Proposal-writing is not rocket science. It’s a skill – and a bit of an art – and anyone can learn. If your institution is ready to attract grants, and you’ve organized your project well, then it’s time to write. We’ll look at where to look for good information to make your case; what to do and what not to do when choosing words and examples; how to help yourself over writing-blocks; and how to help get the application in on time! There’s no need to have a project or grant deadline yet, just an interest in helping your institution get its grant applications submitted!
Leading this webinar is Sarah Sutton (you might know her as Sarah Brophy), a long-time independent museum professional working with historical societies, parks, gardens, zoos, and aquariums, helping them find good money for good projects.
She is the author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Assessing Your Institution’s Readiness to Attract Grants and Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and History Museums, both part of AASLH’s History Series with Rowman & Littlefield Press.
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Want to learn more about grants?
- Book: Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Assessing Your Institution’s Readiness to Attract Grants
- Website: Grants.gov
- Technical Leaflet: Is Your Site Grant-Ready?
- History News Article: Save Our History: Grant Writing Tips for a Successful Application
- Book (Free PDF): Taking Public History for Granted: A Grant-Writing Guide for Public Historians