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All trainings are announced via our newsletter. See below for descriptions of each training

Beginner's Series: Introduction to Grants

Events are scheduled periodically. See above for pricing and dates

Registration fee: $67.50 early registration, $79.00 regular registration

Location: Locations will be announced when classes are scheduled. Typical locations are:

   Denver (Lakewood)

  San Diego (Marina Village)

Level: New/beginning proposal writers


This training will prepare you to effectively pursue and win grant funding. It will also help you build new skills that will make you more attractive candidate for jobs and consulting opportunities. Key topics during the training will include:

- How funders make grant decisions, and how to tailor your grant request to their interests

- Effective strategies for identifying grant opportunities

- Best practices for developing the grant proposal and telling your story

- Budgeting

Take advantage of hands-on activities that will give you an opportunity to practice what you are learning. You will also be able to pose questions to an expert in the field.



Grant Makeovers

Events are scheduled periodically. See above for pricing and dates

Registration fee: $67.50 early registration, $79.00 regular registration

Location: Locations will be announced when classes are scheduled. Typical locations are:

    Denver (Lakewood)

   San Diego (Marina Village)

Level: All levels


During this training, you will review three grant proposals, identifying strategies that can help you succeed, and red flags to avoid. By serving as a grant reviewer with a small team, learn how grant reviewers make decisions. For those who attend the morning session, this class will help you apply what you have already learned to a real life situation.

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.

- Use the training to generate ideas for your own grant proposals.





Workshop facilitator Jay Katz has helped nonprofit organizations raise $165 million through more than 1,000 funded grants and awards. He has also led trainings for hundreds of nonprofit staff members and prospective grant writers.