Proposal Development and Grant Writing
Date: April 29 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Frances Jeffries
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Learn to analyze the strategies and processes of writing an effective proposal to a foundation, corporation, or individual in this one-day workshop. Examine the elements and characteristics of a successful proposal, including information gathering, organization, and budget review. This workshop helps you focus on writing clearly and tailoring your proposal to the prospective funder. Throughout the day, you will complete a number of written assignments, culminating in a prototype grant proposal by the end of the workshop.
Upon successfully completing this workshop, students will be able to:
- Understand the essential elements of a successful proposal.
- Demonstrate skills to tailor proposals for specific funders.
- Be aware of trends, strategies and techniques for effective grant development and planning.
- Write a clear and effective proposal.
Proposal Development and Grant Writing is an independent noncredit workshop that is part of the Manhattanville School of Business Nonprofit Management program. The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program provides continuing education credits to Licensed Master Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in New York State. Proposal Development and Grant Writing is open to those working in nonprofit, for profit and the public sector.
About the Instructor
Dr. Frances Jeffries has 27 years of experience in grant development and research administration. She has worked with faculty, senior administrators, and community partners to develop projects addressing systemic change, optimizing resources and cross-training those involved with the project. Funding for these projects has been sought from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautical and Space Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as several state and local government and private funding sources. She has also served as a proposal reviewer for several of these funding sources.
Dr. Jeffries is widely recognized for her expertise in capacity development, mentoring, project and grant development, technical writing, evaluation and research administration, and has made more than 50 invited presentations at regional, national and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Jeffries has been honored as a Distinguished Faculty by the Society of Research Administrators International and by the National Council of University Administrators (Region 7) for Distinguished Service. She is also recognized as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Rotary International Peace Fellow and Kent State University Fellow. As an adjunct instructor for the Manhattanville School of Business, Dr. Jeffries teaches Fundraising and Development (NPMC 0103) in the Nonprofit Management Certificate program.