For most nonprofit organizations, grant writing is a critical “lifeline” for their funding. Consider a career as a grant writer to help nonprofits get the funding they need to operate. The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education offers the Grant Writing Certificate Program at the UGA Gwinnett Campus in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
This program gives you the confidence and know-how to develop a successful grant proposal. You’ll learn how to identify funding resources, develop an attractive program, meet tough deadlines, and much more. You’ll also learn how to apply grant-writing techniques to other fund-raising campaigns.
Over four days, the Certificate in Grant Writing program will cover these four components:
Program Development for Grant Writers
Using common grant development formats, participants will proceed step-by-step through the development of a concept to a completed proposal, emphasizing hot topics and hot fields with funding resources; identifying and evaluating the most appropriate funding sources; researching a problem and supplying the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a grant proposal; and identifying the characteristics of successful grant writers.
Writing Skills for Grant Writers
Examine writing techniques to help you write smarter and faster. Topics include writing tools, word-processing shortcuts, needs assessments and report writing, desktop publishing, proofreading, copyediting, and online processes for grant applications.
Funding Resources and Nonprofit Development
Examine the characteristics of different funding resources and learn how to find and use those most appropriate for your programs and projects. Learn about the fundamentals of nonprofit development functions beyond grant writing, including annual solicitations, capital campaigns, and endowments; municipal fundraising; volunteer management; strategic planning; board development; and public relations.
Managing the Grant Process: From Program Development to Final Reports
Understand the latest grant application trends, including more online grant processes, new government regulations, and new social policies. This class will review the many different categories of grants for programs and projects.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Anyone with little or no grant writing experience. Experienced and professional grant writers looking to enhance their skills. Anyone looking to start a new career or further their existing grant writing career.
24 hours, 2.4 CEUs upon successful completion
Jack Smith M.P.A. is a nationally recognized grant writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1985 his consulting practice has provided grant writing services to more than 150 organizations. In addition to his consulting and teaching assignments, this year Jack has been a member of a team of grant writers for the African Society for Laboratory Medicine and the United States Center for Disease Control. These assignments have taken him to Johannesburg and Ethiopia, Africa.