Getting Funded–The Grant Writing Process

COURSE OUTLINE

Welcome to Getting Funded—The Grant Writing Process

  • Welcome to Getting Funded—The Grant Writing Process
  • The Course

Course Outline and Grant Topics being Covered

  • Course Outline and Topics Covered
  • Resource Center
  • Instructor Introduction Video
  • Books for Further Reading
  • Nonprofits to Check Out

Part 1—Getting Started

  • Getting Started
  • Is Your Organization Ready to Apply for Grants?
  • Getting Organized
  • Google Drive Folder Assignment
    • Setting Up a Google Drive Folder
    • Google Drive Folder Organization Document
  • Parts of a Grant
    • Case Study: Musana
    • Mission Statement
    • Need Statement
    • Beneficiaries
    • Strategic Plan
    • Leadership
    • Budget
    • Commitment and Collaboration
    • Community Collaboration
      • Community Collaboration Assignment
    • Legal Eligibility
  • End of Part 1 Assignment

Part 2—Finding a Grant

  • Finding a Grant
  • Grant Types
  • Grant Research Resources
  • List of Starter Resources for Grant Research
  • Finding Grants Assignment
  • Finding the Right Grant Quiz
  • Know the Funder, Make a Good First Impression, Find a Good Match
  • The Three C’s
    • 3C’s Worksheet

Part 3—Writing the Grant

  • Writing the Grant
  • Tips for Effective Writing
  • Crafting the Need Statement
  • The Facts
  • How to Find Supporting Data and Statistics to Build Your Case
  • Telling a Story
  • Project Description
    • Project Design Worksheet
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Project Budget
    • Project Budget Worksheet
  • Supplemental Documents

Part 4—The Revision Process

  • The Revision Process
  • Revising Priorities
  • The Do’s and Do Not’s of Grant Writing

Part 5—After Submission

  • After Submission
  • We Were Funded! Now What?
  • We Were Rejected…Now What?

BY THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Research and discover potential grant opportunities
  • Compose complete grant applications
  • Organize grant writing materials for current and future use
  • Revise and rewrite grant applications to ensure success
  • Assemble grant applications to apply for funding

WHY DID I DEVELOP THIS COURSE?

I decided to teach nonprofit organizations how to write their own grants because it is so important for organizations to become independently sustainable. I hope that nonprofits can train their own employees how to write successful grant applications so nonprofits do not need to hire and pay an extra grant writer. Therefore, I designed this course with my background in grant writing, nonprofit management, and tutoring to teach nonprofits and their employees the keys to successfully write and apply for grants.