How to Write a 2-Page Grant Proposal

... and apply for funding immediately!
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456 students
59min of on-demand video
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How to format a 2-page grant proposal including the number of (micro) paragraphs you'll need.
The top 3 things to "NEVER" do, and the top 3 things to "ALWAYS" do when writing your 2-pager.
You'll receive a grant list and learn where to find more grant opportunities for free.
From beginner to pro. You'll learn how to accurately apply for multiple grants in one hour.


  • There are no prerequisite skills or courses needed.


Welcome to the Course!

Starting a nonprofit organization is a major decision that requires an investment of time and resources. This course was written to help small nonprofits position their organization for funding by preparing a 2-page grant proposal that you can use multiple times.

About this Course

“How to Write a 2-Page Grant Proposal” is a product of more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and over 10 years successfully writing grants. This course highlights what nonprofit leaders can do at a very basic level, to write a compelling letter that potential funders will want to read. Many nonprofit founders are not grant-writers or technical writers for that matter. Instead, I find nonprofit founders to be people with "Big-Amazing-Hearts" for balancing societal norms. I’ve written this course to help those of you who are wanting to apply for grants using a letter of inquiry, but unsure how. This is my small way of saying “thank you” for all that you do (or plan to do) to make our world better! ?

This course seeks to equip nonprofit founders and leaders, and anyone else with an interest in funding a nonprofit public charity, with strategies and techniques to do just that – using a letter of inquiry. At the conclusion of this course, it is my sincere hope that you feel inspired to apply for grants and lead the organization that you’ve always dreamed that you would one day lead. You have everything it takes to succeed. This course is just your reminder!

Who this course is for:

This course is for U.S. nonprofit Founders, Executive Directors, Board Members, Staff of Nonprofits, Volunteers of Nonprofits, Funders, and others with an interest in U.S. nonprofit funding. This material would be helpful for nonprofit organizations located outside of the U.S. However, it would not be helpful for a person exclusively looking for guidance for a for-profit business.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is intended for U.S. Nonprofit 501c3 Organizations; however, the content is very universal and can be applied to most public charities anywhere in the world.


Cheryl Smith - Grant-Writer, National Trainer and Coach
Cheryl Smith
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 4 Reviews
  • 1,332 Students
  • 3 Courses

Cheryl Smith is the CEO of Dewlyn Nonprofit Services, a Metro Atlanta based consulting firm, where she helps nonprofit organizations build sustainability through training, coaching, and grant-writing. Cheryl is also the author of the book, “21 Ways to Fund a Nonprofit;” she’s a member of the American Grant Writers' Association; and she is a nonprofit trainer for SCORE (multiple chapters), as well as a guest speaker for many public, private, and Faith-Based Organizations. In 2020, Cheryl launched the Community Heroes Program to work specifically with small nonprofit organizations in need of board development and funding. As a champion for the nonprofit community, Cheryl supports more than 3,000 nonprofit leaders each year, and she has successfully secured millions of dollars in government and private foundation grants for organizations that she has aligned with. Broadly, Cheryl’s specialty is building capacity in people and organizations, and helping them to reach their highest and best potential

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