Grant Writing

180 Hours / 12 Months / Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

The Certificate in Grant Writing is perfect for anyone seeking to learn the essentials in writing or acquiring grants for private, public, or government use. If you are thinking of starting a business that utilizes grants you want to learn the essentials of writing, researching, obtaining, maintaining, operations and strategies within the grant system.

Course Outline:

Grant Research:

This course covers the diverse types of grants that are available. It will cover corporate, non-profit, education, and government grants that are available. You will learn the basics on how to research for and find available grants as well as how to begin the grant process.

 
Introduction to Grant Writing:

This course equips students with the skills and tools necessary to enter the field of grant writing. It will cover the fundamental elements of a grant proposal such as the objectives, problems addressed, methodology, evaluation and assessments, budget and cover letter, as well as the members involved.

 
Technical Writing:

In this course you will learn that technical writing is a form of communication. You will learn to use it as a type of conversation as well as an interactive process that involves writers and readers who respond to one another. You will learn how to create documents that use explanation, description and intentional direction in order to persuade or direct your readers. You will learn how to develop concise and direct communication with your readers.

 
Advanced Grant Writing:

In this course you will learn how to develop successful and fundable grants. We will focus on the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive and compelling and successful grant proposals. The course includes a lesson on the “Potential Pitfalls” of Grant Writing.

 
Budgeting Essentials:

In this course you are introduced to the fundamentals of the budgeting process including understanding not only how to prepare a budget but how to manage a budget within the context of a hierarchical organizational structure. You will be exposed to the various components of a budget and how they work together as well as how to prepare, organize and structure your budget using basic financial statements.

 
Effective Writing Skills:

In this course you are introduced to the fundamentals of effective writing techniques so as to strengthen writing skills for clear effective communication.

 
Specialized Writing Techniques for Grants:

You will learn how to create documents that use explanation, description and intentional direction in order to persuade or direct your readers. You will learn how to develop concise and direct communication with your readers.

 
Fundraising Fundamentals:

In this course students will learn the basic techniques of fundraising. Students will become familiar with different constituent groups, different fundraising techniques, and the essentials of finding the resources necessary for operating in the non- profit arena.

 
Grammar Essentials:

In this course you will learn the foundational elements of grammar and the essential writing skills necessary for daily business communications. You will learn how to word, edit, proofread and format basic documents for daily use within an office environment.

 
Non-Profit Management and Governance:

This course will examine the fundamental principles of non-profit management as well as the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors and the management team. The legal and ethical requirements for non-profit management and governance are also covered.

All necessary materials are included.
 


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **