The Effective Grant Proposal course provides an understanding of and practice in grant proposal writing for non-profits, foundations, and government agencies. Our online structured grant proposal writing course will show you how to write a proposal that easily gets funded. It will teach you to prepare grants proposal effectively and find the best funding sources for your projects and non-profits. A good grant proposal presents your organisation in the best possible light, and convinces the potential funder that your goals are aligned with their own mission statement and vision. It makes them want to support your work by awarding you a grant.
This course is great for development workers, research, academic, government, health and non-profit professionals new to the grant writing world as well for professionals looking to expand their grant writing knowledge. It is a comprehensive, hands-on training that covers researching funding sources and writing award winning proposals. Other topics covered include: defining objectives, researching and getting to know the donor; how to develop a logic model; preparing budgets; and how to follow up with the donor.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Write effective grant proposals in a structured, readable and logical format;
- Write in a positive, audience-focused style;
- Present an organisation and proposed project with clarity and brevity;
- Research potential sources of grant funding.
Participants will be able to write effective grant proposals that stand a strong chance of receiving a positive response from funder’s. Participants will also be introduced to specialized agencies concerned with bridging the gap between funder’s and grantees.
This is an online course, so you’ll need to have a computer with an internet connection, and you’ll need a web-browser (you can use IE or Firefox). All the course materials you’ll need to complete this course are provided in the course modules. You will not need to purchase any additional materials, resources, or books. You will also have the opportunity of experiencing the best online training platform.
- Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
- Assignments to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the course with.
- Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat etc.
Interaction with students will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to students.
At the end of each module, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.
This course is aimed at staff of non-profit organizations, development workers, government officials, project managers, grant officers, researchers, donor agencies, consultants and knowledge workers in universities, government agencies, and corporate organizations, lecturers, marketers, UN agency staff, human resources managers, business, policy planners, and students who want to learn how to write effective grant proposals.
The course tuition fee is US$300. Course fees include access to all course materials, expert support, assignments as well as postage and packaging of a certificate. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.
Total Duration: One month, approximately 35 hours learning time.
The deadline for application is 4th May 2019, while full tuition payment is due on or before 7th May 2019. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. You can request for application form from email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Effective Grant Proposal Writing
- Introduction to effective grant proposal writing
- Understanding the concept of grant proposal
- The importance of proposals
- The satisfaction of proposals
- Proposal as a challenge or competition
- Types of grant proposals
- Solicited and unsolicited porposals
- Main rules for unsolicited proposals
- Assignment 1
The Request for Proposal (RFP)
Program Development and Planning
- Step 1: Pre-planning and project management
- Assignment 3.1
- Step 2: Situational assessment
- Assignment 3.2
- Step 3: Identify goals, populations of interest, and objectives
- Assignment 3.3
- Step 4: Identify strategies, activities, and resources
- Step 5: Develop indicators
- Assignment 3.4
- Step 6: Review the program plan
Developing a Logic Model
The Six-point Guideline and Strategy for Winning Proposals
The Grant Proposal Writing Phase
Packaging and Submitting the Proposal