How to Write a Grant Proposal – Impact, Methodology

How to Write a Grant Proposal – Impact, Methodology

There are at least three key elements to crafting an effective grant proposal. They include: the impact statement, methodology and timeline. This course will cover each of the three elements in depth. You will be able to demonstrate why impact is necessary, the audience and learn a simple formula for crafting an impact statement. A project methodology describes the activities that will be included in the grant project and why those activities were chosen. It is a critical component to enabling funders to understand that you can carry out the work associated with your grant project. This course will cover identifying tasks for carrying out a project, prioritizing tasks and defining milestones. Participants will learn how to construct a Gantt chart in order to display and schedule project activities.


After completing this course, learners should be able to do the following:

  • Develop an organized approach to writing a grant proposal impact, methodology, and timeline;
  • Organizing grant writing projects and teams;
  • Describe audience for whom the grant project is being carried out and their needs;
  • Collecting supporting research data;
  • Prioritizing tasks and activities associated with a grant project;
  • Estimating project timeline;
  • Creating a Gantt chart to schedule project tasks and milestones.

Who Should Attend?

  • Grants managers who need help articulating grant project impact, methods, and time.
  • Grant writers who need help organizing proposal responses.
  • Individuals who require an introduction to grants management.
  • Any individual who needs help estimating project time.

This is a free, in-person workshop taking place at the Middletown Library Service Center. The presenter is Ira Revels.

Comments from evaluations from previous class:

          "I learned so much that is useful even outside the grant process."

"Fantastic experience and very useful!"

          "Please offer again!"

"Instructor is fantastic and inspirational!"

          "Would love more from this instructor. Very clear and responsive. Big picture thinker."

"Most useful aspects of the workshop: Thinking about impact; building timelines; breaking goals into objectives and activities; concisely formulating goals"

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Ira Revels
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
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If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.