Nonprofit Grantwriting

Course Available
1 Unit
Online Fixed-Date

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.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
MGT-X816 – 001 10 Jul 202306 Aug 2023 1 $299

Nonprofit Grantwriting

10 Jul 202306 Aug 2023
Online Fixed-Date
Loretta Turner

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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


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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.