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Introduction to Grant Writing Online

Course Description

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 program is open enrollment (fully online) and can begin within 2-3 business days of registration.

Registration is ongoing throughout 2021.

Estimated time to complete: 5 hours

Access to this program is 90 days.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 grant makers 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

Key Features

  • Expert-supported

  • Mobile-friendly

  • Accessible

  • Badge and credit-awarding

  • Games & Flashcards

  • Video content

  • Real-world case studies

  • Audio-enabled in app


This course has 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.

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.

Instructor : MindEdge
Dates : 11/30/21
Days : Online
From : -
Fee : $ 150.00
Course Number : ME-268

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