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ed2go Business Operations A to Z Grant Writing II – Beyond the Basics
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A to Z Grant Writing II – Beyond the Basics

Are you ready to continue your journey into the world of grants? You'll learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grantmakers. In addition, you'll explore websites for finding and reviewing corporate, foundation, and government grant funding opportunities and grant application guidelines. 

We'll go through every aspect of strategic funding research, preparing a fundraising plan, writing an award-winning plan of operation, and creating a project budget without red flags. Then we'll journey into the world of grants available for your projects. By the end of the course, you'll be prepared to continue tracking future grant-writing and funding trends, bounce back successfully from rejection notices, and manage all of your grant awards proficiently. In addition, you'll gain confidence in all areas of grant seeking, grant writing, and grants management (post-award reporting requirements).

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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A to Z Grant Writing II – Beyond the Basics

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Course Code: agw

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to create a fundraising plan for all types of grantmakers
  • Go through every aspect of strategic funding research and preparing a fundraising plan
  • Learn to write a good plan of operation
  • Understand how to create a project budget without red flags
  • Explore new grant-writing trends
  • Understand what to do if you're notified of a grant award or a grant rejection
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in all areas of grant seeking, grant writing, and grants management
  • Learn how to find and assess new sources of funding for your projects
  • Open the door to new opportunities as a professional grant writer
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Week 1

You'll get a good overview of how to identify your grant-funding needs, agencies you might consider targeting for your projects, and how to put in place a proper fundraising plan. Then, walk through finding government grant funding opportunities, reading grant application guidelines that are complex and often confusing, and learning how to find and engage the best types of community partners as committed stakeholders in your proposed project.

Week 2

In this lesson, you'll find out how to develop an award-winning plan of operation with all of the required components. Then, get a review of budgeting 101 as we work to answer all of your most common budgeting questions.

Week 3

In this lesson, you learn about some opportunities and challenges associated with grant funding in these areas, and you'll also learn best practices in approaching community and regional arts organizations for potential partnership opportunities as well as corporate sponsorship opportunities. You'll also discover some excellent resources to guide you through the arts and humanities funding tunnel. Then, you’ll get a tour of some additional resources that will guide you through the world of education grants.

Week 4

Learn specifics about medical, science, and agriculture grants as well as some resources to guide you. Then, you’ll get some additional resources and information that will guide you through the world of human services grants.

Week 5

In this lesson, we'll cover everything you need to know about applying for corporate foundation grants. Then, we'll look at the fastest-growing industries impacting the world of nonprofits and government agencies, and we'll also discuss online applications and why so many funders have changed their processes and moved to online e-grant application systems.

Week 6

We'll walk through the road to funding recovery in this lesson, including practical planning for reapplication and funding down the slate. Finally, we'll take a close look at contracts, timelines, and accounting requirements, and we'll also discuss how to avoid red flags and how to collect data and report to funding agencies. You'll also get some tips on communicating with your federal project officer.

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Instructors & Support
Dr. Beverly Browning

Dr. Beverly Browning (Dr. Bev) is a 40+ year grant writing consultant and also the Director of her own nonprofit, the Grant Writing Training Foundation.  She has assisted clients and event attendees in strengthening the capacity of their professional acumen and organizational capacity.  As a high profile grants consultant, Dr. Bev is credited with more than $430 million in contract and grant awards.  She is the author of 43 publications and is in high demand for facilitating training programs and delivering keynote speeches nationwide and internationally.  Dr. Bev is a member of the Grants Professional Association and has taught for Ed2Go since 2001.

Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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