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Webinar: Grant Writing Fundamentals

The process of getting grants starts long before an application is submitted. Successful grant writing requires planning, research, relationship building, and a well-written application. This workshop offers a systematic, no-frills approach to the grant writing process any organization can follow.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/17/2020
When: Tuesday, November 17th
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar - Link via Email
United States
Presenter: Mark Goldstein
Contact: Samantha Amick

Online registration is available until: 11/17/2020
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Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $150.00
Student Member: $20.00

Development of a successful grant proposal starts long before an application is submitted. Such grant writing requires planning, research, relationship building, and a well-written application. This workshop offers a systematic, no-frills approach to the grant writing process any organization can follow. Beginning or developing proposal writers will receive a comprehensive overview on how to develop a winning project, identify funders, court foundations, and write applications that meet the high standards of grantmakers.


Learning Objectives Include:

  • Understand the two elements of a strong grant proposal: needs and strategies
  • Learn how to formulate strong needs statements, strategies and proposal objectives
  • Know the fundamental information to include in every grant proposal
  • Be able to articulate the role of a grant writer and the process of coordinating a grant request

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 Samantha Amick at


CFRE Credits:

Full participation in Grant Writing Fundamentals  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



Who Should Attend:

Beginner grant writers or those who want a refresher

Please contact Samantha Amick 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. In 2019, Mark was named Western North Carolina ‘Outstanding Fundraising Executive’ of the year by his peers at AFP WNC. 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 $48 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 (AFP WNC) 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 Samantha Amick 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 webinar, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.


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