 years, you’ll come away with new insights you can use immediately to create government and foundation proposals that are sharp, clear—and focused on what matters most to reviewers.

Register now for Preparing Reviewer-Friendly Proposals.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to intermediate and advanced grant-seekers, including nonprofits, health care systems and institutions of higher education that conduct research, and grant/fundraising consultants who prepare proposals for their clients. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant/Fundraising Consultants
  • Grant Writers
  • Program Officers
  • Development/Advancement Managers and Directors
  • Executive Directors

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Diane Gedeon-Martin

Diane Gedeon-Martin, President of The Write Source, has focused on grants, grant seeking, and fund development for nonprofit organizations for nearly 30 years. She launched The Write Source in 1993 that today boasts a roster of over 280 clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. With her assistance, her clients received grants ranging from $5,000 to upwards of $5.0 million for new and current programs, special projects, research, and capital campaigns from all types of foundations, corporations, and the different levels of government. In fact, she specializes in submitting grant proposals to 14 of the 26 federal grantmaking departments and agencies including ACF, ACYF, Department of Education, Department of Energy, DOS, EDA, EPA, NEA, NEH, NIH, and NSF.

Diane is a popular speaker, instructor, and certified AFP Master Trainer. For 14 years, she was a faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she also co-authored the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. She is currently an instructor for Philanthropy Massachusetts and the Principles of Fundraising program offered by the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Because of her expertise in the field, Diane is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by local, state, national, and international associations. Diane is a 26-year member of AFP, a Legacy Member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC).

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