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Program Development and Proposal

Program Development and Proposal

Writing Refresher Workshop

Writing Refresher Workshop

Which members may attend at the Refresher Course price of just $100 per person?  Any member who has previously purchased one of the following, either individually or as part of a package or series:

  • Program Development and Proposal Writing 4-day workshop
  • Program Development and Proposal Writing Online Course
  • Grant Researching and Proposal Writing 4-day Workshop
  • Grant Researching and Proposal Writing Online Course

This intermediate level course teaches the student the finer points of grant writing, enabling a proposal or application to be more competitive. This workshop is a hands-on experience where participants develop a program, practice pre-writing exercises, write sections of a proposal, and review peer's writing and budget exercises.   The emphasis is on program support, program development support, capital support, and operating grants.  Research grants and construction grants are mentioned, but not discussed in depth.  The course is taught from the employee's perspective who works for the grant applicant.  A Certificate of Completion is available to students who complete all of the assignments during the workshop.  This workshop is appropriate for: 

  • Anyone interested in earning the Certified Grant Writer® Credential
  • Staff at Charitable Nonprofit Organizations or Foundations
  • Board Members at Charitable Nonprofit Organizations
  • Staff at Private Educational Institutions
  • Staff at Nonprofit Hospitals or Hospital Foundations
  • Staff at Government Agencies, Tribes, or State Educational Institutions that have a related Nonprofit Organization or Foundation that supports the government entity

The following topics are covered during the workshop:

  • Grantsmanship and the Development Office
  • Nonprofit Organizations - Exempt status and Charitable status
  • Standards of Charitable Accountability
  • Understanding a Foundation's 990 PF
  • Program development using a Logic Model
  • Evaluating Foundation RFPs and Government NOFAs
  • Researching statistics to document the Problem Statement
  • Writing goals, objectives, outcomes and program narrative
  • Planning Program Evaluations
  • Writing Letters of Inquiry, Proposals, and Applications for Foundations and Corporations
  • Writing Government Grant pre-applications and applications
  • Planning Non-Profit and Government Non-Construction Budgets
  • Peer Review
  • Professional Standards and Ethics

The workshop begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:00 PM each day.  A morning and afternoon break are provided each day, but lunch is on your own.  Dress is casual. 

We recommend participants bring a laptop computer with any operating system (with a working USB Port and Word, Excel and Adobe Reader software) for writing exercises. Participants will also need a handheld calculator for budget exercises. A printer will be provided in the meeting room.  We also recommend bringing a sweater or jacket because meeting rooms often feel chilly. 

The Program Development and Proposal Writing Refrsher 4-day Workshop price is $100.00 per person for qualified members. 

CEU Certificate.  As an IACET Approved Provider, AGWA offers students a CEU Certificate to document 28 contact hours at the workshop for 2.8 CEUs.  Students must purchase the CEU Certificate prior to the beginning of the workshop. To earn the CEU Certificate students must attend the entire workshop and complete all assignments.

Persons with disabilities may request accommodations up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop.  Request must be in writing by e-mail or mail.  

If a student, or prospective student, has any questions regarding registration, course materials, or technical support, please contact AGWA's Customer Service by phone or e-mail.   


If your company is seeking training funds you might want to contact the Workforce Development Board in your County.  Some of the boards offer training funds to employers that reimburse up to 50% of training registration expense.

Starting your Grant Consulting Business Workshop

This workshop is offered on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM.  If you are registered in the 4-day Grant Researching and Proposal Writing Workshop, you may upgrade your registration to include this workshop package for just $49.00 (a $249 value).  The $49 sale price is available for a limited time.   Click below for more details or to purchase. 

2014 Workshop Schedule

2014 Workshop Schedule

Aug 18-21, 2014 in New Orleans, LA

Aug 18-21, 2014 in New Orleans, LA

Location:  Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter (The last day to register is Monday, August 4, 2014.)
  • Hotel Address:  739 Canal Street, New Orelans, LA   70130
  • Hotel Phone:  504-962-0500
  • A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for our group at the rate of $95.00 + per night, single or double occupancy.  The group rate will only be available until Monday, August 14, 2014, as long as space is available.  To make your hotel reservations, call 888-696-4806 and ask for the AGWA group rate.  Note that once you have checked into the hotel, if you depart the hotel earlier than the scheduled departure date of your reservation, there is an early departure fee of $75.00 per room.
  • If you fly into the New Orleans Airport, transportation to the hotel is available outside the baggage claim area.  Transfers are provided by taxi, shared van shuttle, or limosine.
  • If you are driving to the hotel, there is a parking fee at the hotel.
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