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Grant Writing + Non-Profit Management

If you’re passionate about having a meaningful career that helps others, this course is ideal. Throughout this career training course, an experienced grant writer will teach you the essentials of writing or acquiring grants for private, public, and/or government use. You’ll discover how to develop compelling grant proposals. You will then study the components to successfully manage a non-profit or work in a management role within the non-profit sector. In addition to fundamental management skills, you’ll learn about finance and accounting, employment law, marketing, budgeting, and communications, as they apply to a non-profit organization. 

Whether you recently acquired a management role at a non-profit or want an introductory perspective on the issues facing management of a non-profit organization, this course is the perfect way to become acquainted with the responsibilities of the role. 

12 Months / 600 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Northwest Iowa Community College

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Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Grant Writing + Non-Profit Management

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES428

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to write a grant proposal
  • Know how to tap into non-profit funding sources
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors and the management team
  • Become knowledgeable on the fundamentals of legal writing
  • Develop practical managerial skills, including marketing non-profit, financial management, human resource development, and fund resource development
  • Understand licensing, permits, and taxes, and learn the basics of the budgeting process
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 600 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become a vital asset for any nonprofit organization looking to raise funds
  • Learn how to communicate professionally within the nonprofit community
  • Develop managerial skills that will enable you to supervise both projects and people
  • Jump-start your career as a research analyst, program coordinator, grants administrator, foundation coordinator, grants account clerk, grants manager, or grant writer


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Introduction to Grant Writing

Learn about the basics of grant research and writing. Explore areas of employment and opportunity within the nonprofit sector, and examine advanced grant writing techniques.

Management and Governance

Understand the different elements that come in to managing a nonprofit. Learn about the various input received by the organization from government-based agencies as well as local communities.

Writing Techniques for Grants

Dive deep into the writing skills required to become a successful grant writer. You’ll learn about technical writing, grammar essentials, and how to tactfully write about finances, fundraising, and budgeting for a nonprofit.

Introduction to Nonprofit Management

Examine the structure of different nonprofits to understand how managerial roles fit into the system. 

Regulatory Environments

Master an understanding of the rules, regulations, and legalities associated with nonprofit organizations. Learn about the laws that you should be aware of as a nonprofit manager, and the legalities associated with managing a group of nonprofit employees

Leadership Skills

Develop a leadership style that suits your personality and is effective in a managerial role. Learn about fostering company culture and how to promote the work of a nonprofit via public relations and marketing tactics.

  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

Non-Profit Management

  1. Introduction
  2. History
  3. Regulatory Environment
  4. Business Procedures
  5. Leadership
  6. Public Relations
  7. Summary
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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.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no specific prerequisites for this course; however, basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate the Internet and use e-mail, are required. This course is intended for anyone interested in developing their grant writing and nonprofit management skills.


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.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

  • Budgeting for Managers
  • The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need
  • The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
  • How to Manage an Effective Non-Profit
  • Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants
  • Handbook for Writing Proposals
  • Managing by the Numbers: A Complete Guide to Understanding and using your Company’s Financials
  • Bargaining for Advantage
  • Applied Strategic Planning: An Introduction


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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 twelve (12) 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:

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