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Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Winning Proposal

November 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

$95 – $125

Learn the basic principles of effective grant writing, the steps to developing a targeted proposal and where to search for funds.

Learning to write a grant is a great way to build your resume and learn valuable skills. If you work for a nonprofit organization that needs funding, learning how to write an effective grant makes you a valuable member of the team and helps your organization grow. 

The learning objectives for this workshop are:
  • Grant Writing Basics
  • How to Write a Grant Proposal
  • Searching for Funding.

This workshop includes grant writing myths, jargon to avoid, steps to developing an effective proposal, where to seek funding and how to stay in the know about both government and foundation funding opportunities.  This workshop is for anyone looking to write a grant, whether for a nonprofit organization or as a freelancer.

Heather Fisher, CEO of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI), will be teaching this workshop.  Before working for OzSBI, Heather operated her own grant writing business, Heartland Strategies, for 10 years.  Heather has successfully written grant proposals for community groups, nonprofit organizations, and government entities, has been awarded over $4.5 million in grant funds. Heather will be sharing her process for writing a winning proposal and the pitfalls to avoid. 

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Maximum capacity:

To reserve your seat in this workshop, payment must be received in advance of the workshop. OzSBI does not reimburse for canceled workshops; instead, you will receive credit in the amount of the workshop cost. The credit can be applied towards other workshops or events during the same year. It will become a donation to OzSBI if not used by December 31st, 2024.

Facilitated by: Heather Fisher

As the Chief Executive Officer, Heather oversees OzSBI’s strategic development, fundraising and outreach.  She is a certified Business Advisor with GrowthWheel and LaunchU, mentoring small business and facilitating workshops.  Heather moved to the West Plains area in 1998 and with her husband Chrys and has two sons. She has a Masters in Social Work from Washington University with a focus in Social and Economic Development and a minor in Nonprofit Management. Previously, Heather served in the Peace Corps in Thailand, was the Economic Developer of Thayer and Oregon County for three years, and operated her own grant writing business for ten years. 


408 Washington Ave
West Plains, MO 65775 United States
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