“Grant Writing 101” with Susan Neufeld Paul on November 19th, 2023

Find the money that is looking for YOU.

You may know how to write poetry, fiction, and non-fiction…but grant writing is an art in itself.

Penning genre bestsellers isn’t the only way to earn a living as a writer! The nonprofit philanthropic world knows that art is too often undervalued, and steps in to sustain artists and writers in pursuing their goals. Arts grants create visibility and validation as well as a safety net for creators. But how can writers get their hands on unrestricted money?  

Grantwriting expert Susan Neufeld Paul will reveal the rewards and responsibilities of being a funded writer. Some of the topics she covers include:

  • sourcing requests for proposals;
  • key differences between foundation and government
  • writing a compelling narrative;
  • crafting your budget; and
  • grant stewardship.

Susan will share what kind of funding is available for creative artists, how to learn the necessary formulaic writing style, and will walk attendees through the lifecycle of successful proposal writing. We hope you can join us, because learning how to write grants can buy you the time and space to do the work you really love.

Bring all your questions for this interesting and interactive presentation!

Susan Neufeld Paul provides organization development and grantwriting services for individuals and nonprofits that seek to advance social justice, racial equity, and healing. She has worked in the nonprofit social services field for over 25 years, leading her organization’s fundraising and evaluation departments. 

Ms. Neufeld has over a dozen years of research and evaluation experience, including positions with CORAL Pasadena, SRI International, First 5 Los Angeles, Black Women for Wellness, and the UCLA Early Childhood Interventions Project; she has taught courses such as research methodology, statistics and child development at CSU Fullerton, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Bethel College and an M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology from The Claremont Graduate University, where she was also a Community Fellow.

Event Schedule

$5 for members, $10 for guests, free tickets available*


12:00 Club leaders check-in
12:30 Welcome and networking with members & guests


1:00 p.m. Club Announcements
1:30 p.m. Member Spotlight: Sarah Abbett
1:45 p.m. Featured Speaker: Susan Neufeld Paul
2:30 p.m. Networking & Discussion

3:00 p.m. Writer Support Group – Craft questions & Marketing accountability.

See meetings for more info.

*Virginia Prentiss Equity Fund donors and emerging writers in need of a boost, please use the promo code ‘VP’ at checkout for a free ticket. Learn more.

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