Program Description

Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Professional 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.



$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.