Launch My Non-Profit

program description 

Launch My Non-Profit

Non-Profit Development & Grant Writing

The Non-Profit Development & Grant Writing workshop is divided in two parts. Part 1 is for aspiring social entrepreneurs and new non-profit founders. For community visionaries that want to launch a new program or initiative to help solve a social problem or enhance quality of life. No prior experience is necessary.

Part 2 is Grant Writing 101 a "how to" workshop for community visionaries. If you operate a non-profit organization and want a better understanding of how grant funding works, then Grant Writing 101 is a great place to start. Grant Writing 101 is for founders and board members of new non-profits that have received their IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption and have been active for at least one year.

program topics


  • How the non-profit business model works for community development and alternatives to full non-profit incorporation

  • How to get organized and plot your mission, goals, and objectives

  • The basics of non-profit board development

  • A primer on program planning and grant writing for fundraising

Grant Writing 101

  • Steps in the grant seeking and grants management process

  • A proven method for program planning and grant writing

  • Local and national resources for non-profit funding

key dates

Spring 2019: Non-Profit Development & Grant Writing - May 25 and June 15, Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall 2019: Non-Profit Development & Grant Writing - December 7, Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



  • Knowledge and information that can be used to organize and launch a new non-profit organization, steps to write an application for Form 1023

  • Folder containing participant's notes, handouts, worksheets and PowerPoint presentations

  • 1 free follow-up counseling session


$100 per person

“YWCA is a safe Haven, I have a support group here, they truly want to help me succeed”
— Elizabeth Lim, Founder & CEO SRTell
“The MCBL classes have been so informative and have equipped me with the tools I need to create a program plan and to begin writing grant proposals. Thank you!”
— Leschon Serrano, President FemCity® Honolulu