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USING ARGUMENTS TO WRITE MORE COMPELLING GRANT APPLICATIONS

Webinar • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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Intense competition for funding means your grant application must be utterly irresistible. That’s why grant consultant Linda Wastyn advises you to argue.

Compared to traditional grants applications, an “argument format” immediately sets your proposal apart. A well-developed argument for funding wins reviewers’ attention. Strong supporting data wins their respect. And you’re likelier to win the award for your program.

How do you construct such an irresistible grant application? Wastyn explains all you need to know in this upcoming webinar:

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In this 90-minute webinar, grant development consultant Linda Wastyn shows you how to use arguments to take a more calculated approach to getting your program funded. You’ll start by mastering ways to develop the best argument for funding your program—with the right data to support it.

Sharpen your competitive edge.  You’ll learn how to make your application stand apart (and ahead) of competing requests by eliminating generalities, lack of data and incomplete statements. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on writing better, more compelling grant applications, including:

  • How to craft and construct an effective grant application
  • How and why to use complete arguments in your application
  • Different types of data you can use to support your arguments
  • Publicly available (free!) and community sources for finding strong data to inform your application
  • Argument fallacies to avoid in your application

You’ll come away from this webinar knowing how to use arguments to create proposals that reward grant reviewers with a complete case for funding your program—and proposals that reward you with a better chance of winning it.

Register now for Using Arguments to Write More Compelling Grant Applications.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to higher education institutions, nonprofits, hospital and health care organizations, government agencies and consultants. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Consultants
  • VP for Advancement
  • VP Finance
  • Grant Officers
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Grant Services

YOUR EXPERT(S):

M. Linda Wastyn, Ph.D.

Linda Wastyn has more than 30 years of fundraising experience. She opened Wastyn & Associates in August 2011 to provide strategic planning facilitation, grant development, fundraising planning and wealth identification to nonprofit and for-profit companies in the Quad Cities and around the country. Since its founding, Wastyn & Associates has worked with more than 110 organizations, raising more than $7.1 million and helping countless others chart their future direction. Prior to Wastyn & Associates, she worked 14 years at St. Ambrose University.

Linda earned bachelor’s degrees in Politics and Communication from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in Rhetorical Studies from the University of Georgia, and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University. She has taught strategic planning in the St. Ambrose University Master of Organizational Leadership Program and the University of Iowa Master of Strategic Communication Program as well as fundraising classes in the University of Iowa’s Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication Program. This presentation melds her two interest in strategic planning and thinking and grant development to help individuals approach their grant seeking activities in a more calculated manner that increases the likelihood of success.

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