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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

Beginning Grantwriting

Thursday, October 5, 2023
1:00 pm4:00 pm

Presenter: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Cost: $129

Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session will provide a balance of applicable content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

Specifically designed for beginners, this workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. By the end of this session, participants will learn the steps to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application, including:

- Understanding the various elements of a standard grant proposal application
- Managing the grant timelines so that high-quality and complete proposals are submitted on time
- Finding data sources to support proposal narratives
- Creating effective presentations of grant-narrative elements and ideas among or within proposal components
- Identify which proposal-writing approaches, styles, tones, and formats will work best.
- Using appropriate and accurate visuals to highlight information
- Identify effective practices for developing realistic, accurate line-item and narrative budgets that describe the relationship between line-items and project activities
Selecting evaluation models and methods for the grant applications

Workshop participants will receive a digital copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

This session focuses on the grantwriting process. The second session in this series is Beginning Grantseeking, which centers around the nonprofit funding landscape and the process of seeking grants. There is also an Intermediate Grantwriting session that serves as a writing workshop. Visit MCN's Event Calendar to register for one or all of these events.