Nonprofit Grantwriting Part 2: Advanced

This webinar is part of the 2021-22 Nonprofit Webinar Series hosted by the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and will be presented by Lynn Gibson, Ed.D., Clinical Professor for the Leadership, Education Psychology and Foundations Department and Kim Suedbeck, Ed.D. Clinical Assistant Professor for the Curriculum and Instruction Department at Northern Illinois University. 


  • Review the overall structure and expectations for grantwriting
  • Learn how to identify and research new potential funding sources
  • Learn how to craft a compelling letter of inquiry
  • Acquire the tools to create effective program budgets (including how to calculate indirect costs)
  • Discover how to manage next steps when awarded a grant

This grantwriting workshop is a more advanced session for development professionals who are currently responsible for preparing grant proposals for their organizations, those who have done so in the past and are looking to refresh their skills, as well as, anyone who has taken the Grantwriting – Part 1: Basics workshop and is looking to dive deeper. Explore the art and science behind creating competitive grant requests and how to ensure they get the attention of the staff and boards of private and corporate foundations. Learn about research resources; the importance of building relationships with foundation officers; how to craft effective goals, objectives, outcomes, and impact statements; and how to create an effective project budget and other financial requirements (e.g., indirect costs). Resources will be provided.

All sessions will be held over Zoom. Register now at: Each webinar is $25.

Dial-In Information

All sessions will be held over Zoom. Register at: to receive dial-in instructions. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Professional Development

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Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public




Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations


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Caleb Cox

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