Training details

calendar_today Monday, September 20, 2021 - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

access_time Eastern: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain: 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Pacific: 6:00 am - 9:00 am

place Online

attach_money $125

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With the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we know it’s a challenging time for everyone. To support your work and ensure our trainings are more accessible during this difficult time, we’re offering this program at an early-bird price of $125. The price increases to $150 on September 13, 2021.

This two-part virtual workshop series will review the basics of an effective grant proposal, the elements necessary to create a project budget, and the best ways to find a fit with a potential funder. Lectures, interactive exercises, take-home assignments, and useful resources will help enhance the skill of beginning writers and seasoned professionals.

Attendees will receive instruction on creating a letter of inquiry, and will get expert suggestions and advice from experienced professionals.

Note: This workshop is limited to registrants from organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. If you are not from one of these areas, you may want to register for one of our other national workshops.

Qualifies for
6 CFRE point(s)

Additional information

How Our Virtual Workshops Work:

Within one business day of your registration, you will be enrolled in this course and receive an e-mail from Candid Learning through our eLearning platform, Bridge. This email will have instructions on how to create your own online account in Bridge as well as a link to access your course.

In Bridge, you will be introduced to the course and instructors and be provided with links to the live sessions, which will be held in Zoom on the following days:

  • Monday, September 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, September 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

We recommend using Firefox as your browser. Visit Bridge for more information on accessing courses, navigating through a course, and viewing its technical requirements. You can learn more about Zoom by accessing this page. You will have access to the course for 90 days after enrollment. The course fee entitles purchaser to one computer log-in which cannot be shared. In addition, no refunds, transfers or credits will be issued.

Unable to attend the live session? While we strongly encourage you to attend the highly-interactive live sessions, we will record the live meetings and circulate the recording to all course participants within 24 hours of the meetingsBy enrolling in this training, you agree to grant Candid permission to document this session with photography, film, and/or video. Material captured may be used in future publications, brochures, or other printed materials used to promote Candid. Please inform instructor if you do not agree to these conditions.


  • Assemble the information needed to create a sound proposal
  • Create a competitive proposal for potential grantmakers
  • Research likely funders and make the initial approach
  • Create an effective and clear project budget for your proposal

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers


David Holmes (he/him) Network Engagement Manager, Candid
Caitlin Seifritz Nonprofit Services Supervisor, Free Library of Philadelphia