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Thu, Oct 19


Virtual seminar

In it to WIN It: Get Your Message Ready for Procurement & Grantseeking

Think like a professional to enhance your grantseeking & procurement efforts!

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In it to WIN It: Get Your Message Ready for Procurement & Grantseeking
In it to WIN It: Get Your Message Ready for Procurement & Grantseeking

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Virtual seminar

About the event

Strategy is the key to success when grantseeking or entering the government procurement space.  

And yet, companies without a full-time scrummaster or grant-writer on speed dial find the process frustrating, disjointed, and ineffective.  If you keep writing grants (and failing) or missing the mark when pursuing government contracts, this workshop is for you. 

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why corporate identity is the most important element when answering an RFP
  • How to approach your company like a master grantwriter--and why you only have to do it once
  • Taking the deep dive into processes that build consistent messaging
  • Strategies for pairing your key employees with your overall objectives

Recent participants and industry leaders say this workshop is a transformative experience: 

"The entire process of procurement can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re new to it. This is one of the best workshops I’ve taken. Very interactive and made to prepare you for landing grant opportunities. 

I highly recommend this!"

Vanessa Woods, Mental Wellness Advocate and founder of the South Jersey Coping Clinic

"I highly recommend this workshop--far more than a basic grant writing course. All Donna's work is top notch. You'll learn what you need to know!” 

Stewart Chason, Learning and Corporate Development Specialist for AFL Global

What's Included: 

  • 1 1/2 hr virtual session including 30 minutes of live Q&A with participants
  • Planning handouts on writing your own capability statements
  • Workbook detailing research behind the agile method of writing capabilities
  • Complementary access to our private collaborative group, The Five Horse Weekly Cafe, featuring weekly notes from the worlds of procurement and grantseeking, including leads for upcoming opportunities, RFPs, and live sessions with global leaders.  

About Donna Lynn Morris Khan

A native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Ms. Morris-Khan has had an extensive career as a writer and communications strategist.  She has written more than USD $400 million in successful grants and project proposals for governments, private universities, think tanks, and non-profits around the world.  

A graduate of The University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, she earned the Master of Arts in journalism research and also holds the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.  

She has completed additional study at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.  

Morris-Khan received the Excelllence in Graduate Research Award from The University of South Carolina in 1990 for her groundbreaking research focusing on the role of reporter preparedness and public stereotyping.  

In the popular press,  she has written more than 200 major magazine articles for magazines including Cigar Aficionado, Town & Country, Robb Report, Veranda, and Outside Magazine.  Her writing about the game of polo is archived at the Museum of Polo and National Hall of Fame in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

As an academic, she has designed writing and research programs for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the private Montreat College in North Carolina.  

As a lecturer, her work focuses on the role that the media play in political equity for women throughout the world.  She has spoken at Copenhagen University in Denmark, for USAID in Islamabad, Pakistan, and at the United Nations in New York.  

Morris-Khan is a founding member of the Women and Politics in Asia Forum.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Pakistan Strategy Forum, the Mountain Area Information Network in North Carolina, and the Women in Agriculture Forum for the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Agency in North Carolina.  

Morris-Khan lives and works with her husband, Mahmoodullah Khan, at her ancestral farm, Stargrove, in the mountains of western North Carolina in the United States, where she is an avid farmer and adventurer. She is passionate about projects that allow people to channel their creativity into tangible results that make the world a better place. 

The couple spends part of the year in Karachi, Pakistan.  

About Five Horse Corporation

Founded in 2017, Five Horse Corporation is a global think tank and collaborative consultancy based in North Carolina, United States of America.  Projects range from procurement, large-scale infrastruture, hospitality, agriculture, media development and management, defense procurement, and collaborative initiatives in education.  

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.


  • 10 minutes

    Welcome and Introductions

  • 30 minutes

    Strategies for Writing Capability Statements

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  • Early Bird General Admission

    This ticket includes participation in the workshop and a workbook of materials and resources for getting started for selling to the government.

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  • General Admission

    This ticket includes the workshop, pre-workshop organizers to help you strategize your messaging, workshop handouts, and access to our private Five Horse Weekly Cafe.

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