Grant Writing: Keys to a Successful Proposal
- 2 hours on-demand video
- 1 article
- 6 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn basic principles of effective grant writing.
- Discover how to use databases and conduct Internet research.
- Learn a simple eight step process for writing an effective grant.
- No prerequisites, all materials are provided.
"Used the sample grant as a guide in October 2017 to write a grant proposal. Just found out last week that we won the the grant to the tune of $1.9 million dollars. I am so happy and excited. The sample grant proposals are awesome! I highly recommend this course!" - Sheila Savage
Learning how to write a grant is a great way to build your resume and learn valuable skills. Hiring a grant writer can cost anywhere between $35 to $150 an hour. Regardless if you work for an organization that needs funding or if you are looking to freelance, don't hire someone else when in just over two hours you can learn how to write an effective grant on your own.
The course is self-paced and can be taken from the comfort of your home, office, or on the go. The course consists of a series of short lectures and a quiz, focused on three main learning objectives;
- Grant Writing Basics
- How to Write a Grant Proposal
- Searching for Funding
The course includes grant writing myths, how to focus on the funder, a simple eight step process for developing your proposal, where to look for funding, how to conduct research and how to keep informed about grant opportunities offered by both foundations and government programs. Certificate of completion available.
- For anyone looking to write a grant, whether for an organization or freelance.
In this lecture I briefly welcome you to the course, explain why it is a great time to be a grant writer and end the lecture by asking you a question. Make sure to download the course Handout.
- Aligning your needs with the funder.
- Forming partnerships.
- Follow instructions.
- Be concise.
- Avoid jargon and define technical terms.
- Balance facts with stories, the head and the heart.
- Stay positive.
- Avoid procrastination.
- Embrace change.
- Grant writing fees being paid from the grant.
- Money available for personal use.
- Only major institutions receive funding.
- A single well-crafted proposal can effectively be sent to hundreds of proposals.
- Grants only go to those with the greatest need.
- A grant not funded is the fault of the grant writer.
- Description of the problem.
- Root causes.