Drawing from his 14 years’ experience, Kenny Weill will lead attendees through the process of writing a clear, concise, and compelling foundation grant narrative. This includes both the longer “full proposal” narrative and the shorter concept paper or letter of inquiry. He will end with tips to avoid common pitfalls, and key components of a strong proposal.
Participants will have the tools necessary to tell their organization’s and program’s story in a narrative that will be compelling to funders.
This workshop will cover:
- Importance of the needs statement.
- Importance of including measurable objectives and outcomes.
- Importance of differentiating your organization and/or program from all others
- What to include in a logic model that will prepare you to write a grant proposal
- What to include in the Statement of Need
- The difference between outputs and outcomes
- How to craft S.M.A.R.T. objectives
- How to tie in outcomes with the evaluation
By the end of the session, participants will be able to craft all sections of a compelling grant proposal including:
- Organization background
- Target population
- Statement of need
- Goals and S.M.A.R.T. objectives
- Activities and outputs
- Outcomes and evaluation
This session is ideal for leaders, board members and development staff of small- to mid-sized organizations.
Kenny Weill launched K. Weill Consulting Group in 2002, which focuses on strategic fund development for nonprofits. Kenny works with Boards and executive staff on fundraising assessments and creation of actionable Fund Development Plans. His practice provides other fundraising services, such as case statements, appeals, online giving strategy, grant research and writing, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) database solutions, and more. He has published articles and regularly trains, coaches, and presents on fund development strategy. Kenny delivers additional services outside the fundraising realm to help build his clients’ capacity, including marketing content, reports, and copy editing.
Pleased with the return on their investment in his services, many of Kenny’s clients are return customers, and most hear about him through referrals from other clients or consultants.
In 2009, Kenny co-founded NPO Connect (http://npoconnect.org), an online skill-building platform for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.
Prior to consulting, Kenny held management, research and other positions in community-based, academic, health care and government settings. He received an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Kenny is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and adheres to their Code of Ethical Standards and Principles. He also is a member of the Nonprofit Technology Network, Nonprofit Consultants Network and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and enjoys working collaboratively with other consultants.
Kenny has a long history of community-based volunteerism.
Full participation in Introduction to Grant Writing: How to Craft a Foundation Grant Proposal is applicable for 3.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. Please contact Michael Underhill, Programs and Services Manager with any questions.