About This Course
Here's good news if you're a grant writer—even in lean times, there's plenty of money out there! In this course, two experts who've raised millions of dollars in grant money will tell you how to develop successful, fundable grants.
First, they'll walk you step-by-step through the process of grant proposal writing, revealing the "must-have" proposal elements and the seven deadly sins you need to avoid. You'll learn to recognize what makes a project attractive to a funding agency and see how to create a compelling case. In just a few weeks, you'll be prepared to convert an idea into a complete, well-developed package.
In addition, you'll discover how to target the best funding agencies for your project and learn insider secrets for approaching them in the right way. You'll also see how to follow up on a proposal, and you'll find out when it's possible to turn a "no" into a "yes."
Whether you're interested in writing grant proposals as a career or in obtaining funding for your organization, this course will give you the grant-writing skills you need to outshine your competition. Highly recommended for development professionals, educators, non-profit agency staff members or volunteers, and anyone else involved in fundraising for a large or small organization.
While the skills you'll learn during this course are transferable, we do want to emphasize that the focus of this class is on obtaining grant funding for non-profit organizations.
About The Instructor
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through
your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be
Bo Morton and Janet Levine.
The two instructors for this class have over 20 years of experience in grant writing.
Janet Levine has been involved with grant writing and fund raising since 1988. Currently the Vice President for University Advancement at a public, urban university, she has been a fundraiser and administrator at a number of colleges, universities and other non-profit organizations. In addition to her work experience, Levine has her Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from Hofstra University. Her articles on fund raising and management appear in a number of magazines and journals. She also teaches classes in grant writing, fund raising and non-profit management.
Bozena (Bo) Morton, a college Director of Grants Development and Management, has been involved in developing grants for non-profit organizations and community colleges for over 12 years. Under her leadership, the Grants Office at her college annually generates millions of dollars in grant funds for various college programs. She has developed successful proposals for many government and private grants. Morton has conducted training sessions for faculty, administrators and staff at community colleges and non-profit agencies on topics including finding appropriate funding sources, program planning, proposal writing, project management, and compliance issues.