Fundraising Strategies & Grant Writing for Your Social Enterprise

July 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

You’ve got a great social enterprise idea, project or venture but to take the next step, you need funding. This session is for you!

About this Event

EDGE is pleased to host a two-part webinar series by Dr. Bethany Osborne on fundraising strategies and grant writing. You will be introduced to elements of developing a fundraising strategy, including telling a compelling story and the key elements of writing a grant proposal, as well as work plans and budgets. You will gain tips, insights and strategies to achieve success in your funding endeavors.

Part 1 (July 8): Developing a Funding Strategy: Telling a Compelling Story

You will:

  • Discuss the elements of an effective funding strategy
  • Apply the elements of an effective funding strategy to your own context
  • Identify the different steps to create a strong funding application Identify the different components that make a compelling story
  • Draft components of your funding strategy and project story

Part 2 (July 16): Writing Funding Applications (Grant Writing 101)

You will:

  • Review the different steps to create a strong funding application
  • Understand the essential components of a work plan and budget
  • Practice step-by-step development of a project-specific work plan and budget
  • Leave the session with components needed to create your next funding application

PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to attend both webinars for a robust exploration of practices and strategies. You will need to register for each date separately.

This session is open to:

    • EDGE members
    • Sheridan students, faculty and staff
    • General public

Featured Guest: Dr. Bethany Osborne

Dr. Bethany Osborne is an innovative community practitioner, educator and researcher with over 20 years of experience building and engaging diverse communities. Over her career, she has worked with diverse organizations, enjoying a key role in supporting community transformation through innovative and creative program and project design, grant writing, and working with community leaders to develop dynamic projects that affect social change.

Please make sure you have a working internet connection.


This is a free event.

Space is limited. Register now to save your spot!

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