Social Services Education

United Way of Houston hosts grant writing workshop

Written by Lindsay Tooker

December 6, United Way of Houston will host Gayla Rawlinson Maynard, GPC as she presents “Writing the Grant Proposal.”

This course will focus on creating a “master proposal” for your organization, including:

  • Definitions and key terms
  • Components of the master grant proposal
  • Steps for pulling the proposal together
  • Additional practical resources

The session will include hands-on activities to facilitate the beginnings of a master proposal for your organization. 

Maynard, former Director of the Center for Grants Development division with Harris County Department of Education, is a nationally Certified Grants Professional (GPC) with over 20 years’ experience. Her grant work has ranged from foundation and corporate sponsorships and proposals to large collaborative government grants. She has coordinated proposal development processes, bringing in over $165 million to the greater Houston area. Prior to coming to HCDE as its first grants specialist, Mrs. Maynard worked at the University of Houston as the Program Manager of The Funding Source, and as an adjunct professor. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in Sociology/Social Research from Sam Houston State University.

For more information, visit the event site here. publishes every week.
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Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.