ABOUT THIS COURSE:
ONLINE GRANT WRITING & FUNDRAISING SKILLS (10 weeks, self-paced)
Understand the fundraising landscape and practice writing for clarity and impact to secure diversified funding for your organization.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
10 weeks of self-paced lessons, including tips, tools, resources and templates
One-on-one (45 minute) coaching session to get personalized feedback on any of your grant writing work
Templates and guides to develop prospect research leads, structure a conversation with a donor, develop high-quality LOIs, proposals, donor reports and much more
Develop strategies and learn tools to:
Explore the fundraising cycle from donor cultivation to closing the grant.
Gain research tips and templates to get clarity on funders that are best aligned to your program mission.
Learn best practices and grants management tools to stay organized and meet multiple deadlines.
Develop and practice writing strategies for creating award winning proposals, letter of inquiry (LOIs), and RFPs.
Apply strategies to develop reports that tell the story of your organization and convey impact.
Practice giving and receiving feedback on writing clear, concise, and impact-focused donor materials.
WEEK 1: Assess your readiness. Understand the fundraising cycle from donor cultivation to closing the grant and assess your organization's strengths and weaknesses in fundraising. (Assessment provided)
WEEK 2: Use research tips and templates. Use a checklist to get clear on your organization's priorities and learn research tips to efficiently save time identifying funders that are the best fit for your organization. (Templates provided)
WEEK 3: Building relationships. Learn tips and strategies for getting an "IN" with potential funders before the writing process can even begin.
WEEK 4: Grants management best practices. Learn best practices and grants management tools to stay organized and meet multiple deadlines.
WEEK 5: Develop concept notes and letters of inquiry (LOIs) to organize your proposed project and save time before writing the proposal. (Templates provided)
WEEK 6: Learn the components of short and long proposals. Begin to develop a practice proposal and receive personal guidance as you go.
WEEK 7: Create SMART Goals, Objectives, Activities, and Outcomes. Learn the difference between these concepts and integrate these into your proposal to create a strong project plan that persuades funders to partner with you.
WEEK 8: Learn and practice reporting strategies. Develop reports that tell the story of your organization and convey impact.
WEEK 9: Practice giving and receiving feedback on writing clear, concise, and impact-focused donor materials.
WEEK 10: One-on-one coaching (45 minutes). Use this time to ask any questions and receive feedback and guidance on anything you worked in this training over the last 9 weeks!