The A-Zs of Grant Writing

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The A-Z’s of Grant Writing

This invigorating and informative course will equip you with the skills and tools needed to enter the exciting field of grant writing!  You will learn how to raise funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders and finding a good match to your organization. You will also learn how to collaborate and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together an complete proposal package including online applications.

grant writing, nonprofits, grants, business writing

Participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.


What You Will Cover

  • Introduce grant writing from ‘A-Z’
  • New techniques in finding potential funders
  • Develop effective and true partnerships anddonors
  • Organize an effective grant writing campaign
  • Build a complete proposal package


Who Should Attend

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.  It’s also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant-writing consultants or community grant-writing volunteers. 

Many of this course’s elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included.  No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z's of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

Meet the Instructor

Stacy L. Spencer joined the Museum of the City of New York in May 2011 as Director of Grants. Prior to her current position she was Director of Institutional Gifts at the Apollo Theater, where she oversaw corporate, foundation, and government fundraising during a period of extensive programmatic expansion. For eight years, Stacy worked as a Development Consultant for a range of New York City organizations including The Public Theater, Film Society at Lincoln Center, the Asian Cultural Council, the Blanton-Peale Institute, the Supportive Housing Network, and the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts. At The Public Theater, where Ms. Spencer consulted from 2003-2009, she provided vital services at a time when the dynamic theater’s organizational budget doubled from $11 million to $22 million, while both the institutional giving staff (one full-time) and the portion of the budget raised from institutional sources (40%) remained stable. At the National Academy, she assumed responsibility for institutional giving during a period of organizational transition by putting in place key structures and formulating a fundraising plan. Prior to 2002, she served at Barnard College as Associate Director of Alumnae Affairs and Yale University as the Grant Writer in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Ms. Spencer holds a Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan and graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with degrees in English and American Studies. She lives with her husband and daughter in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

SPRING 2014 Course Schedule:

Pace University Midtown
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY

April 12, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuition: $295  (includes all materials)
Course# 90325


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