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Proposal Writing Workshop

The New York Capacity Building Collaborative is accepting applications for a one-day proposal writing workshop.  

Are you a nonprofit that has strong programs, outcomes, and dynamic stakeholders (staff, board, constituents, volunteers), but need additional support to tell your story or make your pitch? If so, this session on fundraising from foundations could help you. It will focus on creating a well-crafted template based on the NY/NJ Common Application Form that can be easily updated as new information is developed internally, so you will be poised to submit letters of inquiries and proposals to a cadre of new foundations.

Once a template is developed, replicating it for submission is easier and less time-consuming than creating individual proposals from scratch each time. This will allow your fundraising and executive staff to spend more time marketing your organizations to prospective grantmakers and developing closer and deeper relationships with funders.

The session will also focus on how to make a compelling ask using outcomes, goals, and strategies, and work on the executive summary of the proposal template. In a break-out session, you will receive constructive feedback on the executive summary, which is critical as it can make or break a submission. 
Trainer Info:

Utilizing almost sixteen years of experience in fundraising, Rovika Rajkishun’s expertise includes strategies for increasing revenues and diversifying funding streams, individual donor and board stewardship, and establishing and maintaining relationships with foundations and corporate grantors. She is currently the development director for the New York Immigration Coalition. She also teaches as part of the Robin Hood Foundation's Grant Readiness Training Program (G.R.I.T). She is on the board of directors of Girls for Gender Equity and Wild Earth; and is a board member of Community Board 7. Rovika has a bachelor of arts in comparative religion from Barnard College. For the last 16 years, she has lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, with her husband. They have two sons.

Who Should Attend:

This session is ideal for the staff member that works the most closely with foundations.

Dates and Times:

  • One-Day Training: Tuesday, December 11, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • One-hour follow-up sessions: January 10th, 2019 or January 11th, 2019

Location: Midtown

Who is eligible to attend:

This training is free to grantees of the Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, North Star Fund, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.  

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, November 21st. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training by Tuesday, November 27th.

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