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"Effective Proposal Writing" Workshop Offered by FGCU Florida Institute of Government

FORT MYERS, FL - Managers, supervisors and staff from the public and nonprofit sectors are invited to attend a full-day course “Effective Proposal Writing” presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University as part of the its Not for Profit Series from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The workshop will be held at the Center for Professional Development at Edison Community College.

Participants will learn how to take advantage of grant opportunities. The workshop will focus on how to research potential funding sources in order to match grant opportunities with organizational needs. It will examine the proposal writing process and provide instruction related to writing successful proposals.


Where to locate potential funding sources

How to select the best potential funding source for your organization

How to write a proposal that has the best chance of being funded

Mindy Collier is instructor for the program. She has more than 20 years of development experience and currently owns a small business that specializes in grant research, writing and program development. Formerly, she was the director of Resource Development for the Florida Association of Counties and raised more than $15 million through grant-writing.

The central purpose of the Institute is to help promote superior performance in government and nonprofit organizations through quality training, consulting and technical assistance. As an accredited comprehensive public university, FGCU addresses the higher educational needs of Southwest Florida and provides a learning-centered environment that offers high quality educational opportunities, such as administratively hosting the Institute.

For more information about the workshop or to register, contact Institute director Joanne Hartke at (941) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $66.

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