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This webinar originally aired on February 2nd, 2017

We've all been there, spending hours developing a grant application only to receive that fateful decline letter. What are some of the common pitfalls think tanks fall into when drafting a grant application? What on earth are donors looking for in the first place. 

In this special webinar, members of the Institute Relations team at Atlas Network will share 8 ways you can improve your grant writing, giving you a higher chance of earning that grant next time around. With Atlas Network grant deadlines fast approaching (March 1!) we'll walk through the important elements of a grant application, clearly define our expectations within our proposals, and dive into the one element all donors want to see in an application. 

You'll leave with tangible tools for submitting top notch applications, guaranteed to get a second look, and maybe even earn you a grant! 

Join Atlas Network's Chief Operating Office, Matt Warner, and the Institute Relations team for this webinar Thursday, February 2nd at 10am EST. 

User-added imageMatt Warner is the chief operating officer at Atlas Network and works closely with the institute relations team in the grant-making process. Prior to joining our team, he served in several policy and leadership positions at free-market organizations including the James Madison Institute in Florida and the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington, D.C. His work has been published in the Cato Journal, the Washington Times,, Budget & Tax News, as well as many daily and weekly newspapers throughout the United States. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University.

User-added imageElisa Martins is the Director of Institute Relations and Programs. Originally from Brazil, Elisa joined Atlas Network in 2010 as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow. She was the winner of the VI Donald Stewart Jr. Award presented by Instituto Liberal (Atlas Network’s partner in Rio de Janeiro) in 2009 and worked closely with Atlas Network’s Portuguese language platform,, organizing freedom caravans and the first Brazilian freedom school in 2012. Elisa received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.

User-added imageCasey Pifer is the Institute Relations and Programs Manager at Atlas Network. She joined the Atlas Network team as an intern in 2014, transitioned into the Development and Events Associate and now serves as the Institute Relations and Programs Manager. She grew up in West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science. During college, she tutored students in economics, helped manage a catering company and was active in Students for Liberty. Before graduation, she spent a summer as a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow working with the policy team at Citizens Against Government Waste. Casey loves playing ultimate frisbee, reading and talking with people about freedom.