Advanced Grant Proposal Writing (Self-Guided)

Advanced Grant Proposal Writing (Self-Guided)

Gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected.

3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs

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In this course, an experienced grant writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You will become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations. Learn what to do and what not to do on your cover sheet, narrative, background page, and your stakeholder and third-party evaluation plan. Discover the quickest and most efficient ways to gather the information you will need to develop your proposal's attachments, including information on your organization's structure, administration, and finances. Gain a full understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal gets funded or rejected.

Before this course is over, you will have discovered several significant finishing touches that can give your project the edge over others. You will learn about the importance of obtaining community and political support before submitting a proposal to any government agency.

Enrollment Options:
3 Months Access Course Code: T9592
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$135.00 USD


  1. Types of Proposal Formats
  2. Match Funders With Projects
  3. Write the History and Major Accomplishments Sections
  4. Write the Current Programs and Activities Section
  5. Write the Target Population Served Section
  6. Write the Partnerships Section
  7. Write the Needs Statement Section
  8. Write the Program Design Section
  9. Write the Management Plan Section
  10. Write the Evaluation Section
  11. Develop the Budget Section
  12. Apply Finishing Touches and Conduct Follow-up Tasks



Completion of an Introductory Grant Writing course or equivalent experience.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.