Training details

calendar_today Tuesday, September 27, 2022

access_time Eastern: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mountain: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pacific: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

place Online

attach_money $49

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No matter how terrific your program or project is, you won’t be successful in winning the most grants if you don’t personalize your grant proposals. It’s important to remember that the application process is different for every grant you apply to. The expert proposal writer knows that proposals and letters of inquiry must be customized to emphasize the fit with different funders. The skill is in knowing what to cut and what to add to make that fit perfect.

Join this hands-on virtual workshop to level up your proposal writing. This class will give each participant a hands-on opportunity to find grant opportunities using Foundation Directory Online. The class also offers a deep dive into targeting requests toward specific funders and provides participants with a chance to get peer and expert feedback on their writing.

Preparation: We encourage each participant to prepare for class by bringing an existing or draft letter of inquiry or grant proposal for which you would like to seek foundation funding. The workshop will include opportunities to work on the draft and share with peers for feedback.

Qualifies for
3 CFRE point(s)

Additional information

To support your work and ensure our trainings are more accessible, we’re offering this program at an early-bird price of $49—half of the standard cost. The price increases to $99 on September 20, 2022.

How our virtual workshops work:

Within one business day of your registration, you will be enrolled in this course and receive an email from 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 instructor and be provided with a link to the live session, which will be held in Zoom on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 1:00–4:00 pm ET/10:00 am–1:00 pm PT.

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 meetings.

By 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 the instructor(s) if you do not agree to these conditions.


  • Find and evaluate prospects with a project-based search on Foundation Directory Online, and determine if those prospects are a good fit for your program.
  • Adapt your draft letter of inquiry and/or proposal to fit a prospective funder.
  • Avoid common missteps in proposals and letters of inquiry.
  • Assess a proposal’s readiness for sending to a funder.

Intended audience

  • Advanced
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers