Grantwriting - Foundation Grants | Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
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Grantwriting - Foundation Grants


Registration for this course closed on June 4th

15 CEUs/CPH units - (10 live, 5 self-paced)

This course will be conducted via a virtual Zoom meeting online format and Canvas. Access to a computer/laptop with internet access is required. Please contact Professional Development with any questions.

Lorien Carter, MSW
Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School

Learn how to prepare a foundation grant proposal by receiving coaching and then practicing writing your own proposal. Developed from a foundation's perspective, you will gain insights into how grantmakers operate, including tips on building an effective relationship with a funder before and after submitting your application. We will discuss the trends in foundation charitable giving, the different types of foundations, and how to research their interests and priorities. You will also practice the writing skills necessary to capture the attention of a potential foundation funder.

For more information on classwork and reading expectations, please click here.

The course will consist of daily live Zoom webinars from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CST), and additional course material in Canvas. Virtual office hours will be available from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. daily.

Class size is limited to 25.

$650 General admission
$450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
$400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

This class will include both degree-seeking graduate students and practicing professionals. Individuals registering through Professional Development will receive continuing education units - but not academic credit - for the class.

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About the Instructor:
Portrait of Bob MaiLorien is a full-time member of the Brown School faculty.  Prior to her teaching career, she has 10 years of direct practice experience with adolescents, as well as program coordination and management experience in public school and healthcare settings. She provides performance management consulting services through EMD Consulting Group and is a trainer and curriculum writer for Wyman Center’s Teen Outreach Program.  In 2015, she began a pilot of an instructional coaching initiative to enhance teaching excellence at the Brown School. She has also co-trained more than 300 local field instructors in the Brown School’s evidence-based practice model.

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