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.
This course covers the diverse types of grants that are available, including corporate, nonprofit, education and government grants. You will learn the basics on how to research 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 and members involved.
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, compelling and successful grant proposals. The course includes a lesson on the “Potential Pitfalls” of grant writing.
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 to strengthen your 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.
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 nonprofit arena.
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.
Nonprofit Management and Governance:
This course will examine the fundamental principles of nonprofit management as well as the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors and the management team. The legal and ethical requirements for nonprofit management and governance are also covered.
Participants will have 12 months to complete this mentor-supported online course.
All necessary materials are included.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
- Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
- CPU: 1 GHz or higher
- RAM: 2 GB or higher
- Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
- Speakers / Headphones
- Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
- Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
- Mac OSX 10 or higher
- Latest Chrome OS
- Latest Linux Distributions
NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online-based courses.Web Browser Requirements:
- Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
- Latest Mozilla Firefox
- Latest Microsoft Edge
- Latest Apple Safari
- Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
- PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, Foxit)
- Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.