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Grant Writing Training 

Grant Writing Boot Camp:

Federal and Government Grants


May 13-14

 9:30 am-4:00 pm


$277 Early Bird Rate Expires 3/27/2020

$357 Regular Price  

Email for Group Rate for 3+

Breakfast refreshments Provided

Free Parking 


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center   

 3501 University Blvd East

Hyattsville, MD 20783 

"This session was extremely helpful and was modestly priced for the resources we were given"- Greenbelt,  March 2018 

"Interactive activity was helpful. The panel discussion provided great insight"  Greenbelt, March 2018 

"Small class size, lots of good info"- College Park, June 2018 

COVID 19 Response- In the event, this workshop needs to be rescheduled, attendees will have the option of attending the reschedule date or a full refund.

Grant Writing Bootcamp is a 2-day "deep dive" into the federal grant proposal process. Throughout the session, you will study 8 important parts of a federal grant request. You will write a Need Statement, Project Budget, Project Goals and Objectives, and Evaluation Plan. We will talk about best practices in grant management, 2020 laws and funding, and learn how to build a good logic model- a new requirement for many grants.


Syllabus Topics


  • What do funders really want?

  • Prospect Research 

  • Dissecting the 8 Parts of a grant proposal

  • Winning Need Statements

  • Logic Models

  • S.M.A.R.T. Project Plan

  • Elements of a Project Budget

  • Debriefing and Planning for the Future

  • Stakeholders and Partnerships: Hands-On Exercise​

What to Expect

  • Hands-on activities and practice

  • Grant Writing Resources 

  • Certificate of Completion

This training benefits intermediate to advanced nonprofit staff, grant writers, and fundraisers. The workshop may meet your CEU requirements in nonprofit finance, grant management, performance, and evaluation. Need to train a large group? We can come to you!


About Your Trainer 


Dondra Ward, CEO of Sidnae Global Research, will lead the training. As a grant reviewer she has evaluated  $200M+ in grants and contracts for 10 government programs in health, education, agriculture, and environment. As a grant writer she has helped nonprofits- large and small- develop winning proposal strategies for foundation and government grants. She is a Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainer.

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