Grants Classes and Trainings

Live Trainings:

Introduction to Grants

Grant Makeovers

One-on-One Consultation

Recorded Webinars:

Proposal Writing 101 Webinar Series

Grants Research

Grant Writing Business



Beginner's Series: Introduction to Grants

New session added: Coming in September
Registration fee: $65 early registration, $79 regular registration
Location: Central Denver (29th and Downing)
Level:New/beginning proposal writers only!

This class focuses on the four traits of successful grantseekers: effective planning, prospect research, funder relationships and the actual grant proposal. Build confidence and succeed in your grant-seeking efforts.

We'll discuss:

- How to plan and position your organization to be successful.
- How decisions are made
- How to effectively communicate with staff at local foundations
- How to research grant opportunities.
- How to tell your organization's story
- How to write a strong needs assessment and evaluation plan.
- How to develop effective program and operating budgets
- How to write to the appropriate audience

Beyond the lecture format, you'll have a chance to work in teams on several hands-on activities that will improve your understanding about the grantseeking and proposal writing process. Time will also be set aside for an informal discussion on proposal writing.

Presenter Jay Katz has helped nonprofit organizations raise $150 million through more than 1,000 funded grants and awards. He also has trained hundreds of nonprofits on effective strategies for seeking grant funding.


Grant Makeovers



New session added: Coming in September

Registration fee: $65 early registration, $79 regular registration
Location: Central Denver (29th and Downing)
Level: All levels

This course goes beyond the Introduction to Grantseeking class by providing you with an opportunity to review three actual grant proposals. See the theory we covered during the morning session in action. By serving as a grant reviewer with a small team, learn how grant reviewers make decisions. Get some ideas for your own proposals based on the ones we're reviewing.

Note: three participants will have an opportunity to submit their own proposals for review.

- Learn what works in a grant proposal, what confuses reviewers, and what to avoid.
- Get a birds eye view of how a grant review process plays out, and how to improve your own proposal.

Session facilitator Jay Katz has helped nonprofit organizations raise $165 million through more than 1,000 funded grants and awards. He also has trained hundreds of nonprofits on effective strategies for seeking grant funding.

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Recorded Grant Writing Webinar Series

On sale at $29 per webinar, order now and save

Colorado Grants has launched a webinar series designed to help you learn at your own pace and gain the specific skills that you want. Webinars provide step-by-step instructions on how to write grant proposals, find funding prospects, or plan to start a career or business in grant writing. Presenter Jay Katz brings forward more than 20 years of grant proposal writing experience, and more than 10 years of experience teaching others how to pursue grant funding. He has provided in-person workshops, taught a university certificate program, and provided customized workshops to nonprofits, trade associations, a workforce center, healthcare groups, school districts, and higher education institutions. He truly enjoys helping others gain the skills they need to be successful in obtaining grant funding.

Most grant proposal formats require you to develop a description of your organization's capabilities, and a needs or case statement identifying why the work you are proposing to carry out is... more...

You have a great program in place, but you don't explain it well, you may miss out on an opportunity to sell your proposal. This 35 minute webinar provides great information that will guide you in... more...

Learn how to develop a program evaluation that will excite prospective funders and build their confidence and respect for your program.

The evaluation is one of the most important... more...

Sign up for the entire Grants 101 Series (Organizational Background / Needs Statement, Project Description and Project Evaluation) at a discounted price.



OTHER RECORDED WEBINARS


Also on sale at $29 per webinar

There are numerous foundations that award grants. Most, however, have very specific interests or giving patterns. This training will help you understand how to identify grant prospects that are... more...

Do you want to start a grant writing business or to take on a few clients? There is a great demand for qualified, effective grant proposal writers. This class will help prepare you for what is to... more...