Grant Writing 101

The Art of Creating Effective Grant Proposals

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Creating effective Grant Proposals is part art, part science. To be really good, you have to not only convey your message, but compel funders to support you. This Self Study Course includes: 1) a video presentation that walks you through the foundations and fundamentals of creating effective proposals, identifying your ideal funder and budgeting basics; 2) a step-by-step tutorial guide to creating an effective Letter of Inquiry and 3) a grant proposal template with companion questionnaire and guide. This self-study guide is presented and created by Keisha A Rivers Shorty of The KARS Group and The KARS Institute--a grant writer with close to 2 decades of experience, nonprofit and small business consultant, strategist, speaker and author. For additional information please contact The KARS Group at

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Keisha A Rivers
Keisha A Rivers

Keisha A. Rivers is the founder and Chief Outcome Facilitator of The KARS Group, LTD, specializing in providing personal and professional strategic development services to small businesses, organizations and individuals. She is also the founder and Executive Director of The KARS Institute for Learning & Collaboration, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide training, resources and support to nonprofits, community organizations, churches, schools, and small businesses. She is a grant writer, adjunct instructor, former foundation executive director, educator and administrator.

She is a speaker, published author, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Teacher Leadership & Development from the University of New Orleans.

A gifted speaker, facilitator and trainer, attendees at her events have remarked at her passion, professionalism, talent, creativity and ability to communicate that not only educates, but inspires action. It is this undeniable belief in what’s possible and the passion with which she communicates her belief that empowers her clients to find ways to make the possible more probable and the probable therefore doable. For additional information visit

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