Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates Format and Cost

Format

These certificates are offered in a convenient asynchronous online course format. The Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals certificate and the Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals certificate are both seven-week courses. You should expect approximately 12 -15 hours per week of coursework.

During both certification classes, students will write their own grant proposals. Each week in the courses, students write and develop a portion of the proposal application they are working on.  These are fast-paced and intensive courses.  Students should have proficient writing skills and are required to keep up with weekly assignments BEFORE they can move on to the next section of the grant application.  Each section builds on the next section. If students fall behind early on it is difficult for them to catch up.  Students must demonstrate competency in the course key-concepts in order to receive the certificate.

The Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals certificate is a seven-week course that takes you step-by-step through state and foundation proposals.  Participants who register for this certificate must begin the class with a pre-identified organization for which they will be writing a proposal. This can be a nonprofit for which they work or a community need for which you want to write a proposal. To be successful in the course, It is essential to be able to:

  • Retrieve detailed information from that nonprofit, such as the nonprofit’s mission, programming, budget or 990 forms.
  • Have personal knowledge from a previous volunteer or employment situation with a nonprofit or from online research to generate a budget based on the needs of the nonprofit, the project or the community.
  • Have proficient language and writing skills.

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

Participants who successfully complete this certificate will receive a discount of 25% off the regular price of the next immediate Advanced Grant course.  

The Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals certificate is a seven-week course that focuses on the federal proposal writing process.  This is a fast-paced and intensive course. 

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

Cost

$1,050 (Early Bird $999) for Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals

$1,175 (Early Bird $1,050) for Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals

Fees

Type

Deadline

Amount

Cancellation fee

20 business days from the course start date

10-19 business days from the course start date 

0-9 business days from the course start date

No cancelation will be processed after the first-day of class or after the participant has accessed course material.  

 $60

Refund of 50%

Not eligible for a refund. Course/certificate fee is forfeited.