Your Wish is Granted: 2023 Grant Writers' Skill-Building Retreat

One of the organizational positions with the highest level of stress and pressure is the grant writer. Whether you are leading a team or developing each proposal on your own, the time and effort commitments are significant. What better way to hone your talents than to deliberately focus on skill-building, engaging with colleagues, and practicing some self-care in a retreat setting prior to the onset of the 2023 grant season?

Grant writers routinely wish for similar things. Some wish for clarity about expectations. Others wish for tips and techniques to create comprehensive yet streamlined response. Even more, individuals wish to understand how to avoid common errors. National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is helping you reach your grant goals with the 2023 Grant Writers' Skill-Building Retreat. This retreat is about granting wishes and helping participants engage in important conversations about what is needed to enhance opportunities for success.

While the retreat will also emphasize ways to manage the pressure and stress which comes with the job, the focus will be on skill-building and each participant will be asked to actively participate in the learning process.

Retreat Topics

  • Chasing support for identified needs – not the money
  • Assessing the return on investment and capacity to sustain funded service
  • Examining capacity to meet expectations beyond the award letter
  • Engaging stakeholders in crafting proposals
  • Understanding and interpreting terminology
  • Embracing the useful redundancy of federal proposals
  • Avoiding common errors
  • Participants’ choice

There will also be an opportunity to share writing samples for specific feedback and consultation.

Course Dates

February 8 - 10, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST 

Participants should arrange travel to ensure arrival in time for the 8:30 a.m. EST start on Wednesday, February 8th. The retreat will end at 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 10th. Keep in mind rush hour traffic and airport regulations when arranging your return flights as applicable.


$500 for NSPN Organizational Members
$700 for Non-members

Please note, to obtain the member rate for both events – you must log in to register. If you already have a profile linked to your organization, please log in using your username (email address.) If you do not already have a profile connected with your organization, please click here to sign up. Once you create a profile, please contact [email protected] to request your profile be linked to your organization. 

Please contact NSPN if you have any other questions or need assistance. 


NSPN's Grant Writers' Skill-Building Retreat will be held on the campus of NSPN member agency, Sea Haven, Inc. Sea Haven is located in Little River, South Carolina, just outside of Myrtle Beach.

Each participant will be responsible for food, transportation, and lodging. The address of the meeting location will be included in the registration confirmation email.

Participants traveling by air may consider Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) – 24 miles from the training venue. Please confirm with your preferred hotel to identify if shuttle service is available. 

This Event will Benefit:

  • Those seeking to enhance their existing skill sets by dedicating time to develop potential solutions to common challenges
  • Individuals seeking one-on-one consultation support for proposals not funded
  • Executives and directors willing to send the staff member who is “the next logical choice” for assuming grant writing responsibilities
  • Any grant writer wishing to continue professional development

Register Today!