How to Write Your First Grant


July 18, 2019
11:30 - 12:30pm


The Link at Kendall Square
255 Main Street, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142


Rachel Saint Firmin

You’ve been tasked with writing your first grant proposal for your organization, and you have no idea where to start. What information goes in which section? Are you using enough data? How much money should you ask for?

If you’re new to grant writing, the process can seem convoluted, overwhelming, and stressful. We know the feeling!

In this FREE one-hour workshop, Rachel Saint Firmin, an experienced fundraiser and and consultant from Elevate, will walk you through basic do’s and don’ts to help you write your first grant with confidence. At Elevate we’ve worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations to win millions of dollars for their programs, and we’ve learned a thing or two about what constitutes a winning grant (and the mistakes to avoid).

By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand:

  • The different types of grants you can apply for, and the pros and cons of each;
  • The anatomy of a grant proposal, and what information to include in each section; and
  • How to tell a compelling story in your proposal that gets funders’ attention.

This workshop will be hosted at The Link at Kendall Square, located steps away from the Kendall Square T station, right next to the Marriott. 

About Elevate

We are a growing grant writing firm based in DC with a staff of nearly 50, and we work with nonprofit organizations around the country to help them build and maintain strong grant programs. We have partnered with over 200 nonprofits across the country since 2013 and raised over $200 million from local and national private funders, corporate foundations, and public agencies. We love sharing what we've learned from working with our clients, so you don't have to learn those lessons the hard way!

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


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