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The Fundamentals of Foundation Grant Writing is a unique 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 hands-on course, geared specifically towards working adults who want to become grantwriters, 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.”
That's just one of the glowing comments we’ve received from course graduates, and potential students are always welcome to speak directly with previous students or the instructor to learn more about this innovative program.
Here's What Makes This Grantwriting Class Special
Students 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 Experience
Your instructor is Glenda O'Neal, a highly regarded grant 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, and more. She is widely recognized for her skill in writing federal grants and her applications routinely rank among the best.
Ms. O'Neal's experience includes 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.
Small Class Sizes Enable Ample Intructor/Student Interaction
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.
COURSE AND REGISTRATION DETAILS:
The Fall 2013 class runs August 26 through December 20. 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. Because this course is geared specifically towards working adults, a considerable degree of flexibility is built in to help students juggle work/class/personal obligations.
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 6-month subscription to your choice of Private Grants Alert (PGA) or Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor (FAM), and more.
REMEMBER: This is one training opportunity that will easily pay for itself by the end of the class. Here's how:
You could easily pay a grantwriter more than $1,500 to complete one foundation grant application. Or you could take this course, work hands-on with a grants professional, and write the same application yourself -- and be armed with the knowledge and confidence to write future high-quality applications yourself, saving time and money.
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