Charlotte Mecklenburg Library hosts Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is pleased to partner with Foundation Center to bring its Proposal Writing Boot Camp to Charlotte. The Foundation Center’s three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals.

The Proposal Writing Boot Camp will take place November 7 through 9 and be led by Foundation Center staff. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and think critically about what makes a compelling pitch. The three days are grounded in project-based learning and include a variety of individual writing time, small group discussions and activities, peer review and large group lecture.

The $695 fee includes a comprehensive workbook and templates, sample letters of inquiry and proposals, two weeks of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional, and a copy of Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th edition. The course is also eligible for 18 CFRE Education Points. Learn more or register online at

Since 2006, the Library has been a member of the Foundation Center network.  In partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the Foundation Center has expanded its reach through the Carolinas Foundation Center office.  Opened in late 2016 with financial support from The Duke EndowmentFoundation For The CarolinasThe Cannon Foundation, and in-kind support from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the Carolinas Foundation Center office is located at Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202.

About Foundation Center: Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center's website each day and are served in its five regional hubs and its network of more than 400 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world. For more information, please visit, call (212) 620-4230, or tweet us at @fdncenter.


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