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Excel for Grant Writers

Spreadsheets are a valuable and affordable tool that is accessible to any grant proposal writer. Yet, some writers groan at the thought of using Excel or similar programs to work with numbers or other data. If you are such a grant writer, this workshop will provide a concise introduction (or re-introduction) to spreadsheets and how to use them to create stronger grant proposals.

When: Thursday, May 9th
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Regas Room
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Mark Goldstein
Contact: Eddie Crim

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

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Understand basics that make budgets easier to produce.
  • Learn best practices that avoid budget or statistical errors.
  • Use Excel to create and sort lists or tables, as opposed to using Word.
  • Begin using pivot tables to save time.
  • Create impressive-looking charts based on data.
  • Get links to step-by-step tutorials for use 24x7 after the webinar.
  • Feel empowered to solve statistical problems that support need statements.

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 Fundraising 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.


Mark Goldstein, CFRE, Communication Mark President/CEO, is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. He is the creator of the Open Communication Fundraising Model, a system that enables all nonprofit agency stakeholders to effectively work together toward organizational and fundraising goals. Mark has consistently served nonprofits as a staff member, board member or consultant since 1991. He has raised more than $40 million for organizations of all types and sizes throughout the United States, particularly for health, human service, community development and technology needs. Mark is a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western NC Chapter and the Grant Professionals Association NC Chapter. As a volunteer, he has served as a founding board member of two local nonprofit media outlets. He provides training for participants at the Duke University Continuing Studies Nonprofit Management program, 4Good, WNC Nonprofit Pathways, Alliance for Better Nonprofits and other venues.

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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