March 21, 2024

More Than Grants: Trainings & Capacity Building

This is a series about services that The Grant Plant provides in addition to our highest-volume offerings of grant research, writing, and reporting. Being a grant professional, especially in a consulting firm that operates across a variety of industries and sectors, entails much more than “just” writing. It’s about program design, budgeting, data analysis, project management, facilitation, research, and beyond. On our team, we’re fortunate to have more than a dozen exceptional grant professionals. Each team member brings their unique perspective, strategic thinking, and commitment to excellence. 

Because our team thrives on collaboration and continuously strives to better serve our clients, we’ve leveraged our complementary skills to develop a range of service offerings tailored to meet clients’ varying needs. We’ve primarily shared these offerings on an as-needed basis; now we’ve refined our service suite and are looking forward to engaging clients using a cohesive approach to support.

The beauty of these services is that they offer flexibility that enables us to accommodate new clients and work them into our mix. Instead of scrambling to meet grant deadlines, you can schedule these services in advance – whether it’s three, six, twelve months, or beyond – and we can explore working together and future engagements. By scheduling ahead, you’re not just securing our expertise – you’re investing in your future grant success and enjoying peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place.

Beyond grant research, writing, and reporting, our services encompass supplementary expertise and capabilities. Today, let’s talk about…


Capacity Building

Whether you’re navigating pre-application decisions, prospecting for grants, or fine-tuning your proposal, our training sessions have you covered. Learn when to pursue grants versus other fundraising avenues, uncover the best funding opportunities, and master the art of crafting compelling narratives and budgets. With our mix-and-match expert insights and top survival tips, your team will become equipped to succeed in the competitive world of grants and confident in unlocking your organization’s full potential for funding success.

For a more immersive experience, we offer a multi-day workshop designed to help organizations level up their grant proposal skills. With hands-on activities and comprehensive presentations, participants will dive deep into the art of planning and writing compelling proposals. Throughout the workshop, you’ll explore:

  • The Landscape: Understanding proposal components and funder priorities.
  • The Guidance: Navigating fit, registration, and submission processes.
  • The Set-Up: Organizing teams, budgeting, and creating templates.
  • The Writing: Mastering proposal writing techniques and formatting.
  • The Problem and The Solution: Identifying needs, developing approaches, and planning projects.
  • The Results: Crafting strong metrics and evaluation strategies.
  • The People and The Money: Communicating agency capacity and managing budgets.
  • The Bookends and The Plant: Wrapping up proposals and ensuring compliance.
  • The Funder: Depending on availability, we love our participants to engage with a panel of funders to gain insights and ask questions.

We’d love the opportunity to enhance your grant-seeking and take your organization’s grant writing to the next level.

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