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Grant Writing +
Non-Profit Management

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Master Non-Profit Fundraising

Grant writing is one of the most important aspects of fundraising for a nonprofit. This 100% online course will train you to manage the entire process of writing a funding proposal for your nonprofit organization. You’ll learn how to create a successful grant proposal and manage your organizational goals, projects and outcomes.

Job Outlook for Grant Writers

San Diego County has an increasing demand for nonprofit fundraising jobs, with growth projected at 10% over the next decade.

The State of California has one of the largest numbers of nonprofit organizations in the country, with high concentrations in Southern California. In fact, the California Association of Nonprofits found that “California nonprofits account for 1 in every 16 California jobs.” This equates to over 900,000 California residents working in the nonprofit sector.

PayScale.com estimates that grant writers can earn up to $68,000 annually, with the current median salary sitting around $48,000.

“Grant Writing moved at a great pace. I liked being able to go back over the course and text material for complete understanding,”

-D.S., Excelsior College

Course Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

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Curriculum

INTRODUCTION TO GRANT RESEARCH
Identifying grants that fit with your organization; flexibility in the grant research process

INTRODUCTION TO GRANT WRITING
Common myths about the grant process, preparing the request for proposal, analyzing and responding to the RFP

ADVANCED GRANT WRITING
Program planning and evaluation, defining your program or service and writing a grant proposal

SPECIALIZED WRITING TECHNIQUES FOR GRANTS
The front matter of the grant proposal; common errors made in preparing response to a request for funding

TECHNICAL WRITING
Technical writing skills; writing process of preparing a technical document

ADVANCED GRANT WRITING
Working with drawing tools, graphic symbols and the library; basic and advanced animation, publishing Animate documents

WRITING ESSENTIALS
Four components of writing; planning, composition and grammar techniques

GRAMMAR ESSENTIALS
Working with drawing tools, graphic symbols and the library; basic and advanced animation, publishing Animate documents

BUDGETING ESSENTIALS
The concept of budgeting; factors to consider in budgeting

FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS
Locating funding sources; types of fundraising including, foundation and government grants, annual giving campaigns and corporate sponsorships

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
Management and leadership; organization and development

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN OPERATIONS
Definitions and business models, categories and strategies; strategic planning models

FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT FOR NON-PROFITS
Importance of financial statements and ratios; balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flows

MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Marketing goals, planning and mix; technology and implementation

LEGAL ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
Agency, employment and torts law; intellectual property

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING
What is a leader?; leadership theories, decision making and empowerment

PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATION
Knowing the audience; the power of listening

NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES
Types of negotiations; steps, tools and preparation for negotiating

Instructor

Katherine Squires Pang

Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law with since 1983. She 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 of many universities, including New York University and the University of California, Irvine. She 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.

FAQs about Grant Writing and Non-Profit Managements

WHY DO NONPROFITS NEED GRANT WRITERS?
Not-for-profit (or nonprofit) 501(c) entities rely on fundraising and development to sustain their mission. Grant writing is one of the key strategies in the nonprofits sector for fundraising.

WHAT DO NONPROFIT MANAGERS DO?
Nonprofit managers to oversee organizational structure and day-to-day activities of a nonprofit. These individuals focus on administration rather than generating revenue. However, for many small or startup nonprofits, the roles of fundraising and management may fall on the same individual.

ARE THERE OTHER WAYS THAT NONPROFITS CAN FUNDRAISE?
Yes. Beyond grant writing, organizations can set up auctions, donation drives, events and more. To do this, a nonprofit must have a clear mission, vision and organizational structure.

WHAT TYPES OF GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR NONPROFITS?
Federal, state, foundation and corporate grants are available. The Federal government is the largest source of grant funding.

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