SPOKANE: The Accidental Grantwriter

If you’re working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector, odds are you’ll find yourself working on a grant proposal someday. You might even inherit the responsibility of writing all of your organization’s grants – a prospect that can feel overwhelming, risky, or uncertain. This workshop will teach you about the proposal lifecycle, from research to submission, and how to develop a strong grant writing plan. You’ll also have a chance to practice writing the key components of the workshop. During this day of experiential learning, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Finding grant leads and creating a grant writing plan
  • Describing your organization’s history, mission, and strengths
  • Describing the need for your program
  • Developing strong goals and SMART objectives
  • Creating a realistic work plan and timeline
  • Demonstrating your program’s success through outputs and outcomes
  • Monitoring and reporting on your program
  • Describing your plan for sustainability
  • Developing grant budgets

There will be an optional one-hour session at the end of the workshop for those interested in learning more specifics about finding and submitting federal grants through Grants.gov. 

About the Presenter

Katie Howard has been helping nonprofits in Spokane raise money since 2002. She applies her deep experience with writing winning grants to nonprofits' fundraising plans and specializes in helping nonprofits articulate the case for support that will attract donors to their mission and programs. She also writes and designs the collateral materials that underscore donor relationship building. Throughout her career, she has helped organizations raise more than $103 million.


  • When

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Northeast Community Center
    4001 N Cook St
    Spokane, WA 99207

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits and the City of Spokane in partnership with KH Consulting.

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