Sign Up Now for Grant Writing 101!

Part of an environmental nonprofit organization, and interested in developing your professional grant writing skills?

On August 30th and 31st, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Center for Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships is partnering with the Hartford, Connecticut, Field Office & Promise Zone to host 2 grant writing training sessions. The first is geared toward more basic level grant writing, and the second will be more advanced.

Grant writing is a very valuable and useful skill set. “Key Facts on U.S. Foundations” by the Foundation Center states that $54.7 billion was donated to nonprofits by over 86,000 private, corporate, and community foundations in 2013! This is an increase of more that 80% over the decade preceding it. A HUD professional trainer will teach strategies to enhance community and organizational development, as well as the art of successful capacity building for your organization. Topics include: Strategies for a Winning Proposal /Organizational Development; Strategic Planning for Advanced Organizations; Budgeting/Financial Management; Elements of Successful Proposal/Finding Grants; Packaging & Submitting Your Proposal; Dispelling Myths & Building Relationships; Writing Your Proposal from the Funders’ Perspective; Knowing Your Funder; Logic Model; and Knowledge of Top Funders.

The two sessions will take place on August 30th and August 31st, from 10:00am to 4:30 pm at the Lyceum Conference Center – 227 Lawrence Street in Hartford. Register for the sessions separately; you can do so here and here.

For questions, contact Suzanne Piacentini via email at