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Grant Writing

If you want to learn the essentials of writing or acquiring grants for private, public, or government use, this program is perfect for you. You'll discover how to develop successful grants by focusing on the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling grant proposals.

An experienced grant writer will show you how to create proposals that get funded. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

6 Months / 300 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

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Learning Method

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Grant Writing

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Grant Writing Details + Objective

Course Code: GES207

You Will Learn
  • Know how to research and find available grants
  • Understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal
  • Develop the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling, and successful grant proposals
  • Become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors and the management team
  • Become knowledgeable on the fundamentals of legal writing, including analytical reasoning and analysis
  • Learn how to word, edit, proofread, and format basic documents for daily use within an office environment
  • Learn the fundamentals of the budgeting process including how to prepare a budget and manage a budget in a business
  • Examine the essential aspects of fundraising and how to maximize fundraising opportunities
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 300 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become a valuable asset to any organization or project seeking grant funding
  • Jump-start a career in the nonprofit sector
  • Develop a professional vocabulary that can be used in writing for grant applications and for communicating orally with clients and peers
  • Help deserving organizations in your community find funding with your skillset
Grant Writing Outline
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Introduction

Gather the fundamentals needed to understand grant research and writing. Learn about employment opportunities in the industry and your role as a grant writer.

Advanced Grant Writing

Move on to advanced grant writing offerings. Learn how to best appeal to funding panels while remaining professional. Understand different ethics and legalities associated with grant writing. 

Nonprofit Management

Understand the elements needed for quality grant management and governance. Understand your place within a nonprofit organization and how you can work collaboratively with others.

Writing Techniques

Practice the various writing techniques employed by successful grant writers. Cover technical writing and more commonly used language as well.

Grammar Essentials

Review grammar best practices. Learn how to sound official with your words while maintaining correct grammar usage.

Budgeting and Fundraising

Cover budgeting essentials for success in the public or private sector. Finally, this course will cover fundraising fundamentals and how best to achieve your financial goals for your organization as a grant writer.

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Grant Writing Instructors
Katherine Squires Pang

Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001. She has practiced law with national law firms since 1983, ran for the United States Senate in California in 1994, and was appointed by Governor Wilson as a Commissioner to the WCAB from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Pang has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business schools of many universities, including the Stern School of Business at New York University, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, and the University of California, Irvine.

 

In addition to having over 20 years of law firm experience, Dr. Pang has founded several companies, including LawPrep, Inc., LawPrep Press, Inc., Legal EdNet.com, and EdWay Online. From 1989 to 1996, Dr. Pang authored several books, videos, and interactive CD-ROMs. Dr. Pang was also the manager for firm-wide practice section development, training, and forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, L.L.P.

 

Dr. Pang has experience providing multimedia, interactive distributed learning to working professionals and adult learners in law and business through a variety of technologies, including video streaming and online conferencing (Webcasts, synchronous and asynchronous threaded discussion boards, and chat rooms) via the Internet and satellite, as well as ISDN-based videoconferencing on CD-ROM. Dr. Pang has been a speaker at the MEC 2001 Conference: Turning a New Page in Educational Technologies, sponsored by Arizona State University; the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management: Moving Beyond Training, sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; and a speaker at various other e-learning conferences. She has design, development, implementation, and managerial experience in educational multimedia course design and creation. She has been responsible for course design and delivery using Macromedia Director, Windows Media Player, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Prometheus, WebCT, Webboard, and a host of other proprietary platforms. She also has experience with digital video, MPEG, MOV, and AVI Files.

Grant Writing Requirements / Prerequisites

Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and e-mailing, and have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended). This program is intended for anyone interested in developing their grant writing skills.

This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. PCs require Windows XP or later operating systems with IE8 or later browsers. Mac computers require Safari browser. (A high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended.) In addition, you may require Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).

You'll receive the following required textbooks with this program:

  • Budgeting for Managers
  • The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need
  • The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
  • Demystifying
  • Grant Seeking: What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants
  • How to Manage an Effective Non-Profit Handbook for Writing Proposals
Grant Writing Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, this program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.

How can I get more information about the program?

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When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. 

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

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