Grant Writing Series for Maryland Providers

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February 15, 2023

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There are no credits available for this activity.


There is no fee for this educational activity.

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This training provides insightful guidance on the elements of grant writing for local, state, federal, private, and not-for-profit funding opportunities. This training will help to ensure that your proposal stands out from competitors by addressing questions about key components of an application such as: 

  • Identifying and appropriately prioritizing the anticipated audience
  • Aligning with funder expectations and priorities
  • Evaluation
  • Collaborations and partnerships
  • Budget planning and development
  • Writing SMART objectives
  • Framing agency expertise and competence

The training consists of two complementary four-hour sessions.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe what it means to be “Grant Ready”. 
  • Explain how to identify community needs.
  • Explain why cookie cutter proposals don’t work.
  • Identify key issues around types of funding and funders.
  • Provide effective strategies for conducting research. 
  • Define the individual components of a grant request.
  • Recognize how to become friends with budgets. 
  • Describe why stewardship is critical.

Please note that continuing education credits are not available for this activity.

Faculty: Laurie J. Rogers

Laurie Rogers has been an independent grant writer for 29 years. She has worked for a variety of clients, focusing primarily on social services. In addition to writing grants, she works with agencies to achieve their overall fundraising goals. Prior to being a grant writer, Laurie was a Capital Campaign Director for a $30 million effort and an Annual Fund Director at a local museum. She has also served as a fundraising volunteer for her college and graduate school for many years. She has taught grant writing and fundraising courses at VCU, UVA, and other entities for the past 22 years, which keeps her focused on current trends and changes in the non-profit sector.