An introductory certificate, the Grant Development - State and Foundation Proposals Certificate is designed for individuals who wish to begin writing grant proposals for their organization. This is a fast-paced and intensive course. This 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.
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.
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 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.