AI-Assisted Grant Writing

This workshop focuses on the strategic integration of AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, to craft effective and personalized grant proposals. The comprehensive 8-hour workshop is designed for nonprofit professionals seeking to enhance their grant writing skills and organizational efficiency. The workshop goal is to streamline the grant writing process, significantly improve your success rates, and thereby support your organization's growth and impact.

The workshop delves into the essential components of successful grant systems, offering a holistic approach that encompasses both the strategic alignment of your organization's mission with funder expectations and the art of storytelling through data. By turning quantitative data into compelling narratives and detailed budgets into visionary stories of future success, we aim to transform grant writing from a cumbersome task into a potent tool for securing necessary funding.

We place a strong emphasis on working smarter, not harder. To this end, we incorporate cutting-edge technology into your grant strategy, leveraging AI to customize proposals that resonate on a deeper level with funders. This innovative approach not only increases the efficiency of the grant writing process but also ensures your proposals stand out in a competitive funding landscape.

This workshop is not just about learning to write grants; it's about mastering a comprehensive system that leverages both technology and strategic insight to make grant writing an effective tool in your mission to create positive change.

Workshop Focus Areas

  1. Transforming Grant Writing from Chore to Opportunity: We redefine the grant writing process, aiming for systemic mastery that integrates grant seeking into the fabric of thriving nonprofit operations.
  2. Strategic Approach to Funding: Participants will learn how to navigate the grant ecosystem effectively, ensuring their organization's efforts are well-aligned with the priorities of potential funders.
  3. Technology Integration for Tailored Proposals: Utilizing AI tools like ChatGPT, we'll demonstrate how to personalize your applications, making them more appealing to funders.
  4. Empowering Through Knowledge: Beyond imparting practical grant writing skills, this course is designed to empower participants to become agents of change within their organizations, enhancing their capacity to fulfill their missions.
  5. Emphasizing Community Impact: Success is measured not by the amount of funds raised alone but by the positive change these funds facilitate within communities, from expanding services to enhancing outreach and improving lives.

CFRE Approved Program

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The University of Richmond Institute on Philanthropy is a CFRE-approved provider for continuing education. Full participation in IOP courses is applicable for points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification based on the number of contact hours listed for the class.

Earn the AI-Assisted Grant Writing Badge

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Students who complete this workshop successfully will earn the AI-Assisted Grant Writing badge. Once earned, you can share this badge on your website, digital resume and social media profiles to demonstrate to employers and colleagues that you’ve completed the program’s outcomes.