Larry Trachtman has almost 30 years experience in developing and managing grant-funded programs for a variety of public and private agencies. He excels in helping nonprofit organizations of all sizes strategically conceptualize, develop and fund new initiatives through grant funding.

Larry is a business development associate with the Duke Clinical Research Institute in the Duke University School of Medicine. Here he develops funding proposals, prepares grant requests, and manages internal and external relationships to secure commercial support for CME and other DCRI programs. He manages programs through completion. His clients include DCRI/School of Medicine faculty and industry. He has secured over $1.4M in private funds for educational programs across medical disciplines.

Previously Larry served as the grants officer for the Rex Hospital Foundation in Raleigh, NC. In this capacity, he worked with senior hospital officials to secure corporate and foundation grants that met the strategic needs of new and existing programs in a 433-bed community hospital. In three years he raised $2.5 M in new funding for a variety of hospital programs including cancer, women’s and children’s services, pastoral care, and community education and outreach.

Larry graduated from Rutgers University College of Engineering and received an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Back to Basics: Goals, Objectives and Strategies

Readers of Grants and Foundation Review (GFR) know that several articles have presented the mechanics of preparing winning proposals. Whether you are writing a complex federal grant, or a letter requesting foundation support, the basic structure remains the same. A well-written narrative usually contains an introduction, background or needs statement, methodology or plan of activities,…

The Final Report: Opening the Door to Your Next Grant

Grant writing can be exciting. You build momentum for a project or funding opportunity, craft a well written funding case and hopefully are rewarded with the support to carry out the proposed program. Time goes by, and the dreaded task of writing the final report looms on your calendar. Admittedly I will look for other…

The Proposal is in the Mail; What Next?

As a grant writer, the time right after submitting a proposal is always a challenge. You know the feeling. You have done the research, built the project team, held endless meetings, written and rewritten countless drafts, prepared a winning proposal, gotten final signatures, made copies and just returned from dropping it off at the post…

Improving Your Batting Average

The 2002 baseball season just ended with the Angels beating the Giants 4 games to 3 in an exciting World Series. Spring training seems like ages ago after competing through a long sultry summer and 162 regular season games. So as another season draws to a close, I will use a baseball metaphor to "hit…