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Grant Writing: How to Develop a Compelling Need Statement

This grant writing webinar will help participants understand how to write comprehensive “Need Statements,” a critical component of every grant application. Discussion will highlight how to clearly demonstrate an unmet need that the proposed program or intervention is addressing; how to research and present data that substantiates their description of need; and, how to incorporate qualitative and/or anecdotal information to impress upon reviewers and funders the impact of the unmet need on your targeted population. Join us to improve your grant writing toolbox!

Please download the “Participant Exercise” under the “Handouts” tab in preparation for the webinar. You may want to print out the worksheet for the interactive portion of the webinar.”

Cheryl Townsel, S.M.


Townsel Consulting, LLC

Cheryl Townsel, S.M. of Townsel Consulting, LLC is a seasoned not-for-profit management professional with over two decades of grant professional experience. Her grant professional consulting services include: grant readiness assessment and preparation, grant prospecting and opportunity vetting, proposal management and grant writing, grant training and coaching. Having served as a contracted external grant reviewer for several federal granting agencies (i.e., Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Cheryl’s expert “pre-submission” mock review services have resulted in over $10M in federal grant awards for consulting clients.


Grant Writing: How to Develop a Compelling Need Statement
06/23/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
06/23/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes