Funders want to address real problems in their giving areas, which means your proposal must demonstrate why your program is necessary and important to your community.
However, too many proposals present a need that is vague, not supported by data, or misaligned with other sections of a grant application. Any of these issues make it easy for reviewers to overlook your proposal.
During this TargetED, Alice Ruhnke will show you how to craft a compelling statement of need that highlights the importance of your project in your community.
In this session you’ll learn:
- the fundamentals of developing a need section;
- which data sources can help tell your story;
- the two major components of a need section and how to connect them to each other and the rest of your application;
- best practices in describing your community and target population;
- ways to identify, discuss, and address the root causes of the problems; and,
- how to navigate confusing grant-related terminology.
You’ll leave ready to write a data-driven needs statement that is aligned with your program and the funder’s priorities.
TargetEDs are designed with beginners in mind. This session contains 30 minutes of practical teaching and 15 minutes of Q&A with Alice. It’s perfect for any member of a nonprofit organization seeking to strengthen their proposal writing skills.
You will receive two GrantStation emails:
1. A copy of your paid invoice
2. A confirmation email from Zoom for the webinar with the login credentials
If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.
GrantStation does not refund registration fees. Fees may be applied to any webinar scheduled within 30 days.
After the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the recording and any handouts.