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Certificate in Grantwriting   

Class Overview

The world of grant-seeking is becoming more competitive. Gain the knowledge to become a successful grant writer, whether you're a program manager, fund developer, or the head of an organization. Learn a series of essential skills, from project design to development and persuasive writing, and gain practical experience. 

Discover where to find grant opportunities, how to write grant reports, and how to build relationships with grantmakers so that you have all the information you need to get funding for something you care deeply about. Explore the ethics involved in writing proposals and reports, and receiving funds. 

Topics will include:

  • Writing a grant proposal, step by step
  • Where to find grant opportunities and research strategies
  • Using a logic model to design your project
  • Formulating goals, outcomes, and objectives
  • Preparing a project work plan and timeline
  • Budgeting your project
  • Evaluation 
  • Editing for persuasive communications
  • Building relationships with grantmakers
  • The ethics involved in the grantwriting process

This online course provides on-demand instruction with reading and writing assignments plus a weekly Zoom meeting with your learning cohort for problem-based discussion. You will receive one-on-one personalized feedback on your writing and grant strategy - a huge asset of this class that sets it apart from others.

 
To achieve the certificate, you will need to complete a grant proposal within eight weeks, following the course curriculum. Your instructor, Allison Jones Shirk, M.Ed. has more than 25 years of experience writing grants and is a certified grantwriting instructor through the Grant Professional Association and Grant Professional Certification Institute. She will guide you through this process step by step. 

This course is approved for 24 continuing education points for initial certification and renewal as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Grant Professional Certified (GPC). This course, in partnership with Spark the Fire Grantwriting Classes, was rated by Instrumentl as one of the best grantwriting classes of 2022 and 2023.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Properly outline goals for grants
  • Develop proposals that will help you win grants
  • Utilize skills in how to present your proposal
  • Develop relationships with grantmakers
  • Have a finished grant proposal developed with the guidance of an expert 

 

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Professionals from government, nonprofit, tribes, and educational organizations
  • Fund development consultants who are interested in honing their skills
  • Freelance writers interested in expanding their available services
  • Anyone interested in a career in nonprofits, government, education, tribes, fund development, or grantwriting

 

Free Info Session 

Meet the instructor, find out more about the class, and ask your questions!
REGISTER for the Info Session

 

 

Welcome to Continuing Education

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College.  Our classes are for professional development/career enhancement or personal enrichment and are designed for adults in the community.  Upon completion of classes, students may request a certificate of completion.  Our classes do not appear on student transcripts, earn college credit or qualify for financial aid or tuition waivers.

 

 

Certificate in Grantwriting

We recommend registering early!  Many of our classes will fill up, and we are unable to process registrations within 2 hours of the start time, 

on 4/2/2024.  

Item: Spring37066 Allison Shirk
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 24 Class Hours
Sessions: 8 Tu Room: Online, Zoom , WA
4/2/2024 - 5/28/2024 Fee: $899.00
  • Format/Location: Online
  • Schedule Notes: No class on 4/23. The final project is due on 6/4
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Welcome to Continuing Education

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College.  Our classes are for professional development/career enhancement or personal enrichment and are designed for adults in the community.  Upon completion of classes, students may request a certificate of completion.  Our classes do not appear on student transcripts, earn college credit or qualify for financial aid or tuition waivers.

 

 

Certificate in Grantwriting

We recommend registering early!  Many of our classes will fill up, and we are unable to process registrations within 2 hours of the start time, 

on 4/2/2024.  

Item: Spring37068 Allison Shirk
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 24 Class Hours
Sessions: 8 Tu Room: Online, Zoom , WA
4/2/2024 - 5/28/2024 Fee: $899.00
  • Format/Location: Online
  • Schedule Notes: No class on 4/23. The final project is due on 6/4
 Show More

 

 

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