I offer classes to show you how to raise more money

How to Write Winning Grants

Grant writing is only one part of a successful effort at raising funds for your cause. I have raised millions of dollars through the proposals I’ve written over the past 30 years. My classes are fun, informative.

You Want to Learn to Write Grants…or Write Stronger Grants

Whether you are a novice writer struggling with your first-ever grant writing assignment or a seasoned pro, my class will give the skills you need to improve your grant writing skills. You will also learn how to target your proposals, to whom you should be sending your requests and how you can greatly increase your chances of obtaining funding.

You Have no Idea Where to Send Your Proposal

You’ll absolutely learn where you should be sending your proposals. Some participants have chosen to spend their four hours consulting with me by asking me to generate a funding list. Your funding list will be strong and greatly increase your chances of funding.

You Want a hands-on, active class

All class members take part in group activities to build grant writing skills. I use worksheets in my classes to provoke thoughtful discussion. Our minds aren’t meant to sit and listen for 14 hours non-stop. You learn best by doing, and in my grant writing class there is a lot of “doing.”

You want follow-up

All participants get four hours of free consultation after taking one of my classes. Perhaps you want help reviewing your proposal, or maybe you have an even more urgent need of your organization? Whatever the case might be, those hours of assistance are at no additional cost.

You Took My class last year, but you haven’t used the skills yet

Any past participant can enroll free for two-years after your original registration. I understand life gets in the way and perhaps you haven’t had a chance to write your grants like you wanted. No problem, you can retake my entire class, or just the part you feel you are lacking the most.

All participants revive a copy of a 50+ page manual Get Funded: How to Write Winning Proposals.

Cost of the Get Funded workshop is $265.

I guarantee you will improve your grant writing success. If within one year of completing your class you are not achieving more success in your grant writing efforts, I will refund your registration in full.


Dynamic Fundraising

Learn tools to build and grow your organization’s income beyond what you can accomplish through grant writing. 

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create a culture of fundraising with your board and staff
  • Write extraordinarily successful year-end-appeal letters
  • Craft and use stories to bring in more donations
  • Create and use a fundraising plan.
  • Foster relationships with potential donors
  • Communicate more effectively to your community
  • Focus on your impact, not your products

Cost of the Grassroots Fundraising workshop is $240

I guarantee your satisfaction with this class. If within six months of taking this class, you have no more success in raising funds, I will refund your registration.

Discounts available for group registrations.

Lunches are on your own and not included with the cost. Coffee/Tea and a morning and afternoon snack are included with your registration.

When you register for a workshop, you can return for a refresher for two years after your date of your original workshop at no additional charge.

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Contact me:

phone: +1 (406) 570-2428

email: steve@bestplaceconsulting.com