The Fundamentals of Foundation Grant Writing is a 4-month, instructor-guided online course. It is sponsored by CD Publications’ Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, an online, continually-updated grant service covering private and federal funding opportunities for communities across the nation for over 25 years.
This unique, hands-on course, geared specifically towards working adults, takes you step-by-step through writing an actual foundation grant application — one that you can submit with confidence at the completion of the course, knowing you’ve been aided by a veteran grants professional.
Here’s what a student in our Fall 2012 class told us after her very first month:
“There is so much GREAT information available. [The instructor’s] experience and knowledge just oozes from every angle. I have told everyone in my nonprofit that I got more than my money’s worth already.”
The lessons from this course can be applied to grantwriting in any field — education, health care, social services, environment, faith-based, and governmental agencies.
Students will select a project of their choice and write a grant proposal for their nonprofit or public organization. They will be guided through the development of their proposals section-by-section, providing and receiving feedback from fellow classmates as well as the course instructor every step of the way.
At the conclusion of the course, graduates will be able to:
- Collect data and information to write a grant proposal;
- Write a foundation grant proposal utilizing a standard format;
- Constructively critique the work of other grant writers; and
- Understand how foundations make funding decisions.
AN INSTRUCTOR WITH YEARS OF GRANTWRITING EXPERTISE
Your instructor for this unique course is Glenda O’Neal, a highly regarded professional grants consultant and educator with more than 30 years of experience. Ms. O’Neal has prepared foundation and government grant applications for educational institutions, nonprofits, public and government agencies, faith-based organizations, health care providers, environmental agencies, and more. She is widely recognized for her skill in planning and writing federal grants and her applications routinely rank among the very best.
Ms. O’Neal’s experience includes the development of a grant-writing program for the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ (UMSL) Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, as well as online grant-writing courses for UMSL, Purdue University-Calumet, and Loma Linda (Calif.)University. She has also led training programs for The Foundation Center, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and many others.
This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to learn foundation grantwriting hands-on, with help from someone with years of experience.
But you need to act quickly, and here’s why:
To better control the quality of instruction and student/teacher interaction, we only accept about 10 students. So, if you’ve always wanted to get a trained grantwriter on staff, here’s your chance. Completing just one application in-house instead of hiring a grantwriter will more than cover the cost of instruction.
COURSE AND REGISTRATION DETAILS:
This class starts mid-January and runs about four months (participants work at their own pace, but have two to three weeks in which to complete each course section prior to starting the next lesson). All course work is critiqued and discussed with the instructor via emails and/or by phone if necessary.
Students will receive a comprehensive course book on grantwriting fundamentals that incorporates the instructor’s years of “hands-on” experience, as well as access to an extensive library of grant materials and winning grant applications, a subscription to Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, and more.
SUBSCRIBER AND EARLY-BIRD SAVINGS:
Register before December 15 and save $300 off the regular course rate of $1295 — a $300 savings!