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Gwinnett Series | Grant Writing

Grant writers must consider both the practical and conceptual aspects of a competitive grant proposal: Great proposals focus on the funding organization (be they a foundation or corporate grant maker) and include the “extras” that make the difference between success and failure.

Taking a strategic approach to pursuing grants is key to securing the needed financial support for your organization's mission. If the success of your operations and programs depends on receiving grants, or you'd like to begin pursuing grants to diversify your revenue stream, this session is for you. Join us to learn how to find information and resources to help in writing grants, as well as how to write compelling applications and proposals.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research statistics that illustrate the problem statement.
  • Structure and write letters of inquiry, proposals, and applications for foundation and corporate grants.
  • Prepare a clear and compelling budget justification.


  • EDs/CEOs
  • Development directors and similar
  • Grant managers/coordinators


Elizabeth has worked with and on behalf of low-wealth and marginalized populations to create a positive social impact over the last 12 years. She brings a unique background of generating and implementing innovative and break-through ideas within the social sector. Elizabeth holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where she was a CASE (Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship) Scholar.

Prior to her role at GCN, Elizabeth was the Director of Finance and Administration at Covenant House Georgia (CHGA) where she oversaw the acquisition and renovation of a $2.3 million, 7 acre, 61,000 square foot property. Prior to CHCA, Elizabeth was Care Coordinator at Pathways Community Network Inc., a technology-based social enterprise which operates Georgia’s Homeless Management Information System. She began her career in Washington DC working with leaders from Congress, the Federal Government, and the private sector on policy issues related to women and girls.

Elizabeth has advised several nonprofits and small businesses on strategy and business models. Elizabeth has expertise in the areas of social enterprise, business planning for nonprofit organizations and small businesses, strategic planning, grant management, feasibility studies, data management and technology systems, and market research. She has written several research and policy reports and presented at national and state-wide conferences.

Elizabeth lives in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys gardening. 


  • December 13, 2019


9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
4900 Lewis Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Registration Details

$30 per session

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Register for all four classes for $100
($20 discount)

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Stone Mountain
Grant Writing  |  12.13.19

Gwinnett Series – Fall 2019
All 4 classes

Stone Mountain 2-Pack
Board Development & Grant Writing
11.15.19 & 12.13.19


Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.

Thank you to our sponsors Primerica and Nordson, and to our partners Peachtree Christian Health and FODAC for hosting the series.


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