Writing applications, Fundraising

Proposal Writing for Beginners - Online course

There are particular ways that grant makers and funders want proposals they read to be presented, and vital ingredients they want you to include. Are you getting it right?

One day online course

Online courses take place via Zoom and include a one hour lunch break as well as brief refreshment breaks.

Digital book (pdf) included: Writing Better Fundraising Applications

In this course you’ll not only learn what grant makers want from pitches, but also how to make them engaging, persuasive and powerful.

Learn how to set out your case, outline the impact your project will make, and then back it up with strong budget projections and ways to measure your success.

Better writing and better proposals mean more success. This course will point you in the right direction

Who should sign up?

For those new to writing proposals or those needing a refresher.

What will I get out of it?

  • Learn to write fundraising proposals that show your charity is already successful and has great impact in each of your projects.
  • Find out how to understand the requirements of proposals and how to make sure you answer each funder’s questions and meet their requirements in full.
  • Identify how to emphasise the impact and outcomes of your proposed projects, to show funders how far their support will stretch.
  • Learn the principles of good writing and making a compelling and inspiring case.

What will it cover?

  • Expressing your charity’s mission clearly and forcefully
  • The most effective ways to present your work and describe its impact
  • How to establish your charity’s credibility
  • Developing a budget and funding plan that tell the right story
  • Tailoring proposals for individual donors, trusts and corporations
  • How to assemble and present your proposal
  • The pitfalls of funding applications and how to avoid them

Delegate testimonial

“The training last week was genuinely one of the best training courses I have ever been on. I am already finding it is changing the way I am doing my work today. I am new to fundraising and only do it as a very small part of my job, but I feel really empowered to be able to take things forward, and raise important funds for our charity.”

Emma Thompson from Ewen’s Room

Trainer: George Knight

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