Great Grant Writing

Wednesday February 29 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday March 7th 5:00pm to 8:00pm - in San Francisco
Wednesday March 14th 6:00 to 9:00pm
Wednesday March 21st 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you want to win a grant to fund your project, program or organization? Are you exploring grantwriting as a career? Start by sharpening your grantwriting skills to appeal to today's funders! In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn to "sell" your work to foundation and corporate funders with a well-crafted grant proposal. We'll focus on your readers' interests and how best to tell them your story. The class will allow time for you to clarify your thoughts, commit your ideas to paper, and process lots of new information.

This unique class features:

* An easy 4-step method for planning before you write;
* Extensive handouts;
* Class discussions and role plays;
* Hands-on exercises;
* Homework;
* Focused funding research training and practice;
* Lots of personalized feedback from your classmates and the instructor.

This video sample features the instructor in an online grantwriting webinar

Please come to the first class with a project in mind that you'd like to get funded. If you are not currently working on that project, you can invent one for the class.

Note: This class is designed for beginning or intermediate grantwriters

This class includes a session on funder research that will be held at the Foundation Center in San Francisco.

March 21st - The optional fourth session will offer participants the opportunity to refine their work, get additional feedback, and add important final touches to their pieces in preparation for submitting them to funders. We will also consider some more advanced grantwriting concepts.

Instructor: Dalya F. Massachi specializes in helping nonprofit professionals advance their missions through outstanding written materials, online and offline. She has worked with community-minded organizations for more than 15 years, and has authored countless successful grant proposals, marketing pieces, and articles. Since 2001, Dalya has taught writing techniques to nearly 1,000 workshop participants, and has coached dozens of professionals one-on-one. Look for Dalya's 2010 book "Writing to Make a Difference: 25 Powerful Techniques to Boost Your Community Impact." She currently pens a regular column on, entitled "The Writer's Block." Visit her website and subscribe to her free e-newsletter at

Location: First, third and fourth sessions:
1904 Franklin Street
Third Floor Conference Room
Oakland, CA 94612
One block from the 19th Street BART station

Second session: 312 Sutter Street, #606
San Francisco, CA 94105
Near the Montgomery BART station

Space-limited; (reserve your space today!)

Media Alliance Members - 3 Session Workshop
Media Alliance Members - 4 Session Workshop
Non-Members - 3 Session Workshop
Non-Members - 4 Session Workshop
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