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Grant Writing  

Learn to write grant proposals that get funded in this nationally recognized Grant Writing online training program.

If you want to learn the essentials of writing or acquiring grants for private, public, or government use, this program is perfect for you. You'll discover how to develop successful grants by focusing on the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling grant proposals. An experienced grant writer will show you how to create proposals that get funded.

Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.  PCs require Windows XP or later operating systems with IE8 or later browsers.  Mac computers require Safari browser.  (A high-speed Internet connection is hightly recommended.)  In addition, you may require Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).

You'll receive the following required textbooks with this program:

  • The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need
  • The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
  • Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You Really Need to Do to Get Grants
  • Managing A Nonprofit Organization
  • Handbook for Writing Proposals

The Grant Writing Online Training Program will teach you the essentials of writing, researching, obtaining, and maintaining grants. You’ll learn how to format your proposals, how to write effectively, and how to get funded.
I. Introduction to Grant Research
A. Identifying grants that fit with your organization
B. How to obtain grants that fit with your organization
C. How to move through the grant research process
D. Flexibility in the grant research process
E. Categorizing grants found in the research process
II. Introduction to Grant Writing
A. Common myths about the grant process
B. Preparing the request for proposal
C. Writing process
a. Bid/no bid decision
b. How to decline an RFP
D. Analyzing the RFP
a. Proposal team
b. Detailed analysis of the RFP
c. How to protect proprietary information
E. Scheduling tasks and meeting deadlines for the RFP
F. Program design
a. How will you fulfill the requirements of the RFP
b. Services you will provide
c. Time and money it will take to complete the project
G. Parts of the proposal
H. What to keep in mind when looking for grant funding
III. Advanced Grant Writing
A. Introduction
B. Program planning and evaluation
a. Defining your program or service
b. How you plan to assess the program
C. Program planning process
D. Needs assessment
E. Proposal writing
F. Logic model
G. Writing a grant proposal
a. Narrative portion of a grant proposal
b. Grant proposal abstract
IV. Non-profit Management and Governance
A. Management and Leadership
B. Finance
C. Legal Issues
D. Public Relations
E. Board Relationships
F. Evaluation
G. Organization and Development
H. Human Resources Issues
I. Governance
V. Specialized Writing Techniques for Grants
A. Setting up the grant proposal
B. The front matter of the grant proposal
C. What is included in the body of the proposal
D. Program design
E. Technical section of the proposal
F. Project management plan
a. What role will each team member play
b. What is your timeline
c. When/what will you report
G. Time/Cost outline
H. Common errors made in preparing response to a request for funding
I. What to include in the organization profile section
J. Executive summary and appendices of the proposal
VI. Technical Writing
A. Technical writing skills
B. Writing process of preparing a technical document
C. Resources to include in technical writing
D. Specificity in technical writing
VII. Writing Essentials
A. Planning Skills
B. Composition
C. Four Components of Writing
D. Grammar Tips
E. Common Mistakes
F. Improving Your Writing
VIII. Grammar Essentials
A. Components of Writing
a. Grammar
b. Syntax
c. Word choice
B. The components of a sentence
a. Parts of speech
b. Subjects and predicates
c. Using word order to change the emphasis of a sentence
C. Different types of sentences
a. Simple
b. Compound
c. Complex
d. Compound-complex
e. Sentence intention
D. Identifying faulty sentences
a. Incomplete sentences
b. Rambling sentences
E. Using punctuation correctly
F. Using the correct verb tense in your writing
G. The function of a paragraph
a. Topic sentence
b. Paragraph length
c. Writing paragraphs
H. Using cause and effect in your writing
IX. Budgeting Essentials
A. Introduction
B. The Concept of Budgeting
C. Activity-based Budgeting
D. Factors to Consider in Budgeting
E. Production Planning
F. Inventory
G. Sample Budget and Summary
X. Fundraising Fundamentals
A. Fund Raising
B. Marketing
C. Locating Funding Sources
D. Effective Writing
E. Successful Proposals
F. Current Trends
G. Managing Products
H. Annual Giving Campaigns
I. Corporate Sponsorships
J. Major Donors
K. Foundation and Government Grants
L. Planned Giving
M. Special Events
N. Capital Campaigns

By completing the Grant Writing Online Training Program, you'll:

  • Know how to research and find available grants
  • Understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal
  • Develop the skills needed to prepare professional, competitive, compelling, and successful grant proposals
  • Become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public foundations
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board of directors and the management team
  • Become knowledgeable on the fundamentals of legal writing, including analytical reasoning and analysis
  • Learn how to word, edit, proofread, and format basic documents for daily use within an office environment
  • Learn the fundamentals of the budgeting process including how to prepare a budget and manage a budget in a business
  • Examine the essential aspects of fundraising and how to maximize fundraising opportunities

Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001. She has practiced law with national law firms since 1983, ran for the United States Senate in California in 1994, and was appointed by Governor Wilson as a Commissioner to the WCAB from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Pang has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business schools of many universities, including the Stern School of Business at New York University, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, and the University of California, Irvine.

In addition to having over 20 years of law firm experience, Dr. Pang has founded several companies, including LawPrep, Inc., LawPrep Press, Inc., Legal, and EdWay Online. From 1989 to 1996, Dr. Pang authored several books, videos, and interactive CD-ROMs. Dr. Pang was also the manager for firm-wide practice section development, training, and forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, L.L.P.

Dr. Pang has experience providing multimedia, interactive distributed learning to working professionals and adult learners in law and business through a variety of technologies, including video streaming and online conferencing (Webcasts, synchronous and asynchronous threaded discussion boards, and chat rooms) via the Internet and satellite, as well as ISDN-based videoconferencing on CD-ROM. Dr. Pang has been a speaker at the MEC 2001 Conference: Turning a New Page in Educational Technologies, sponsored by Arizona State University; the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management: Moving Beyond Training, sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; and a speaker at various other e-learning conferences. She has design, development, implementation, and managerial experience in educational multimedia course design and creation. She has been responsible for course design and delivery using Macromedia Director, Windows Media Player, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Prometheus, WebCT, Webboard, and a host of other proprietary platforms. She also has experience with digital video, MPEG, MOV, and AVI Files.


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