KENNEWICK: The Quick-Start Guide to Creating A+ Grant Proposals

Good ideas . . . everybody has them, and there’s one at the heart of every successful grant proposal. But how do you get from here to there? This interactive, hands-on workshop will introduce you to the simple, powerful tools and techniques that can help turn good ideas -- yours, your staff's, your volunteers’ -- into workable, fundable project proposals.


Here's everything you need to move to the next level of grantseeking success -- all in one fast-paced, resource-rich session:

  • You'll explore the essential rules of the grantsmanship "gameboard," including mission-driven grantsmanship, the power of partnership, effective program planning, funder research and relationships, and creating winning proposals.
  • You'll discover how the overall grants process works and how you can contribute to your organization's grantseeking success.
  • You'll explore the 8 key planning questions that every grant proposal must answer – no matter who the funder is.
  • You’ll get hands-on experience with the powerful process of “mind-mapping” your proposal ideas … to create a rock-solid project plan.
  • You'll learn the key strategies for zeroing in quickly on those funders most likely to be interested in your project or service.
  • And you'll leave with three of the most powerful tools you need to get you started on your way to grants success.


Come with a good idea of your own, and bring your thinking cap – we’ll help you do the rest!

About the Presenter

Maryn 2015Maryn Boess is a 24-year nonprofit professional and social entrepreneur with more than $42 million in grant awards to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information tools, publications, websites and training curricula. Since October 2006 she has also been “in the grantmaker’s chair,” managing up to $2 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents. A resident of the Pacific Northwest since early 2011, Maryn now consults with community-based organizations on program visioning, design, and evaluation, with a focus on an exploratory process she developed called Community Change Mapping. She travels nationally to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on successful grantseeking and strategies for public- and social-sector success.


  • When

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties
    401 North Young Street
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    (509) 783-4102

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with the Three Rivers Community Foundation, the United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties, and GrantsMagic U.

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