12 hours total – maximum # of students: 20

  • 3 evenings of 4 hours, or
  • 2 weekdays or weekend days of 6 hours

This is a complete “hands-on” course.

Who this course is intented for:

Anyone whose responsibility it is to write grant applications, proposals for contract work: either independently or as part of a team.

Each participant receives:

  • Proposal Writing Handbook
  • One-on-one time with Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. facilitator
  • Review of a proposal or grant application

*If required, CCAE, Inc. can assist participants with writing an actual proposal for an extra fee.

UNIT 1

  • Terminology, acronyms and three-letter words
  • Request For Proposals vs. Grant Applications
  • Who issues RFPs and why?
  • Where is all that free grant money?

UNIT 2

  • What goes into a winning proposal / grant application
  • Winning proposals are…
  • Proposal format and style
  • The layout and “look” of your proposal

UNIT 3

  • Creating a team approach to writing proposals
  • Creating strategic partnerships
  • The process step-by-step

UNIT 4

  • How to rise above your competition and get the contract / grant
  • Pitfalls to avoid when writing proposals

UNIT 5

  • Setting your budget
  • Why price is not always the major issue
  • How to get more money

UNIT 6

  • How proposals are evaluated
  • How to think like an evaluator
  • What to do if you do not win
  • 16 guidelines for writing proposals

UNIT 7

  • Evaluation of Your Proposal(s)