Grant Master Series
Are you ready to take your grant writing skills to the next level?


Miriam Houghton and Suzanne Linebarger have brought in over $150 million in grants for their clients over the last 30 years. They have worked with a wide variety of program areas, including healthcare, mental health, environmental, social services, and education. They have been recognized as two of the region’s most skilled grant consultants. Join Miriam and Suzanne as they share strategic insights and help you to cultivate your own proposal. 

Over the course of four sessions, attendees will develop an in-depth understanding of how to create competitive grant proposals. This high impact series provides practical tools and theoretical information, plus the opportunity to put the theory into practice under the guidance of two highly experienced and highly respected grants consultants. Course objectives include:

  • Identifying funders that match your program needs, and a process for prioritizing prospects and determining the appropriate ask amount
  • How to create a Program Logic Model with Goals/Objectives/Outcomes
  • Develop a tailored proposal ready to submit to a specific funder identified during first session homework, and one you can adapt for use with other well-matched funders. 
  • Create a Program Budget and a Budget Narrative
  • One-on-one critique and feedback from professional proposal writers 

Must have attended Grants Boot Camp or all 3 component workshops (Ready, Set, Go!, Nuts & Bolts; and Finding Grant Funders)

Demonstrate comparable knowledge of the proposal development process at an intermediate skill level or above. Applicable knowledge includes:  

  1. What are the three primary search parameters to identify prospective funders; 
  2. What are the components of a comprehensive proposal; and
  3. How do you define Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes?

April 19, 2017, 9:00 to 1:00 PM
April 26, 2017, 9:00 to 1:00 PM      
May 3, 2017, 9:00 to 1:00 PM      
May 17, 2017, 10:00 to 1:00 PM – One-on-one proposal critique appointments

Participants must attend all of the first three sessions, complete assignments, and submit a full proposal with budget and budget narrative to receive one-on-one critique and feedback.  Proposals will not be accepted after May 17.

Impact Foundry
4700 Roseville Rd. 
North Highlands, CA 95660

Members: $400
Non-Members: $500