21st Century Grant Applications
Thursday, April 11

Online grant proposals are here to stay. They are frustrating, exasperating and daunting. Still, we often must present our case for support in 2,000 characters (- 350 words or less). Writing tight or to the point while getting the attention of the grant reviewer has never been more crucial. Although brevity is key, grant makers still want engaging narratives that state the issue or problem succinctly while providing evidence that your organization will achieve the proposed outcomes. Knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application is the focus of this session. The techniques discussed will help you craft successful paper and paperless proposal narratives.

Participants will:

  1. Learn techniques to present their case in as few words as possible.
  2. Identify key elements that will grab grant reviewers’ attention.
  3. Edit proposals for strong content.

Follow the links for more information and registration:


Register for Morning Session 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
330 South Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Register for Lunch Presentation 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Goodwill industries of Northwest North Carolina
2701 University Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27105

Cost: $10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members

Become an AFP Member Today: As a member benefit for AFP members and Consortium members, these meetings, including a breakfast or boxed lunch, are $10 for AFP members.  Non-members are also welcome to register.  Each registration for non-AFP members will cost $20 and will include breakfast or lunch. In order to take advantage of the breakfast or lunch offer, registrants must RSVP 3 working days before the scheduled webinar.

All of the AFP Web/Audio conferences offered are eligible for continuing education points on your CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification. All participants must pre-register.