How to Become a Grant Writer

Length: 3 hours, Price: $95

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This class provides a strong and specific explanation of the grant writing process and the steps necessary to become a freelance Grant Writer.

Researching and Finding Grants
There are two fundamental types of grants: government and private.  Government grants are awarded at the federal, state and local levels.  Private grants are awarded by corporate foundations, family foundations, charitable foundations and endowments, among others.  This section explores all the major databases that can be used to find both government and private grant opportunities.

Evaluating a Client’s Needs
In order to identify grant opportunities that are appropriate for your client, you must first evaluate the nature of your client’s funding needs so that you can match those needs to potential grant opportunities.  This section identifies the most common issues that can effect eligibility and success in applying for grant funding.

Grant Applications & Proposals
Applying for a grant is often called “grant writing” because grant applications generally require the writing of a grant proposal.  This section details the different parts of a typical grant application and the best practices in writing each section of a grant proposal.

Establishing a Grant Writing Business
This section includes the most effective steps that you can take to establish a freelance grant writing business, build a client list and market your services.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion.  Course materials include a list of all the major grant databases, a preparation checklist, a glossary of terms, and samples of applications, proposals, query letters, timelines and budgets.

All sessions of this class are currently virtual.  Participation is easy.  All you need is a phone and an internet connection; we will do the rest.

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