Learn How to Write a Successful Proposal and How the Grants Process Works

Knowing how to write grants is a useful skill in today’s world. Learn the nitty-gritty through a workshop on proposal writing and the grants process on Saturday, December 1. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the library media room at Antioch University New England (AUNE). The workshop is open to the public.

Don Woodhouse, AUNE’s grants office director, will lead the interactive workshop. He will discuss the role of grant funding in nonprofit organizations, provide an overview of the grants process, and give practical advice on planning and writing competitive proposals. Participants will learn how to look for potential funders and the basic format and elements of a grant proposal.

Woodhouse will emphasize how to clearly describe and document program needs and proposed activities. The workshop will also address budget planning and preparation, and how to evaluate program success. Other topics include how to register for and submit proposals online, and how to manage grant awards.

At AUNE, Woodhouse advises faculty members and students on program development, proposal writing, and managing grant awards. He has extensive experience as a researcher and research administrator, as well as expertise developing proposals and managing grants for universities, hospitals, theaters, and other nonprofit groups. He reviews proposals for the federal Health Resources and Services Administration and has written successful proposals to the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and many state agencies and foundations.

The fee for the workshop is $140. Preregistration is required; early registration is encouraged. Registration forms and a check for the workshop fee must be received two weeks prior to the workshop date. Find the workshop description page, with a link to a mail-in registration page, here.

Bring a brown bag lunch, and arrive before 9 a.m. for morning refreshments and to sign in. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, a spring snow date will be set.

For more information, visit the AUNE Continuing Education website, or contact Cindy Snow at csnow1@antioch.edu, 603-283-2414.