Writing grants is often a critical part of gaining funding for any nonprofit organization's mission. Strategic grant writing aligns the needs of a nonprofit with funding sources, whether foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals. This introductory-level course offers a guide to the basics of grant writing. The course explores the relationship between grant writing and an organization's strategy for fundraising. It also outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlights grant writing best practices.
This online course provides a mobile-friendly interface with audio-enabled lessons, allowing easy access to video content, real-world case studies, and interactive games & flashcards. Also included is an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials. Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
Introduction to Grant Writing
- Discuss the importance of grant writing to nonprofits and other organizations seeking funding
- Describe how capital grants and endowment grants can be integrated into fundraising efforts, including matching funds
- Explain how grant writing and fundraising represent complimentary methods of ensuring a nonprofit's financial stability
- Outline the six stages of the grant writing process
- Discuss the process of identifying and establishing a need for funding (Stage One)
- Describe how to research grantmakers and available grants (Stage Two)
- Explain the process of establishing relationships with potential funders (Stage Three)
- Discuss the importance of alignment between a nonprofit and a funder's mission (Stage Four)
- Outline the grant writing process (Stage Five)
- Explore tools and techniques employed in writing the grant proposal
- Explain how a nonprofit should follow-up after winning or losing a grant award (Stage Six)
- Outline best practices for grant writing
- Apply your understanding of the grant writing process to case studies covering the six stages
You may request a refund up to 7 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Nonprofit Management Certificate : Nonprofit Management Certificate