NATIONAL FUNDING FOUNDATION

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

Online Virtual Program 
December 14, 2020

The Grant Proposal Writing Workshop, like our in-person workshops, is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time.

 

Through the completion of interactive exercises, live online lectures and discussions, question and answer sessions, and virtual instructor feedback, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process. Students will complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.  This course will be identical in content coverage to our award winning in-person workshops, but will follow a module format that will allow students to both follow the program live on the day of launch, and complete the program at their own pace, anytime thereafter. 

Program Overview

Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop.  Through this online program, students will be exposed to the art of successful grant writing practices, and led on a journey that ends with a masterful grant proposal.

 

The Grant Proposal Writing Workshop consists of three (3) subject areas that will be covered during this online course: 

 

(1) Fundamentals of Program Planning

 

This session is centered on the belief that "it's all about the program." This intensive session will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grant writing "workshops" treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this workshop will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and grant writing.

 

(2) Proposal Writing Essentials

 

Designed for both the novice and experienced grant writer, this component will make each student an overall proposal writing specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do's and don'ts of grant writing, this workshop is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this course's intent to illustrate grant writing as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this class will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

 

(3) Funding Research

 

At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will teach a strategic funding research approach that encourages students to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories that contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a strategic grant acquisition effort.

 

Registration

$398.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.

 

Each student will receive:

  • Access to the Online Classroom Platform which includes live lectures,
    assignments, class discussion boards, and resources

  • The Funding Foundation's Certificate in Professional Grant Proposal Writing

  • The Guide to Successful Grant Proposal Writing

  • The Grant Writer's Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines

 

Click here to download the Program Agenda.