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BEYOND GRANTS 101: How to Actually Write a Winning Grant Proposal


This series of workshops are built in succession to provide the participant with the resources, expert guided practice and mentoring to be able to write a competitive and fundable grant proposal by the end of the series.

Course Objectives:

  • Preparing to Win.
  • Making Your Case to a Potential Funder
  • Organizational Capacity and Budget.
  • Program Evaluation.

Who Should Attend?

  • For nonprofit managers (executive directors, resource developers and program directors).
  • For municipal department managers seeking funding.

Testimonials From Previous Participants:

    "Even though I am considered a SENSASIONAL writer, the knowledge I gained from this course was been a tremendous help and well worth the fee."." - AAR

    "This workshop made grant writing easy. Thanks for the lifelong experience!"." - AW




Ms. Laura Reagan-Porras


Laura Reagan-Porras, MS is a published clinical sociologist, grant developer/ writer and social entreprenuer. She has served in non profit management at Valley Initiative for Development & Advancement (VIDA), Boys & Girls Club of McAllen and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. Her career grant win record of $31,000,000 comes from a practical knowledge base. Her consulting firm, Creative Alignment Consulting has served multiple non-profits since 2001. Laura's philosophy and consulting firm's vision is to build capacity to solve social problems.

Creative Alignment helps social enterprises (non profit and for profit) to solve social problems through strategic planning, strategic funding development, grant writing, grant development mentoring, program development, curriculum writing, social research and evaluation. Chief Sociologist and Writer, Laura Reagan-Porras specializes in youth and professional mentoring, education program development, youth develoment models and borderland studies.

Program Details


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October 7, 14, 21, 28th, 2014
from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.


Registration fee for the course is $249

This course includes instruction and grant development mentoring resulting in a competitive proposal that can be submitted to a funding source at the end of the course.


No Prerequisites required.

Oct 7th, 2014
Future Session
CALL (956) 665-2071