GrantCraft: Unleashing AI Potential for Transformative Grant Proposals

2024 Caravanserai Project Webinar Series

Date: March 29th, 2024

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM PST

Location: Virtual

Embark on a transformative journey with our “GrantCraft: Unleashing AI Potential for Transformative Proposals” webinar, designed to empower both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs and practitioners alike in the realm of grant writing. As part of this interactive session where we’ll delve into the groundbreaking potential of AI, specifically the cutting-edge language model, ChatGPT, our expert speakers will guide you through the ways in which ChatGPT can revolutionize the grant writing process for non-profits, offering insights on leveraging its capabilities to enhance proposal writing, streamline communication, and ultimately increase your chances of securing vital funding.

This webinar is a unique opportunity to explore the practical applications of AI in crafting compelling narratives, refining project descriptions, and tailoring proposals to align seamlessly with the specific requirements of grant applications. Whether you’re a seasoned grant writer or just entering the field, this session promises to equip you with innovative tools to amplify your impact on society.

This webinar is funded by the Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund (RCNAF), an initiative established to continue the County’s efforts to strengthen, expand, and support the local nonprofit sector to amplify their philanthropic roles which have played a critical role in the pandemic response.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding the Impact of AI in Grant Writing: Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how AI, specifically ChatGPT, can revolutionize the grant writing process for both for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Leveraging ChatGPT for Enhanced Proposal Writing: Attendees will learn practical ways to leverage ChatGPT to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their grant proposals, including crafting compelling narratives and refining project descriptions.

Uncovering the Future of Grant Writing Through AI: Participants will gain insights into the future of grant writing, exploring the evolving role of AI in shaping the landscape and discovering how it can be a powerful ally in the pursuit of social change.


Amber Tarrac, Founder and CEO of FounderFuego

Amber Tarrac is a second-generation San Diegan, Founder and CEO of FounderFuego, and creator of FounderFuel, an entrepreneurship newsletter. For over two decades, Amber served in local and state government and non-profit sectors, economic and workforce development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), communications, marketing, and administered over $22 million in small business and community grant programs and over $15 million in workforce development contracts.

Amber has worked for the state Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, where she led Southern California entrepreneurship and outreach efforts and the Employment Training Panel, where she administered workforce training contracts. Amber served as the Economic Developer for the cities of Miami Beach, Florida and Escondido, California, and worked for the County of San Diego for eleven years, including as a policy advisor for an elected official.

In the non-profit sector, she served as the President and CEO/Advisor for the San Diego County Latino Association and supported the California State Association of Counties Institute to provide professional development training to California’s 58 counties. She is a Municipal Management Association of Southern California member and conference speaker, is a Certified Economic Developer at the state and international levels, and is a state economic development instructor.

She is bilingual in Spanish and attended San Diego State University, where she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration, a Master of Public Administration, and is grateful to serve as a professor of public administration. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog, Niko, and salsa dancing.

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