Proposals are persuasive documents that are fundamental tools in organizational funding and output. This two-day course will look at sources of funding, types of proposals and how to write proposals that will meet funding agencies requirements. This will include several tips and techniques to increase the potential success of your proposals. An important but often overlooked aspect of proposal writing will also be covered- Building and Maintaining Relationships. Relationships are built on honesty. Potential projects must be a good fit for your organization and your organization must be ready to do the work contained in the proposal. The most successful proposals are going to be those that fulfill the mission and values of your organization and that of the funding agencies as well! 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Identify ways to locate potential funders
  • Evaluate skills to identify the appropriateness of funding related to their own organization
  • Discover the need to match funders interests with organizational needs
  • Identify the validity of submitting a funding proposal
  • Recall the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations
  • Describe the basic process for successful proposal writing
  • Analyze effective relationship-building strategies to engage with funders
  • Recall at least five reasons why funding proposals can be rejected

How You Will Benefit:

  • Enhanced skills and knowledge to craft compelling proposals that effectively address client needs and stand out from competitors
  • Increased confidence and credibility to foster clear, concise, and persuasive communication skills, allowing employees to confidently present a company’s qualifications and value proposition
  • Career advancement as proposal writing is a transferable skill valuable across many industries leading to winning proposals and gaining recognition

Who Should Attend:

Employees seeking to be empowered in the proposal development process, translating to increased confidence, improved communication, and ultimately career growth and success.               

Prerequisites: None

Course Format: Live instructor led

Course Duration: 8 hours

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

This course does not have any sections.


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