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Successful Grant Development (Open Enrollment)

Time limit: 49 days

$262 Enroll

Full course description

Most courses like this discuss “writing” a grant proposal, but the process begins well before that with identifying an appropriate opportunity, one that aligns with the goals as well as the capabilities and partnerships of your organization. As such, only one module covers how to “write” a grant proposal.  


That said, the writing will be the easy part once the first few modules are complete and you have: 

  • Researched and assessed funding opportunities, 
  • Identified the strengths your organization has that make it uniquely qualified to respond to the chosen opportunity, 
  • Approached strategic partners to fill gaps identified through the above process, 
  • Planned the proposal, and 
  • Set internal deadlines to keep everyone involved on track. 


Completing this course will give students a solid understanding of best practices in how to secure grants and, in turn, build effective relationships with foundations over time. 

The course consists of instructional videos and readings. You will need to submit a couple of thoughtful discussion posts for instructors to gauge understanding, but most of the time and tasks involve developing your grant proposal. Through this, you will learn best practices and gain experience that will prepare you for the next funding cycle.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify appropriate funding opportunities and understand the goals of the funder 
  • Persuade yourself that you’re the best applicant for the selected opportunity 
  • Persuade others that you’re the best applicant for the selected opportunity 
  • Plan the work to develop a compelling and relevant grant proposal 


Format: This non-credit course is offered online using the Canvas LMS and intended to be completed over a 35-day period. It is asynchronous, but not self-paced. You will have a total of 49 days to complete the course. The 49 days to complete begins on the day of enrollment and under no circumstances will extensions be given. This course takes approximately 15 hours to complete, and you should plan to spend about 2-3 hours per week. You will be assessed throughout the course to demonstrate proficiency on the subject matter. You must pass all assessments before receiving the course badge. 


Refunds: Please note the course price does not include any credit card processing fees required by our vendor. Refunds can be issued within 48 hours of registration; no refunds will be given after the course has begun.