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National Speaker Series: Dr. Bev Browning, Grant Writing Expert

Thursday, August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By Nonprofit Connect
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What Funders Look for in a Winning Grant Proposal

Figuring out the right way to pitch your grant proposal to a funder may seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, there are proven formulas and things that even a "dummy" can do to make your grant proposal sing.  

Join Grant Writing for Dummies author and grant expert, Dr. Beverly A. Browning, to learn what funders look for in your grant requests. Dr. Bev will take you through every section of the grant application's narrative and budget section and point out the red flags that can result in not receiving a grant award. Sections that will be reviewed include:

  • Organization History and Capability
  • Statement of Need
  • Program Design
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Budget
  • Attachments

This session is ideal for anyone who writes grants, whether you are a full time grant writer, a volunteer board member, or a consultant looking to get into the grant writing business. Participants in this session will walk away with an increased awareness of funding request red flags and tips on how to maximize the impact of your narrative responses in online e-grant applications portals.

As a bonus, one attendee will receive a free copy of Grant Writing for Dummies ? 6th Edition, authored by Dr. Beverly A. Browning.

This is a program of the Grant Writing and National Speaker Series.


Patrick Rooney, Ph.D., Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Indiana University, Nonprofit Connect Presenter
Dr. Beverly A. Browning, MPA, DBA, CSPF, has been consulting in grant writing, RFP responses, technical writing, and organizational development for over four decades. Her clients have included Tribal nations, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, career, volunteer, and combination fire departments; chambers of commerce, faith-based organizations, and units of government including state and federal government agencies; school districts and colleges; charter schools, social and human service agencies, hospitals, service associations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Browning has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving more than $500 million. 
Dr. Browning is the author of 43 grant-related publications, including six editions (over 1 million books sold) of Grant Writing For Dummies? ( She is also an international trainer and keynote speaker. In 2015, she was selected by the Centers for Disease Control NICRD division to conduct a five-day Grant Writing Boot Camp in South Africa for ministers of health and other top-level health directors from 23 African countries.

Full participation in this training is also applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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