October 2019 Program

The Proposal: From Draft to Pitch

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lakeland Community College -
Holden University Center, Room 119
4242 OH-306
Kirtland, OH 44094

Sponsored by

Want to get up to grant speed in a hurry? Then join AFP, Lakeland, and Candid for an intensive day-long program that will teach you how to put a proposal together, submit it, and (maybe!) get a real $500 grant for the organization of your choice.

In the morning, experts from Candid.org will teach you —or you and a team of your coworkers—the basics of grant proposal development. You’ll then receive submission guidelines, and will be given time to use what you learned to assemble a two-page LOI to submit to our team of on-site grants experts from the world of local nonprofits and foundations. (NOTE: ONLY THE FIRST 40 LOIs submitted will be considered).

After lunch and a review of the relationship-building side of the grants process, the top 4 submissions as selected by the reviewers will be asked to give a 5-minute pitch. The winner of the $500 grant will then be selected by a poll of those in the audience.

This is sure to be an exciting, educational, and raucous day!—we hope you’ll be able to join us!

Come as a team - bring some co-workers!  





4 CFRE credits approved

9:30 am - Registration
10:00 am to 11:15 am - Introductory session on proposal writing and proposal budgeting
11:15 am to 11:30 am - Introduction of the assignment (Follow guidelines to create a 2 page LOI)
1:00 pm - LOI is due
1:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm - Relationship building & making the pitch
2:45 pm - Break, then the 4 top LOIs will be announced
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm - Networking time while LOI finalists prepare their pitch
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm - LOI finalists make their pitch
3:45 pm - LOI winner announced (audience will use online survey to vote for winner)

LOI winner will receive $500 to be used towards their organization or a non-profit of their choice!  

LOI reviewers will include:
Greg SandersVice President for Institutional Advancement & Executive Director, The Lakeland Foundation
Nelson BeckfordProgram Director, Neighborhood Revitalization & Engagement, The Cleveland Foundation

Cost to Attend:
$60 members
$75 non-members


Major Sponsors

(Presenting Partner for the Chapter's Mentoring Program)

Supporting Sponsors