Basic Grant Proposal Writing for Nonprofits
What you'll learn
- Building your case for fundraising
- Types of foundations and other funders
- Types of proposals and submissions
- Key elements of successful proposals
- What funders are looking for in a proposal
- Understanding outcomes versus outputs
- Story telling for grant seekers
- How grants fit into your fund development plan
- No prerequisites, but note: This course is geared toward grant writing for 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organizations in the U.S.
An in-depth look at it takes to craft winning grant proposals for nonprofit programs. The course covers building your fundraising case, to learning about different types of foundations and other funding sources, to the seven essential elements of a fundable proposal. We'll take a close look at crafting strong outcomes statements, the use of storytelling to make an impact, and what funders are looking for.
This online course is adapted from the instructors' fifteen years of experience teaching grant proposal writing in a classroom setting to over 1,000 nonprofit professionals.
Who this course is for:
- Those new to the nonprofit sector
- Those new to fundraising
Ken Goldstein has been working in nonprofits and local government agencies since 1989. Since founding Goldstein Consulting in December of 2003, Ken has served half-a-dozen organizations as an Interim Executive Director, managing nonprofits through transitions, mergers, and turn-arounds. Ken has also facilitated strategic planning processes, taught fundraising and nonprofit management workshops, raised several million dollars in grants, and performed other contract consulting work.
His many years of senior management experience include being the first Executive Director of Recovery Cafe San Jose and Sustainable San Mateo County, Silicon Valley Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, and Bay Area Director for Benevolent. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of Future Families, Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County, and Recovery Cafe Santa Cruz. Ken holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento and a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz.