PLATINUM2023

GRANT WRITING TRAINING FOUNDATION

Empowering - Educating - Empowering

Litchfield Park, AZ   |  www.bevbrowning.com
GuideStar Charity Check

GRANT WRITING TRAINING FOUNDATION

EIN: 33-1178568


Mission

The mission of the Grant Writing Training Foundation (GWTF) is to provide nonprofit and NGO capacity building training worldwide.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Grant Writing Training Foundation is a nonprofit private operating foundation.

Ruling year info

2007

Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Beverly Ann Browning

Trustee

Mrs. Lara Suzanne Scott

Main address

PO BOX 2157

Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

33-1178568

Subject area info

Education

Public affairs

Community and economic development

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Management & Technical Assistance (W02)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Grant Writing Training foundation aims to address the lack of comprehensive, rigorous training for new grant writers and aspiring grant writing consultants.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grant Writing Boot Camp

Grant Writing Boot Camp: This comprehensive hands-on virtual boot camp via Zoom covers everything from grants-related terminology to how to conduct funding searches to forming grant writing teams to actually writing the critical, high point review sections of a sure to win funding request.  The type of textbook is at the discretion of Dr. Browning and is based on available inventory at the time of the Grant Writing Boot Camp (TM).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Nonprofit Board of Directors Boot Camp
Remote Training for Nonprofits

Completed in advance and emailed back to Dr. Browning 2 weeks before the scheduled online training:
1. Organizational SWOC analysis
2. Board member SWOC analysis

Training subject area files for all topics are provided in a Google Docs resource folder:
3. Robert’s Rules of Order
4. Recruiting new board members
5. Board roles and responsibilities
6. Board of Directors teamwork
7. Typical types of Board committees
8. Strategic planning steps for sustainability
9. Using the Logic Model for program planning
10. How to create a funding plan for your organization
11. 53 ways for Board members to raise $1,000
12. Legitimizing your nonprofit on GuideStar.org (https://www.guidestar.org/)
13. Foundations that fund in your state
14. Recruiting and managing volunteers
15. Volunteers can help with grant writing
16. Grant writing resources
17. Basics of proposal writing

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Health
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status

16-week virtual course live with Dr. Beverly Browning (THE GRANT DOCTOR). Covers:
Federal grants
Foundation grants
Grant research
Theory of Change Grant Planning Project
Time on task workplan development
Organizational boilerplate creation
Statement of need research and writing
Goals and SMART objectives development
Best practices and program design implementation strategies
Partnerships-MOUs-Letters of Commitment development
Development of graphics and logic model table
Workplans
Management plans
Evaluation plans
Working in grant writing teams
Peer review opportunities
Creative work projects and getting experience as a grant writer

Population(s) Served

Led by Dr. Beverly Browning, a 44-year practicing Grants Consultant and author of forty-five grant publications including the bestseller Grant Writing for Dummies (seven editions), the Freelance Grant Writer Bootcamp is a 4-part master class for practicing Grant Consultants or those who desire to become freelance grant writers. Taught online via the Zoom platform, the course covers “the business side” of operating a successful grant writing and consulting business. The class aims to empower its students to launch and scale their practices as Grant Consultants. The two-hour weekly class does not focus on teaching grant proposal writing. Students will meet on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Arizona time. The fee for this course remains at $999, payable prior to the start date. Students will also have one private meeting with Dr. Browning at the end of Week 4.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Retired people
Self-employed people
Unemployed people
Veterans
Adults
Retired people
Self-employed people
Unemployed people
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2020

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2019

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2018

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2017

CFRE International 2018

CFRE International 2019

CFRE International 2020

Grant Professionals Association 2007

Grant Professionals Association 2008

Grant Professionals Association 2009

Grant Professionals Association 2010

Grant Professionals Association 2011

Grant Professionals Association 2012

Grant Professionals Association 2013

Grant Professionals Association 2014

Grant Professionals Association 2015

Grant Professionals Association 2016

Grant Professionals Association 2017

Grant Professionals Association 2018

Grant Professional Association 2021

Grant Professional Association 2022

CFRE International 2021

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2021

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people, Self-employed people, Unemployed people, Veterans, Retired people

Related Program

Grant Writer Coaching/Mentoring Course

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples, Multiracial people, People of African descent, People of Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of hours of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of hours of coaching

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of members from priority population attending training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of consulting time accessed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of consulting projects completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of assessment guides developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of organizations accessing technical assistance offerings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of curricula designed for specific organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Indigenous peoples, Multiracial people, People of African descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who self-report increased skills/knowledge after educational program/intervention

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Provide affordable nonprofit capacity-building consulting.
Empower grant writers to elevate their professional skills.
Train beginning and struggling grant writers on how to research grant funding opportunities and write award-winning funding requests.

Use the foundation as a conduit to serve new and small nonprofits and NGOs worldwide to meet their organizational and governing board training needs.

Over 45 years of training experience in the nonprofit sector.

Completed affordable and relevant training for over 200 nonprofit organizations.
Completed four 16-week Coaching/Mentoring courses for Grant Writers.
Completed two Freelance Grant Writer Boot Camp cohorts.
Provided pro-bono consulting services to a Canadian nonprofit organization.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Grant writers Grant writing consultants Nonprofit executive directors Governing board members Nonprofit volunteers Other nonprofit staff Unit of government staff

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Creating a new program for Freelance Grant Writer Boot Camp.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Training programs are improved based on feedback. I welcome feedback and have created a cohort for my course alumnus to continue their learning process on LinkedIn.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

GRANT WRITING TRAINING FOUNDATION

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

GRANT WRITING TRAINING FOUNDATION

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Beverly Ann Browning

Dr. Beverly A. Browning - Nonprofit Capacity Building Consultant and Revenue-Generating Visionary: Bev is a grant-writing consultant and visionary who uses thought leadership to work with nonprofit organizations struggling with the revenue stream's woes imbalance. She has researched grant funding, grantmaking trends, and board-related barriers to nonprofit capacity building for over 40 years. Bev is the founder and director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation and Bev Browning, LLC. She is the author of 47 grant writing publications, including 7 editions of Grant Writing for Dummies, the 6th edition of Nonprofit Kit for Dummies, and the 4th edition of Fundraising for Dummies. Bev and her team members have helped her clients win over $750 million in grant awards. She sits on the governing board of Integro Bank and the Integro Bank Foundation, serving as Executive Director (volunteer position).

Trustee

Lara Scott

20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.

GRANT WRITING TRAINING FOUNDATION

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
Related
Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

GRANT WRITING TRAINING FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Beverly Browning

Grant Writing Training Foundation

Term: 2007 - 2027


Board co-chair

Lara Scott

Trustee

Term: 2007 - 2027

Beverly Browning

Bev Browning LLC

Lara Scott

Co-Director: Community Learning Project

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/10/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

Fiscal year ending
There are no fundraisers recorded for this organization.