Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates

The Grant Development and Proposal Writing certificates are for individuals who wish to write grant proposals for their organization. Increase your confidence to secure grant funding by learning how to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder.

2

certificate levels

12-15

hours per week

100%

online

CAE ApprovedAll of the courses in this certificate program can be applied to fulfilling the professional development requirements in earning or maintaining the Certified Association Executive credential. Learn more here.

Choose From Two Different Levels of Certificates

Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate

This introductory certificate is designed for individuals who wish to begin writing grant proposals for their organization. The Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate will increase your confidence to secure grant funding by learning how to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder, instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project.

  • Foundations of Grant Development and Proposal Writing
  • Grant Development: Proposal Exploration
  • Grant Development: Proposal Application and Grant Management

The following textbook is 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

Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate

The Advanced Grant Development and Proposals Writing Certificate takes the Principle of Grant Development and Proposal Writing certificate and adds six weeks of Federal Grant and Proposal Writing to the end. By the end of these courses you will feel confident in your ability to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder, instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project for both State and Federal proposals.

  • Foundations of Grant Development and Proposal Writing
  • Grant Development: Proposal Exploration
  • Grant Development: Proposal Application and Grant Management
  • Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals

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


Contact us by email or phone

For additional information, please contact Dr. Cynthia Thiede, Director of Professional Development Education, at (602) 496-1061 or Cynthia.Thiede@asu.edu.

Format

The certificates are offered in a convenient online course format via the Blackboard Learning Management System. You should expect approximately 12-15 hours per week of coursework.

The Principle’s certificate is focused on the state proposal writing process and the Advanced Certificate focuses on the Federal proposal writing process.  During the courses, students will write their own grant proposal.  Each week of the course students will write a portion of the proposal application they are working on.  Students are required to grasp each portion of the proposal application in order to receive the certificate.

Cost

$999 for Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing.

$1499 for Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing.  

*Please note that the cost of the Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate includes the Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate.*  

Fee schedule

Type Deadline Amount
Late fee After registration has closed.  All online registrations close the Wednesday prior to the course start date at 4:00 pm.    $50 (non-refundable) 
Cancellation fee

Participants can cancel their registration up to one week (seven business days) prior to class start date with a $35 fee.  

Cancelation that occurs within 7 business days of the course start date will be charged $150.   

No cancelations will be processed after the participant has accessed course material.  No cancelation will be processed after the first day of the course start date.  

$35 - seven business days prior to class start date. 

$150 - within 7 business days of the course start date.     

Foundations of Grant Development and Proposal Writing

This foundational course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in the grant funding application process. Course topics emphasize the importance of community context, ethical considerations, establishing a factual case, and responding to requirements established by grantors. Additionally, participants explore various funding tools and resources used by grant seekers during the professional development process.

Grant Development: Proposal Exploration

This intermediate-level course builds upon basic knowledge presented in NMI 240 and focuses on strategies of presentation style, messaging, cohesiveness, and tone. Course topics emphasize writing from the perspective of the funder, use of a grant development team and developing an accurate mid-level budget. Participants will create an intermediate level proposal using a Common Grant Application. Participants can also expect to gain a greater understanding of how funders review, rate, rank and award proposals.

Grant Development: Proposal Application and Grant Management

This advanced course explores state-level and large foundation grant opportunities and challenges the participant to advance their level of research, project design, evaluation plan and reporting mechanisms. More advanced budget exercises further advance the skills and knowledge required to develop multi-year budgets and complex in-kind support. Participants can expect to research, evaluate and revise some larger grant proposals using the information provided in the course.

Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals

This topic is only offered with Advanced Certification.

This specialist course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in the federal grant application process. Course topics include registration to become eligible applicants and federal vendors for services, review of federal expectations for applications, use of the grants.gov website to search for and apply for federal funds, factoring legislative intent, and the skills and strategies employed to be competitive in seeking and securing large federal awards. The use of actual federal applications as models for review and subsequent revision activities enable participants to gain an understanding of the complexities and factors that influence federal funding allocation decisions.

Andrea Borowiecki
Andrea Borowieki
Andrea Borowieki
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 103, NMI 106, NMI 240, NMI 241, NMI 242, NMI 243
Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
NMI 240, NMI 241, NMI 242, NMI 243
George Nunes
George Nunes
NMI Instructor
Nonprofit Management Institute
Courses taught:
CNP 106, NMI 240, NMI 241, NMI 242, NMI 243

There are currently no upcoming offerings posted. Please check back soon for course dates.

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