Great Grant Writing from A to Z!

A seminar for nonprofit staff members involved in grant writing


  • How do you write a successful grant proposal for your nonprofit?
  • What are the essential elements of a proposal and how do you use each to present your organization in the best possible light to a potential funder?
  • How do you make a good proposal, a GREAT proposal? 

Attendees will work in small groups to develop the outline of a 'real' funding proposal, following the presentation by two seasoned professionals.  Then each group will make a brief presentation of their 'proposal' and receive feedback from peers and the presenters. A vote will be cast for the most compelling proposal!


Lauren Steiner, Founder and President, Grants Plus

The firm makes it easier for nonprofit organizations to succeed in the grant seeking process. Grants Plus has helped organizations secure nearly $100 million in grant funding since 2007. Grants Plus earned a Weatherhead 100 Upstart Award for four consecutive years and a 2014 Inside Business Northeast Ohio Success Award.  Lauren holds a a JD from CSU's Marshall College of Law.


Dana Textoris, Director of Client Engagement, for Grants Plus

Since 2013, Dana has built relationships with nonprofits in need of Grants Plus's services and designed the company's standards for excellence in grant writing. Previously, she worked in development for NARAL Pro-Choice California and the ACLU of Northern California. She also managed a $1 million tribute campaign for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Dana holds a BA with distinction in Women's Studies from The Ohio State University.


Presenting sponsor:

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Friday, July 21, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


6701 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103

BVU Member: $65.00

Registration: $95.00

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