Grant Writing Skills Certificate

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Intermediate (4 months or less)

Grant Writing Skills Certificate course/badge

Strategic grant writing aligns the needs of a nonprofit with funding sources, whether those sources are foundations, government agencies, corporations or individuals. This two-course bundle offers the introductory through intermediate skills needed for those involved in gaining funding for any nonprofit organization’s mission. Introduction to Grant Writing provides a guide to the basics of grant writing – exploring the relationship between grant writing and an organization’s strategy for fundraising. It also outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlights best practices. The second course, Advanced Grant Writing, helps you advance newly acquired grant writing skills to the next level – challenging you to ask iterative questions in order to sharpen and refine each grant proposal, elevating it to the top of the stack. By looking closely at how a logic model can shore up a proposal at each key stage, this course demonstrates how to move planning, evaluation and budgeting from good to great. 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; Identify the relationship between logic model components in effective grant program planning; Assess the level of detail required in a grant planning timeline