Grant Writing Training

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This two-day Grant Writing training is intended to help build new capacity for nonprofit organizations. This intensive, hands-on training will help aspiring and experienced grant writers approach grant writing with increased confidence. At the end of the training, participants will understand all the components of a grant application and have a new way of looking at what works in their organization and community. All participants will receive a free copy of Mapping the Course: A Practical Approach to Grant Writing.

The workshop will help participants: 
  • Understand what funders are looking for in grant applications; 
  • Use a Program Planning Framework to develop grant proposals that tell a coherent and compelling story;
  • Infuse their strengths into proposal to develop strong, competitive applications; and 
  • Understand how to find grant opportunities.

Registration is limited to the first 50 people

When & Where 
June 7th - 8th, 2018

Blessed Sacrament Church
305 E Street
South Charleston, WV 25303

  • Day 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2018: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Day 2 – Friday, June 8, 2018: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Registration is $200 per person. This fee covers all materials, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and breaks each day. Member organizations of the West Virginia Nonprofit Association are eligible to send two (2) people at a discounted rate of $175. Please make checks payable to WVCNCS. We are happy to send an invoice if that is more convenient for your organization. We are unable to accept credit card payments.


Please contact Moya Doneghy at 304-558-0111 or

About the Instructor
Alice Ruhnke, Founder and Owner of The Grant Advantage

Alice Ruhnke is the founder and owner of The Grant Advantage, progressive, innovative consulting business devoted to helping nonprofit organizations unleash their strengths to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, The Grant Advantage’s services include grant writing; funding searches; qualitative evaluation; capacity building assistance; and learning opportunities through trainings, workshops, webinars, and manuals. 

Alice has raised over $27 million writing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants and has managed the sub-granting and monitoring of federal capacity-building funds to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia. If Alice is not at her computer writing, she can usually be found facilitating trainings for individuals and organizations. Alice is also the author of Mapping the Course: A Practical Approach to Grant Writing, a practical, step-by-step manual that walks through an entire grant proposal from start to finish. 

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