The Role of Grant Writing in Capital Campaigns

Grant proposals are an important part of the quiet phase of capital campaigns, but if you aren’t experienced in writing for a capital campaign, there are a lot of questions you may want to ask an experienced grant professional:

  • How do you decide which funders to approach and when?
  • Should you cannibalize your current funders?
  • How do you write outcomes for capital campaigns?
  • Do you write about raising the money, the building of the building, or the programs that are happening in the building? Or all three?

What You’ll Learn:

  • How grants fit in with the overall capital campaign pyramid and timeline.
  • How to strategize which funders to approach, and when in the campaign is the best time to approach them.
  • How to build a case statement that evolves over time as the groundbreaking draws near.
  • How to describe capital expenditures as budget details goes from scarce to detailed.
  • How to answer questions about the capital campaign, construction, and program outcomes.
  • What contractual services are the most commonly available to support the grant portion of capital campaigns.

Price: $40

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This training aligns with the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s Competencies and Skills and is approved for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit (CEU).

GPC Competencies:

This program aligns with a large number of the GPCI Competencies and Skills, a full list of which can be found here.

Target Audience: 
Grant Professionals, members of organizations who are thinking about a capital campaign in the next few years, and anyone who is wondering if they can write a proposal for the organization they serve.

Level of Experience: Intermediate/Advanced

Presented By: 
Julie Assel, GPC
President/CEO Assel Grant Service

Julie founded Assel Grant Services in 2007 and has over fifteen years of experience in grant writing, research, and management. She has written and reviewed numerous federal, foundation, corporation, and local grants focused on education, healthcare, STEM, mental health, substance abuse, homeless outreach, human services, and small business. She is a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer, and currently serves as the President of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Julie has successfully secured over $144 million in grant funding over since 2003.

Length: 90 minutes