One thing we know about 2021, you’ll write a lot of proposals, letters and emails to raise funds for your organization. Writing a grant proposal is no simple task. It must include a compelling needs statement (the most important part of the proposal); articulating measurable, achievable annual objectives; or describing your program completely yet succinctly. AFP Wine Country will be doing a set of deep dive seminars early in 2021 to help you shape your needs statement, case statement and present your organization in a compelling way to donors.
Proposals to foundations must look and sound like the nonprofit, reflecting its language, tone, and emphasis. Every proposal must be true to the nonprofit’s mission and style yet speak directly to the funder’s interests and approach.
Teaches grant writing at Sonoma State
Judy has taught the graduate-level grant writing course at Sonoma State since 2007 and led workshops for numerous groups including the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Association of Fundraising Professionals (Golden Gate and Silicon Valley Chapters), and Solano County Community Foundation. Judy Kunofsky has a Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C.L.A. She changed careers and worked as an environmentalist for 23 years before changing careers again. A consultant since 1998, she helps non-profits with foundation prospect research and proposal writing through her business, JMJ Consulting. Judy has received leadership awards from six organizations.