Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates details

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.

New to grants? Start with this certificate.

Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals

Securing funding for nonprofit organizations can be extremely competitive. Nonprofits depend on a successful proposal process to produce compelling proposals to achieve their missions. Whether you are a student or working professional, you will benefit from instruction by an experienced grant writer with real-world experience as he/she guides you through the step-by-step processes for a state and foundation proposal.

The overall strategic plan for writing grants will be addressed, including the needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, evaluation, key personnel, outcomes, and budgets. During this six-week certificate program, the instructor will use interactive exercises, lectures, and discussions to demonstrate how to research and write your specific project.  This is a fast-paced and intensive course.

Participants who complete the Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals certificate will receive a discount of 25% towards the next immediate Advanced Grant course. Discount will be provided in the form of a code after the certificate ends.  

Ready for the next level?

Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals

The seven-week Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals Certificate is designed to provide the participant with the resources, expert-guided practice, and mentoring to be able to write a competitive federal grant proposal. In addition to working in small groups with an experienced grant writer, participants will also have the added bonus of receiving a personalized proposal review by the instructor prior to submission for a federal grant, as well as packaging a professional grant submission, grants management, and

Participants enrolling in 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.

Contact us by email or phone

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


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