Writing Successful Grant Proposals

The norm for most grant applicants is rejection. In this seminar, participants will learn how to reverse that trend. We will analyze why grants—even well-written ones—are frequently not funded; we will then probe the entire spectrum of what it takes to produce a quality grant that wins approval: from how to research available funds—whether from philanthropists or governments—to preparing a persuasive budget. The seminar will focus particularly on the application of good research, a sound rhetorical presentation, and a project design that meets the interests of the funders. Wherever possible, the seminar will be tailored to the current needs of the participants. This course is appropriate for individuals, non-profits, municipalities, and businesses small and large. And will be conducted in an informal, interactive atmosphere.

As a professional grant writer, Bob Comenole has raised millions of dollars for various agencies throughout New England. Since 1986, he has taught communications at various colleges, including Miami University, the State University of New York and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  A former executive director of a non-profit, Mr. Comenole also consults with businesses, civic organizations, law enforcement agencies and educational institutions, specializing in organizational and strategic development. He has been the recipient of several awards for his teaching, scholarship, writing and organizational development. He is also the author of several books.