Nonprofit Grant Writing

Professional Development
Academic Level
Badge Icon Nonprofit Grant Writing

This microcredential is best suited for anyone tasked with finding grant funds for their organization. It will provide entry and mid-level practitioners with the skills and knowledge required for successful nonprofit grant prospecting, grant writing and grant management.

This course is split into three 2.5-hour sessions:

  1. Grant Prospecting that Works: Provides strategies for grant prospecting activities that make the grant writing process more efficient and effective. You will explore strategies for developing current or future grants programs, creating more efficiency in the grant application process and better understanding the importance of prospecting as part of the overall grant strategy.
  2. Grant Writing for Success: You will review common grant application types, the pros and cons of each grant type and some general information about how to structure and write successful grant proposals to varied audiences (e.g., governmental, foundation, corporate). Explore the Case Statement/Case for Support and its impact on the overall grant writing process. By the end of this session, you will understand the type of grants best suited to meet your organizational needs, writing styles for each grant type (government, foundation, corporate) and ways to streamline the writing process. 
  3. Strategies for Successful Grant Management: You will review the important aspects of a quality grant management program. This includes the common requirements to prepare for after securing a grant from various funding sources (government, foundation, corporate). Sample tools will be provided and discussed for their applicability to grant programs. You will gain additional strategies for supporting continued grant funding through quality grant management programs along with resources and ideas about different tools and/or strategies to enhance your grant management program. Emphasis will be placed on compliance and strategies that move organizations from compliance to collaborative relationships with funders.

Additional Information:

Session Dates:

The course meets on Zoom and will be recorded.

Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • September 27, 2023
  • October 4, 2023
  • October 11, 2023
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