Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Writing Proposals and Grants
This course teaches the strategies and processes of writing effective research proposals as well as fundraising documents, including grant proposals. Students explore the elements and characteristics of a successful proposal, including information gathering, organization, and budget review. The basics of conducting needs assessments, establishing goals for funding, and writing proposals based on those needs and goals will be explored, as will tailoring proposals to the prospective fund source. The components of a successful fundraising campaign, including the use of new media and social networks, will also be examined and practiced. Participants complete twelve weekly written assignments, culminating in a fundraising plan.