Advanced Grant Development – Federal Proposal Certificate (June 2024)
Registration closes on Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 5:00 P.M. (Arizona time).
The Advanced Grant Development – Federal Proposal Certificate covers the scope of practice for writing federal grant proposals. This certificate is designed for individuals who wish to write a grant proposal for their organization at the federal level.
The Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate will increase your confidence to secure grant funding by understanding how to develop a conceptual framework for seeking grant funding that aligns with perspectives and priorities unique to each funder; further instilling confidence in your organization’s ability to facilitate a proposed project.
This course will run from Monday, June 17th to Sunday, August 4th, 2024. This is a fast-paced and intensive course! NOTE: This certificate currently has prerequisite requirements that must be satisfied prior to registration/enrollment. Please see below for more details.
For further information on the Nonprofit Management Institute's Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificates, please see our website.
The following two textbooks are required for this certificate program:
Participants of this certificate are able to choose which type of Grant Proposal they write what organization they choose to write for. This means the participant must have already identified a nonprofit or a community need they want to write a proposal for BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS.
Things to consider when choosing a nonprofit to write a Grant Proposal for (this applies to those choosing to write a Grant for a community need:
• Be able to retrieve detailed information from that nonprofit, such as the nonprofit’s budget or 990 forms.
• Personal knowledge from a previous volunteer or employment situation with a nonprofit, you can generate a budget based on the needs and areas you perceived while working there.
Please note that this is an advanced course. Participants signing up for this certificate must have advanced writing skills and previous experience in writing both state and foundation grant proposals.
The following counts as acceptable experience (certificate candidates must meet at least ONE of the following criteria):
Early Bird special: $1050.00 (ends two weeks before course start date).
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 knowledge specialist prior to submission for a federal grant, as well as packaging a professional grant submission, grants management, and grants.gov.
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.
Learn more about this seven-week program:
The ASU Lodestar Center is a GPCI Accepted Education Provider. Full participation in each program is applicable for 3 points in Category 1 - Education.
Dr. Paul G. Perrault is Senior Vice President, Community Impact and Learning for Helios Education Foundation. Dr. Perrault is charged with leading the development of the Foundation’s research and evaluation agenda and in managing Helios’ grants and project management team.
Dr. Perrault comes to Helios with more than 15 years of research and evaluation experience. Prior to joining Helios, he was a researcher at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he served as a lead investigator on Arizona’s Move On When Ready evaluation and as principal investigator on Yuma’s Ready Now Yuma evaluation.
Dr. Perrault received his Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Policy with a specialization in research methodology at the University of Michigan along with two Masters Degrees, one in Educational Administration and another in Secondary Certification. He also earned a JD at the University of Detroit Mercy and a BA in Journalism at Michigan State University.
Currently Dr. Perrault serves as a Board member of Touchstone Health Services and is co-chair of the Data Impact Group for Grantmakers for Education. More recently he was selected as a fellow to Arizona’s prestigious Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy and is an alum of Valley Leadership – Class 40.
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