Lunch & Learn Workshop Series: How to Write Successful Grants in Prevention

April 18, 2024

Are you a beginning grant writer or someone who is more experienced? Settle in with your lunch or snack and join the Southeast PTTC as we share a 3-part workshop that will provide beginners with essential information to develop skills and build capacity required for writing strong proposals. For those with a bit more grant writing experience, this workshop will sharpen your skills and keep you up to date on grant writing trends.

From selecting grant opportunities, to writing SMART objectives to thinking about the budget, each workshop includes instructor-led discussions and opportunities for skill-building and participant engagement. Just prior to the final session on June 10, participants will be invited to submit real-life work products that may be selected as case studies for discussion and presenter feedback. All identifying information would be removed from any submission selected by the presenters.

Workshop #1: Planning for Successful Grant Writing

This workshop will focus on planning for successful grant writing, with an emphasis on factors outside the proposal narrative that are critical to success.

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Workshop #2: Writing a Winning Proposal Narrative

Monday, June 3, 2024, at 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Session two focuses on the key parts of a strong grant proposal narrative in the field of prevention.

Workshop #3: Analyzing and Learning From Real-World Examples

Monday, June 10, 2024, at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

The third and final workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to practice and workshop the skills they have learned in workshops 1and 2. Attendees will analyze real-life grant materials that offer ‘teachable’ moments to identify areas of strength as well as areas for improvement. Prior to this final session, we will solicit real-life work products from registrants for discussion and feedback from the presenters during the workshop.

Presented by:

Drew Reynolds, PhD, MSW, MEd

Drew Reynolds, PhD, MSW, MEd is Principal Consultant at Common Good Data, where he provides data and program evaluation services to nonprofits and the public sector. In his consulting work, he advises organizations in how to use data-driven decision-making to design and evaluate effective programs, secure funding, and improve community wellbeing. While he serves organizations across many sectors, Drew – a social worker - has developed an expertise in providing data and program evaluation services for organizations in prevention, mental health, human services, and education. Drew also advises organizations on how to improve data and evaluation activities through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens that attends to the culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse contexts in which many organizations serve.

Keri-Lyn Coleman

Keri-Lyn Coleman is a former White House Drug Policy Advisor and National Substance Misuse Expert. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of prevention and behavioral health promotion. Over the past two decades, Keri-Lyn has provided valuable evaluation, strategic planning, and fundraising assistance to non-profit organizations, coalitions, state agencies, and communities throughout the United States. She has assisted agencies in securing over $55 million in grant funds.


In order to be eligible for the stated contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar on the video platform. Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] before the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.

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