4.59 (320 reviews)
☑ Building your case for fundraising
☑ Types of foundations and other funders
☑ Types of proposals and submissions
☑ Key elements of successful proposals
☑ What funders are looking for in a proposal
☑ Understanding outcomes versus outputs
☑ Story telling for grant seekers
☑ How grants fit into your fund development plan
An in-depth look at it takes to craft winning grant proposals for nonprofit programs. The course covers building your fundraising case, to learning about different types of foundations and other funding sources, to the seven essential elements of a fundable proposal. We'll take a close look at crafting strong outcomes statements, the use of storytelling to make an impact, and what funders are looking for.
This online course is adapted from the instructors' fifteen years of experience teaching grant proposal writing in a classroom setting to over 1,000 nonprofit professionals.
Introduction and Welcome
Lesson 1: The Charitable Giving Landscape
Charitable Giving Landscape
Quick Quiz: Fundraising Landscape
Lesson 2: Making Your Fundraising Case
Making Your Fundraising Case
Lesson 3: Getting Ready for Grants
Getting Ready for Grants
Lesson 4: Starting Your Proposal
Starting Your Proposal
Lesson 5: Goals and Outcomes
Goals and Outcomes
Goals and Outcomes Quiz
Lesson 6: Methodology, Evaluation, and Sustainability
Methodology, Evaluation, and Funding Sustainability
Lesson 7: Budgets
Lesson 8: Putting it all Together
Putting it all Together
Putting it Together Quiz
Although I'm in the United Kingdom, the theory I believe is still relevant. So far - what I expected.
In this course Ken demystifies the format and contents of grant proposals in a simple and easy to follow style and language.
Very easy to follow for someone new to grant proposals. Great resources and presentations. Thank you!
This course was incredibly helpful. The resources and handouts will help me for years to come on my grant writing journey. Thank you!
Very informational. I was offered a grant opportunity while taking the course and they asked for a LOI and I was so excited that I knew what it meant. However, the course was great, kept my interest, great handouts, I will be applying all that I have learned.
Its good for me because I am searching for grants right now to support my agency's eLearning program.
Yes, this section helped me learn more about foundations. I work for a Chamber of Commerce and we also have a Community Foundation.
I am working with a Foundation based on Special Education. I think I am learning exactly what I wanted. Mr. Ken is throwing all at the point clearly and boldly. Hope that the upcoming sections will be also great as this.
No doubt, a great course. I personally enjoyed the course. Exactly what I needed. Thanks Ken for the detailed course.
It was very informative and detailed. Having the ability to download the lessons as well as the attachments and resource list is an added plus! Being that I have yet to start grant writing, I believe what would’ve been even more helpful is if there was a “mock” assignment.
I think it was a very informative course and gave me a great start to writing grant proposals. I think perhaps tehre could have been a few lectures added on how to conduct internet searches for possible grant givers and pethaps one more on seed funding and how this may be a little different. I am happy with the downloadable course materials too. Thanks, great course!
I thought this course was great. It was very beginner-friendly, thorough, good reflection questions.
This is a good beginner level course. I like that it has assignments, where others are just lectures. Good information.
Great introduction to grant writing. It sets you up with the basic skills and outlines that you need to create effective proposals.
The structure in the beginning was bit confusing. Sort of supposed we were doing a dry run of writing a proposal. As I didn't have a grant ready to write, it was frustrating. In the end, session not bad. Best,