Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates Courses/Topics

Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals

Topics in this certificate include: 

Foundations of Grant Development and Proposal Writing

In this seven-week certification class, you will explore, discuss, and apply fundamental concepts to enhance your knowledge and preparation of and for the rigors of state and foundation grant proposals. You will write and submit a grant proposal for a designated nonprofit of your choice as a practical assignment for your successful course completion. You should possess proficient writing skills. This course is facilitated by a grant writing professional who will expertly review your submission. 

This course is a requirement for participants without demonstrable grant writing experience prior to enrolling in the Advanced Grant Development certificate.

Grant Development: Proposal Exploration

This intermediate-level course builds upon basic knowledge presented in the first two weeks 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 fast-paced and intensive seven-week Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals Certificate, is a leader in national programs. Offering a unique full-cycle grant writing experience, this certificate is designed to provide you with the resources, expert-guided practice, and mentorship to produce a highly competitive federal grant proposal. You will learn how to work with grants.gov; package a final grant submission; as well as manage a federal grant once awarded. This certificate meets all of the GPCI (Grant Professional Certification Institute) competencies for grant writing and is recognized for continuing education points.

Participants enrolling in this certificate must have advanced writing skills and previous experience in writing both state and foundation grant proposals.