Do you want to compete successfully at the state or federal level for funding?

This course is for you!

early bird rate extended until october 1!

Because healthy communities need strong and vibrant nonprofits

​​Rodda Consulting


   Early Bird Rate EXTENDED until October 1st!
Cost after October 1 will be $439 per person.

 $50 discount for all AFP or Montana Nonprofit Association Members.

 A 15% discount is offered for bringing 2 or  more persons from your organization. 

If you qualify for a discount as noted above,  
email us

 to request your savings code prior to registering. 

​Helping Nonprofits Thrive

Participants will come away from this training with greater confidence and proficiency for applying for funding from state and federal sources. Course participants will receive:

  • Increased knowledge and confidence for each section of a large proposal,
  • A course workbook and USB flash-drive with samples of budgets, templates for endorsement letters, logic models and more…
  • A copy of a positively funded federal proposal to see how information is actually presented in real-time,
  • PLUS; a FREE review and scoring of your next federal proposal prior to submission (This is a $150 value on its own)

This course will help you craft better proposals.

From setting the tone with your Abstract statement, to use of the logic model as a story-telling tool, when and how to request letters of support your will receive guidance on how the reviewers will score your proposal. You will learn how to critically think about each portion of the grant proposal and how to frame your organization and it's work with compelling language.  This class will help you gain confidence and proficiency for requesting funding from public agencies. 

This session is taught by Julie Rodda, of Rodda Consulting who has written proposals which have secured tens of millions in federal grant funding for nonprofits during the past decade. Several proposals were highly selective (eg. one of only three awarded out of a pool of thousands). Her valuable experience in this field includes 10 years service as both a Peer Grant Reviewer and Chairperson of Federal Grant Reviews for the Office of Community Service, scoring grants for a wide array of federal agencies and programs.   

Thursday, Oct. 19th and Friday, Oct. 20th – Great Falls, MT (CM Russell Museum)

Thursday, Oct. 26th and Friday, Oct 27th – Billings, MT (Hampton Inn, Shiloh exit)  

This training is offered in conjunction with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

If you're an AFP Member, you qualify for a $50 discount! (see instructions at bottom of page).

Audience: Persons new to Federal Grant Seeking or those who have applied in the past and want to improve their success rate. Open to nonprofit agencies, public/governmental and/or school district personnel—basically, those responsible for generating resources for their agencies.