Advanced Grant Development – Federal Proposal Certificate covers the scope of practice to writing Federal grant proposals. This certificate is designed for individuals who wish to write a grant proposal for their organization at the Federal level.
The Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate will increase your confidence to secure grant funding by understanding how to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder; further instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project.
This course will run from Monday, October 21st to Sunday, December 8th, 2019. Early Bird special: $1050. Early bird pricing ends two weeks prior to certificate start date.
The following two textbooks are required for this certificate program:
- Smith, Nancy Burke & Works, E. Gabriel (2012). The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn To Write Grants Like A Professional. Sourcebooks, Inc. Naperville, IL. ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-67291
- Kester, Cheryl L., Cassidy, Karen L. (2015). In The Trenches: Writing To Win Federal Grants. Charity Channel Press. Nashville, TN. Printed book: ISBN: 978-1-938077-61-6
Early Bird special: $1050. Early bird pricing ends two weeks prior to certificate start date.
Regular pricing: $1175.
Participants of this certificate are able to choose which type of Grant Proposal they write and what organization they choose to write for. This means that the participant must have already identified a nonprofit or a community need they want to write a proposal for BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS.
Things to consider when choosing a nonprofit to write a Grant Proposal for (this applies to those choosing to write a grant for a community need):
- Be able to retrieve detailed information from that nonprofit, such as the nonprofit's budget or 990 forms.
- Personal knowledge from a previous volunteer or employment situation with a nonprofit, you can generate a budget based on the needs and areas you perceived while working there.
Please note that this is an advanced course. Participants signing up for this certificate must have advanced writing skills and previous experience in writing both state and foundation grant proposals. The following counts as acceptable experience: taking a previous college-level course or professional development course focusing on writing state and foundation grant proposals; having prior experience with a nonprofit organization writing grant proposals for state and foundation grants is also acceptable.
This is a fast-paced and intensive course!