Free webinar for members: Dec. 7

Learn the essentials of writing winning grant proposals in this webinar: Thursday, Dec. 7


Thursday, Dec. 7
2 p.m. EST | 1 p.m. CST | Noon MST | 11 a.m.  PST
This webinar will run 30-45 minutes.

Applying for grants and philanthropic funding has become a critical part of many local newspaper business models.  However, applying for grants can be a challenging, but rewarding, process. In this introductory webinar, learn insider tips and best practices for identifying funding opportunities and crafting competitive grant proposals.

Webinar agenda:

  • Where to find grants: Overview of corporate, foundation, government and other grant sources and databases. How to monitor deadlines.
  • Understanding the grant application process: Differences between Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and invitation-only opportunities. What to expect for submissions, reviews and post-award.
  • Must-have parts of a grant application: From organizational backgrounders to governance information to program details. Review of commonly requested supplementary documents.
  • Setting your proposal apart: Ways to make your project and case for funding stand out from the competition.
  • Reporting and follow-up expectations: Importance of meeting deliverable requirements. How ongoing reports impact future funding potential.

Bring your grant questions to this foundational webinar session for journalism and media organizations seeking to further their mission and community impact through grants and fundraising.

  • Presented by:  Laura Britting, grant writer, America’s Newspapers Foundation


For registration questions, please contact:

Patty Slusher, director of programming, at 847-282-9850, ext. 102 or

Our presenter

Laura Britting is a dynamic professional boasting a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and an MBA, showcasing her commitment to a comprehensive skill set blending cultural understanding with strategic business acumen. With over 15 years of experience in grant writing, she has successfully secured funding from diverse sources, including foundations, state and federal funds, and private endowments, contributing significantly to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Her journey has seen her navigate the realm of nonprofit management, culminating in her role as the CEO of a child advocacy center in Michigan. In this capacity, she demonstrated effective leadership, championing the rights and well-being of children. Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, she continues to evolve, highlighting her dedication to creativity and expression. She is excited to be working alongside everyone at America’s Newspapers Foundation in the goal of supporting local news across the country.

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