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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

Course in Grant Writing Basics To Begin on October 7.

09/17/2021 5:02 PM | Barbara Cervoni (Administrator)

GPLH Co-President Alison Paul will be teaching a virtual course this fall through Westchester Community College: “Grant Writing Basics for NonProfit Organizations” will be offered via ZOOM from 6-9 pm on four Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Class Description

Learn how nonprofits raise funds, including the importance of grants. Gain knowledge and skills to develop effective foundation proposals. Topics include how to find grant prospects; the elements of a strong proposal; how to write a clear and compelling requests and the basics of budgets.

The class is interactive with assignments culminating in completing a short proposal. There will be writing activities and interactive breakout groups, as well as a detailed PowerPoint presentation filled with guidance, useful information, and many examples of proposals and budgets. Designed for those who want to hone their grant writing skills or learn more about the field.

Registration Information

Click here to view the WCC course catalog, then:

  • View the course listing on page 2 at the bottom (CE-GRANT 2000, 4 Thursdays, $166, #83503)
  • View registration information on pages 54 and 55

Register Online: Go to www.sunywcc.edu/mywcc. Click on “Class Search-Continuing Ed." then type CE-GRANT 2000 into the search box

Register by Phone: Call 914-606-6830, press #1.

About the Instructor

Alison Paul launched her grant strategy and grant writing business in 2008. Inspired to help clients fulfill their important missions, she has written grants for the arts, advocacy, children, the environment, human services, social justice, and other causes. Her work includes grant writing, prospect research, assessing grant readiness, editing, and mentoring grant writers.

Alison has also assisted organizations with strategic planning, creating fundraising plans and writing cases of support. She has presented grant-writing workshops and moderated panels for several organizations in Westchester. She is co-president of Grants Professionals of Lower Hudson (GPLH) and was previously President of the Association of Development Officers (ADO).

In fall 2021, Alison was appointed CEO of Destination College, which helps under-resourced high school students achieve academic success, obtain admission to and persist in college. She was a grant writer for 10 years at the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, raising over $12 million. As Executive Director of the Pelham Art Center she was involved in all aspects of fundraising and management. She worked previously as Director of Education at the South Street Seaport Museum and The Hudson River Museum.

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