Transformational Grant Writing Through a Race-Based Lens

This webinar series is designed for grant writers, including those just starting out in the grant-writing field, as well as nonprofit professionals, fundraisers, and community change agents who have a desire to understand the concepts of equity, impact, and sustainability in grant writing.

  • Live two-hour webinars
  • September 4, 11 and 18
  • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT
  • All Modules are recorded should you miss a date.
  • Participants must complete the Grant Proposal assignments in order to receive CFRE points and a digital badge.

The goals for this webinar series are to provide guidance related to creating transformational grant proposals that address a specific issue or community through a race-based lens and to provide best practices on how to develop race-conscious grant project goals, objectives, and metrics.

You should plan to invest a total of 6-8 hours per week, broken down as follows:

  • Weekly 2-hour live webinar with expert facilitators
  • Instructional content diving deeper into the topics covered in each week’s live session
  • Grant Proposal assignment to support your transformational grant-writing journey
  • Collaboration Sessions 

To accommodate diversity in learning styles, the three weeks will include live virtual webinars, a small group discussion, and peer activities.

Full participation in Transformational Grant Writing Through a Race-Based Lens is applicable for 6 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Inclusive Philanthropy Institute
Maia McGill
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In this module, we will explore key concepts in grant writing, including equity, impact, and sustainability, with emphasis on examining the historical context of systemic racism in fundraising and its perpetuation in grant writing. Learners will examine and discuss case studies and examples of successful race-conscious grant proposals that effectively addressed systemic racism and promoted equity, collaboration, and access.

This module focuses on centering marginalized voices in collaborative efforts in grant proposals, devoid of deficit framing, tokenization, and saviorism. Emphasis will be placed on inclusive philanthropic practices, including community engagement and partnership-building strategies that do not create and implement programming or initiatives FOR our communities, but rather WITH them.

Learners will focus on strategies for refining and finalizing grant proposals, including identifying weaknesses and gaps as well as ensuring alignment with race-conscious principles and best practices in grant writing. The module will conclude with a reflection session, during which learners will share insights and discuss strategies for advancing race equity in their grant writing.

Early Bird Registration July 15-August 9: $315 per person
General Registration August 10-23: $350 per person
Marts&Lundy Client Registration: $315 per person throughout the registration period