Writing Winning Grant Applications - 3 modules with Robin Cabral
Writing Winning Grant Applications

3 modules with Robin Cabral


There are many foundations with grants out there, and everyone involved in Fundraising, knows the difference a grant could make to their organisation. However, every application process is different, and for some, it just becomes too much.

This workshop will teach you (over 3 modules) where to begin, and what you need to have in place before you start applying. And most importantly: how to write a winning grant application. 

It also looks at what you need to do after you have received the grant: the reporting and relationship building for a sustainable long-term future.

This workshop is broken down into 3 modules, which allows for quick learning and direct real feedback. At the end of this workshop, you will have the perfect grant application process in place.

Money Back Guarantee: we are confident you will be successful in your next grant application (after completing the workshop), or you will receive your money back.

Learning Outcomes

Session I will cover:

  • How to know which type of foundation support available is the best for your organization
  • How to conduct foundation research
  • Importance of research
  • Resources to find funding sources
  • How to find and evaluate funding sources
  • How to discern which foundations are suitable match for organization
Session II will cover:
  • How to prepare to write a proposal
  • How to write a project description
  • How to create a project budget
  • How to determine the ask amount
  • How to plan for project sustainability and future funding

Session III will cover:

  • How to conduct an internal review of your proposal
  • How to write an executive summary
  • How to craft a Letter of Inquiry
  • How to follow-up after a proposal has been submitted
  • How to report and/or acquit the grant
  • How to steward a relationship with a funder after getting a grant

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is useful for anyone who is involved with their organisation's fundraising and wants to gain the knowledge to write successful grant applications.

This is a hands-on workshop, and you have the opportunity to receive direct feedback on your proposal before you submit your application!

About Robin Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA

Robin Cabral is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with over twenty-five years of experience and millions of dollars raised, assisting non-profit organizations as a development professional. She has overseen all aspects of fund development, from annual funds to capital campaigns to donor communications. Her impressive non-profit career includes positions as Director of Development and Marketing throughout the Northeast United States, including her role as a regional and worldwide Director of Development. She currently lives in Australia where she works with a number of local clients.

Educationally, Robin has obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Fund Development from Saint Mary’s of Minnesota, USA. She currently holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2008 and is a graduate of Leadership Southcoast (2010). 
She has served on the National Catholic Development Conference Planning Committee and the Professional Development Committee, has been a conference presenter, workshop leader, roundtable leader, moderator, and facilitator. Robin is also a Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (MFIA) and adheres to its Code of Conduct.
Robin has served on numerous boards and committees of organizations, including her role as past-president of her local Rotary Club, as well as other professional associations. She has been named one of the Top 10 LinkedIn Top Voices 2018: Philanthropy and Global Development and one of the Top 100 Charity Influencers by Onalytica (2019).


"I can't think of anything Robin could do better. I think it was really informative, relevant and interesting", July 2020

"Robin was an engaging presenter and the information was very relevant and interesting. Robin paced the workshop at the right pace too. I enjoyed the workshop. I also appreciate the comprehensive information we were emailed" July 2020

"The whole workshop was very informative and was delivered in an easy to follow format", June 2020

"Outlining the steps for a fundraising audit. This information was fantastic and the content of the workshop was very indepth", June 2020

Price & Registration - CANCELLED

3 x 3.5 Hour workshop

We appreciate situations have changed, and we give you the option to pay
Recommended: $425 save $100! (or $175 per module)
Unfunded/Student: $250 save $50! (or $100 per module)

Choose your option on the registration form (ticket type), prices are inclusive of GST.

Registration process
Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 021 066 9811 or email: nathalie@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25 surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email nathalie@grow.co.nz if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 
All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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For further details, please contact:
Nathalie van Dort at nathalie@grow.co.nz or call 021 066 9811