Proposal Writing

You can master the art of proposal writing by identifying appropriate funders, learning their perspectives, and creating a comprehensive and competitive proposal using current best practices. Many classes available in-person, online, and in Spanish.

Corporate Funding

Learn the differences between foundation and corporate giving, including what motivates corporations to give, what they expect of you, and how you can find potential corporate partners. 

Fundraising: Individual Giving

Individuals and families are the largest source of funding, but there are as many ways to ask them for money as there are individual funders. We can show you reliable approaches to seeking funding from a wide range of people.

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Project Budgets

    Are you ready to start fundraising, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

  • Introduction to Proposal Writing

    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This popular class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

  • Foundation Center’s Online Proposal Writing Course 

    Completely online and self-directed, this course puts you in charge of your own learning as you move through 15 lessons covering all aspects of proposal writing. We’ll give you plenty of guidance along the way with examples, worksheets, and templates to get you on your way to writing that proposal. You’ll have three months from the date of purchase to access the course, time you can use to complete the course at your own convenience and at your own pace!

  • Proposal Writing Boot Camp 

    This three-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. You  will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.


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Fundraising Resources


Finding grants for your nonprofit

Visit GrantSpace for easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources, including live help from Foundation Center experts, that can help your organization function more smoothly.


Funding strategies for foundations

Visit GrantCraft for curated resources, such as case studies, infographics, and podcasts, that use the collected wisdom of the funding community to help you be more strategic and effective in your work.