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Advanced Grant Writing

Maybe you have a few successful grant proposals under your belt, but are you ready to go for big bucks, multi-year awards, and federal contracts? This workshop covers the writing, data gathering, and evaluation skills you need for more advanced proposals.

When: Thursday, February 28th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Regas Room
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Sara Baker
Contact: Eddie Crim

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Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $225.00
Student Member: $25.00

You’ll learn how to implement systems that will help you get ahead of grant deadlines and build evaluation mechanisms that will make your organization stronger and more grant-worthy. This workshop includes different lessons than ABN’s Grant Writing Fundamentals class and is for those who have some experience writing grant proposals.

*This workshop is for those with some grant writing experience or who have taken Grant Writing Fundamentals as a prerequisite.


Learning Objectives Include:

  • Demonstrate knowledge to immediately improve your grant writing
  • Apply confidence and skills to gather and analyze data
  • Implement a smoother, more effective grant writing process at your organization
  • Explain awareness of the role that a grant writer can play to not only raise more funds, but to also increase organizational effectiveness 

ABN Fund Development Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Eddie Crim at


CFRE Credits:

Full participation in Advanced Grant Writing is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit



This course is intended for intermediate professionals with 1-2 years’ experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Eddie Crim at for specific questions about the level of this course.



Sara is a writer, editor and nonprofit consultant who works on capacity building and program development for organizations and groups from Philadelphia to the Philippines. She has been profiled and quoted in such outlets as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian, and has presented around the world, including Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the Center for Global Women’s Leadership, and Oxfam. Sara specializes in human rights, equity, advocacy, communications, grants, evaluation, and program development, and her work has had an impact on gender, racial, and economic justice in multiple countries. Some of her previous positions include campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa, editor for UN Women of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, curriculum consultant for Break the Cycle, and director of women's advocacy and outcomes for the YWCA Knoxville. Under her leadership, the global campaign Take Back the Tech! received the 2015 Bobs Best in Online Activism Award, 2014 UN Women and International Telecommunications Union GEM-TECH Award, and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention for digital communities. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and a BA in English and Religion from Maryville College.

Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Eddie Crim at five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Eddie Crim at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.

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