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Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant

Good grant writing consultants are always in demand. Learn how you can use a basic knowledge of grant or proposal writing to become an expert in the red-hot grant consulting field.

Your instructor, a national grant consulting veteran, will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions that you can use to start your own home-based business. You'll learn what services to offer, how to find clients, and how to set your fees. This is one field where your creative writing skills can literally touch thousands of people and make a true difference in their quality of life.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting December 12 | January 16

Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant

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Course Code: gwc

What You Will Learn
  • Understand how to start your own home-based business
  • Learn what services to offer and how to set your fees
  • Discover how to find clients
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 the skills you need to become an effective grant writing consultant who knows what services to provide and how to find clients
  • Open the door to new opportunities as a self-employed grant writing consultant

Outline

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Week 1

In this lesson, you'll learn about the credentials and skills needed to become a successful grant writing consultant. You'll also learn how to use your grant writing skills in both the nonprofit for-profit sectors to generate cash flow for your new business. Then, learn how to find training to sharpen your skills and we'll explore top reference materials used by leading grant writing consultants. You’ll also learn how to keep your new business afloat by carefully allocating your funds for the right tools of the trade.

Week 2

It's important to have an organized area where you can manage your revenue-producing projects from start to finish, and this lesson will show you how to get it set up. Then, we'll begin to assess your grant writing experience, knowledge, and skills. You’ll learn how to use your job experience to target clients and how to expand your services beyond writing proposals.

Week 3

Learn how to set marketable fees for each of the services you offer so you’ll make money as a grant writing consultant-regardless of where you live or the state of the economy. Then, you'll learn how to market and promote your grant writing consulting business. You’ll also learn how to take some critical pre-marketing steps, including writing a marketing plan.

Week 4

You’ll learn how to use the Internet and newspapers to find new clients, and how to present your services so effectively that clients will hire you sight unseen. Then, you’ll learn how to create a contract template so you can quickly draft a contractual services agreement ready for signatories.

Week 5

This lesson will teach you how to start cash flowing into your new business within the first 90 days. Then, you'll learn how to build a reputation as an expert grant writing consultant. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to implement a three-step plan that will help you to (1) expand your knowledge, (2) exceed your clients' expectations, and (3) make your skills and services visible.

Week 6

In this lesson, you'll learn how to manage more than one project at a time so you can become more profitable. And finally, you’ll learn to recognize the signs of business growth and the steps to take before planning for business expansion.

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Instructors & Support

Beverly Browning

Beverly Browning is a grant writing consultant with more than 40 years of experience. She has raised upwards of $430 million in contract and grant awards. She is the author of 43 publications and has facilitated a number of training programs. Browning is also the director of a nonprofit organization, the Grant Writing Training Foundation.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of the grant writing process.

Requirements:

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 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.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

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

FAQs

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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 course 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 two 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 two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) 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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