AFP Webinar: Grant Research and Writing Tips and Skills

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Writing with a fountain pen

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern | Presenter: Dr. Beverly A. Browning

In this session, Greater Arizona Chapter AFP member Dr. Beverly Browning (Dr. Bev) will show you how to fine-tune your grant research process and write award-winning proposal narratives based on her experience as a federal and community foundation grant application peer reviewer.

In this webinar, participants will gain:

  • Increased management functions for the grant writer’s role in the development office
  • Increased understanding of the power of the right keywords when conducting grant research for projects and programs
  • Increased applied writing knowledge of what public and private sector funders look for in an award-winning grant proposal


Dr. Beverly A. Browning has been training grant writers for nearly five decades. Her clients have included small businesses; career, volunteer, and combination fire departments; chambers of commerce; faith-based organizations and units of local and county municipal governments; state and federal government agencies; school districts and colleges; charter schools; social and human service agencies, hospitals, service associations, foundations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Browning has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving more than $750 million in awards. 

Dr. Browning is the author of 47 grants-related publications, including seven editions of Grant Writing For Dummies,™ Nonprofit Kit for Dummies,™ Fundraising for Dummies,™ Grant Writing for Educators, How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant; Faith-Based Grants: Aligning Your Church to Receive Abundance; Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals and Perfect Phrases for Fundraising; Nonprofit A—in-One for Dummies, and Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Sustainability. She holds earned degrees in Organizational Development and Public Administration (with a minor in Health Care Administration). Dr. Browning was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2002 from the United Kingdom in Business Resource Management. She is a grant writing course developer and online facilitator for Ed2Go.com (Cengage Learning/Wiley Publishing). Dr. Browning’s online grant writing courses are taught to thousands of students annually on www.ed2go.com. She is the Founder and Director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation (2007) and CEO of Bev Browning, LLC (2018). In addition, Dr. Browning has been a member of the Grant Professionals Association for 20 years and received an award forOutstanding Contributor to the Grant Profession. She is an 8-year Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) member. Dr. Browning is also one of the founders, and a governing board member, of a de novo community bank in Phoenix, Integro Bank. In addition, she was appointed Executive Director of the Integro Bank Foundation in 2022. In 2023, she joined the governing board of the Grant Professionals Foundation. 


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