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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 course 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 course.

6 Months / 300 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Grant Writing

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES207

What 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

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.

Details
  1. Introduction to Grant Research
  2. Introduction to Grant Writing
  3. Advanced Grant Writing
  4. Non-profit Management and Governance
  5. Specialized Writing Techniques for Grants
  6. Technical Writing
  7. Writing Essentials
  8. Grammar Essentials
  9. Budgeting Essentials
  10. Fundraising Fundamentals
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Instructors & Support

Katherine Squires Pang

Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law with since 1983. She 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 of many universities, including New York University and the University of California, Irvine. She 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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / 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 course is intended for anyone interested in developing their grant writing skills.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

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

  • 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
  • Managing A Nonprofit Organization
  • Handbook for Writing Proposals

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FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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

Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

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

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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