Course Description

Do More with Additional Funding; Learn How to Write Winning Grant Proposals

This course will provide students with the guidance, tools, and practice for writing a competitive nonprofit grant proposal for foundation funding and public funding.  Students will learn the step-by-step processes of grant preparation and will receive feedback on their writing and proposal organization.  Topics will include Getting Grant Organized; Developing Key Grant Components; Integrating Program Evaluation and Budgeting; and Writing/Submitting a Final Proposal.

Course Details

Number of Units:  1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for nonprofit professionals and nonprofit volunteers, including CEOs, Executive Directors, Development Directors, Grant Writers, Fundraising Coordinators, Development Associates, and Development Volunteers.

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What You Will Learn

  • Develop the ability to interpret a Request for Proposal (RFP); prospect for and identify which grant opportunities to prioritize over others
  • Learn a step-by-step approach to writing strong and competitive grant proposals for foundation grants and public funds
  • Apply learning by completing worksheets and activities related to key elements of grant proposals
  • Hone writing skills by developing a mock proposal
  • Understand how to use data and research to improve your proposals


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

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