101: Fundamentals of Grant Proposals

Recorded On: 03/10/2020


Writing a grant proposal can often feel like a cumbersome and overwhelming process, but it doesn’t need to be. A great proposal is one that is well researched, thoughtfully planned, and articulates a compelling case to give that unites funding priorities with institutional needs. Following some basic guidelines will make your request distinct and persuasive, increasing the likelihood that it will receive funding.

Register now to learn how to write persuasive grant proposals for your institution.

This webinar is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.


  • Perspectives for understanding various types and characteristics of grant providers
  • Tips for structuring proposals and ensuring that the most important elements are included
  • Tactics for presenting proposals in a timely and effective way
  • Methods for following up after proposals are submitted and tracking your efforts
  • Examples from other institutions, and more!

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Nikki Khurana-Baugh

Vice President for College Advancement, Mount Saint Mary College

Nikki Khurana-Baugh is the Vice President for College Advancement at Mount Saint Mary College, where she works closely with the President’s Office, the Board of Trustees, the advancement team, and the college community to strengthen the culture of philanthropy and advance the college’s mission and goals. Previously, she held leadership roles in advancement at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Scripps College, and UCLA Anderson School of Management, along with over a decade in development at Cal Poly Pomona. A respected speaker on college giving, she has served as a CASE District VII Board Member and Conference Chair. Nikki holds a B.S. in Marketing Management and an M.S. in Public Administration, both from Cal Poly Pomona.


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