Thursday, August 10, 2017

GPA WEBINAR - The Narrative Thread in Your Grant Proposal: Telling a Compelling Story Without Writing Fiction - RECORDING

Start Date: 12/31/2023 1:00 PM CST
End Date: 12/31/2023 2:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Virtual Webinar

Organization Name: Grant Professionals Association

Kelli Romero
Phone: 9137883000

Webinar Description: 

A fun presentation that offers a new perspective on proposal writing. Attendees will learn how to write a grant proposal using the elements of fiction--without making things up.

Learning Objectives align with GPC Competency: How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application and include:
  • Learning how to ensure the sections of a grant proposal are interconnected while providing an overview of the sections a typical grant proposal.
  • How to tell a compelling story while still following the funder's guidelines and answering the funder's questions.
  • Making the proposal relatable to the reviewer.
  • Learning to associate the sections of a grant proposal with elements of fiction, which allows the grant pro another way of looking at and describing the programs and services being proposed.

Attendees will Increase knowledge of proposal construction by seeing proposal writing in a fresh new light.

Sharon Skinner is the Grants Coordinator for the City of Mesa. She holds a B.A. in English from Ottawa University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Prescott College. In 2007, she was one of the first grant professionals in the United States to become Grant Professional Certified (GPC). She is the author of numerous works of fiction, including her bestselling Healer’s Legacy series and a recent YA Urban Fantasy, Collars and Curses. She teaches nationally and blogs regularly about the craft of writing. Find out more about Sharon on the web at

Skill Level:
Early-career; Mid-career; Advanced

Learning Track: 
Proposal Development/Communication Strategies

GPC Competencies:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application