UPCOMING EVENT: Grant Writing: The Steps to Success

Learn the tips and tricks to writing a winning grant proposal


Grant writing is a skill nonprofit organisations and social enterprises need if they wish to gain government or philanthropic support for their project or venture. With billions of dollars given away each year by grant makers, it is essential people wishing to apply for grants are savvy and skilled, especially since philanthropic funding is considered the toughest to apply for. While there is no one magic formula to use when writing grants, there are many best practices that can increase your chances for success.

Using a practical discussion-based approach, this workshop will cover the importance of planning and research, developing your writing skills, managing risks, and understanding funding guidelines.

Core concepts

Session 1

Lessons learned from Giving Australia research
Your planning team and identifying a need
Deciding to apply: the decision tree approach
Collaboration and relationship building
Understanding funding guidelines
How a theory of change can help
Developing a grants calendar
Risk management

Session 2

Persuasive writing skills and communicating your project well
Why your budget is more important than you think
The dos and don’ts of hiring grant writers

Session 3

What happens after submission
Insights from grant makers
Self-assessment – are you ready to write a winning grant proposal?


19 March 2020, 9am – 1pm (Registration from 8:45am)

QUT Executive Education Centre
B Block, QUT Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4001

Cost: $147.00 (GST included)


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