Grant Writing Training FAQs
What is the workshop like?
We take an informal approach to learning. We laugh, share stories, and have a great time. But be prepared to work! There is at least one group or independent activity per hour. Students are encouraged to come with specific questions and grant opportunities you would like to discuss.
What is the day like?
We start each day with breakfast refreshments, tea, coffee, and water to keep energy levels high. For the first day of class, we start at 9:30 am and break for lunch by 12:15 pm. We return at 1:30 pm and end the class at about 4 pm. For the last day of class, we may postpone lunch so the class can end early for the day at about 1:45 pm. You may bring lunch or snacks to eat in the room- nothing fragrant please.
Who is this class for?
Grant Writing Express is perfect if you want to learn more about Foundation grant makers. Previous attendees include: Nonprofit Directors and Board members, new nonprofits, nonprofit grant managers and program managers, church groups, and educators.
Grant Writing Boot Camp is perfect if you want to learn more about Government grant makers. Previous attendees include: Health Dept Officials, Executive Directors, Educators, Workforce Development Leaders, Grant Managers, Employment Law, STEM Nonprofits, Program Managers, Government Employees, Nonprofit Board Members, and Researchers, to name a few.
What is the class size?
For the best workshop experience, our class will have no more than 14 attendees.
What do I get out of this class?
This class is focused on what is needed to write a WINNING grant application. We demystify the grant writing process and share what funders REALLY want to know. Students like to use the ToolKit and templates during and after workshop.
What do previous attendees say?
"I loved the format, pace, and the topics covered. Everything covered was relevant to the work I need to do. You are a wonderful and effective trainer. You made everything very interesting. Grant Writing Bootcamp 2/2020. A.H- Executive Director.
"I liked that it was digestible for a green person like myself and still meaty enough to be challenged and equipped for impact". Grant Writing Bootcamp 2/2020. Board Member.
"Very informative with practical information and the presenter was excellent". Grant Writing Express, 2/2020
"The booklet was easy to follow along with and I appreciate that you didn't read from the slides" R.H. Grant Writing Express, 2/2020
Many more reviews available.....
Where is this training located?
College Park, Maryland. If you want to train a larger group, please contact Dondra Ward for group training at
What are my transportation/parking options?
The conference center is located off of Hwy 495 Exit 23. The closest airport is BWI Marshall or Reagan National. The closest Metro station is Greenbelt. The location is not walkable, but parking is free in the hotel garage.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Dondra Ward at for more information.
What's the refund policy? Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Tickets are nonrefundable but transferable. To transfer your ticket please contact Dondra Ward at
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of class cancellations due to inclement weather, participants will be notified by phone and email within 24 hours of the start of class. Cancellations will be determined based on weather predictions for the Washington DC Metropolitan region. If class is cancelled you may choose to attend the make-up session or receive a full refund. Inclement weather includes anticipated snow over 4 inches (or significant snowfall during class hours), hurricanes, other events that may cause the training location to close, and Federal Government Closed operating status www.opm.gov. If you are travelling from out of state please purchase flight insurance.
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.