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Grant Writing Fundamentals

Sunday, December 1, 2019

3:00PM - 6:00PM


This seminar will introduce you to the basics of grant writing, and the essential components of a good argument for funding. We’ll cover grant structure and content, and practical strategies for engaging the types of audiences you may encounter when attempting to raise money for yourself or your organization.

We will also discuss how to determine what type of grant makers are best suited to your organization and/or project, and where to find potential funders. This seminar is recommended both for new grant writers and those who would like to refresh their skills with an afternoon of discussion and situational writing practice.

We’ll explore the craft and purpose of this form of persuasive writing, and also discuss how grant narratives read from the perspective of the gatekeepers, program officers, grant reviewers, board members, and others who have a stake in considering your funding request. You are welcome to bring in a proposal you’re working on or examples of grant guidelines if you’d like to use them as writing prompts, but no prior grant writing experience is required or expected. . 

Fee: $80 | Live Stream Available

  • Megan Harrison, Presenter

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 3:00PM to 6:00PM

  • Seminar meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

  • Live Stream Available

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this seminar.

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Instructor Megan Harrison has served as a frontline fundraiser for ten years, developing new initiatives and leading fundraising strategies that include private foundation support, annual giving, sponsorship programs, and large events. She works as the Director of Development for the Center of Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas and is responsible for building relationships with private funders in support of The Center’s cutting-edge research on the brain and aging mind. Megan has also served as the Vice President of Sponsorship and Annual Giving at Klyde Warren Park, Director of Development for the Dallas Zoo, and was an integral part of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Capital Campaign team. Prior to her work in non-profit, Megan spent several years in sales working for the Dallas Business Journal. Megan holds a Bachelors in Marketing and Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, is a graduate of the Executive MBA program at the Naveen Jindal School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas, and a graduate of Leadership Dallas.