Gain valuable fundraising skills that benefit your organization and your career

The Grant Writing Certificate program teaches you how to write compelling proposals that secure funding and generate ongoing support for your organization. Whether you’re looking to start a new career in grant writing or further your existing career, this course will teach you transferable skills that will benefit you for years to come.


Format: Classroom/Online

Hours: 24 

Credits: 2.4 CEUs

When: Various Dates

Cost: $999

This intensive course is designed to teach you how to follow a step-by-step process that will increase your confidence when writing a grant proposal. As you take the class, you’ll have 24 hours in the virtual classroom to learn systematic strategies for improving your success with writing compelling and exciting proposals that will generate support for your organizations. Cooperative learning is integrated into each course session. (Cooperative learning is a teaching strategy in which small groups [including learners with different ability levels] use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject.) You will then apply the learned skills from the interactive group sessions to your individual grant proposal writing time. Most students use the individual writing time towards a grant proposal they are hoping to submit for funding.

Topic areas covered are:

Essential Grant Proposal Writing Skills

  • Components of the Grant Proposal
  • Characteristics of Fundable Proposals
  • Analyzing Request for Proposals

Grant Applications & Program Development

  • Letters of Intent & Inquiry
  • Program Description & Implementation Plan
  • Designing Measurable Goals & Objectives

Grant Proposal Package Elements

  • Executive Summary & Abstract
  • Evaluation Methods with Outcomes & Impact
  • Program Budget Development & Narrative

Interested in National Certification: If you are interested in becoming a nationally certified grant writer, please visit American’s Grant Writers’ Association or Grant Professionals Certification Institute.

Who Should Attend?

  • 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

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Live-Online – Register now
Instructor-led, virtual online class sessions
June 4 - 27, 2024
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

On-Campus Bootcamp – Register now
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
July 8 - 11, 2024
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Course format: 

Classroom and Live-online

For each course, the learning activities can be completed during the class time provided. These activities include group work, individual writing assignments, and peer review activities. All assignments will be submitted electronically.

Course Fee(s): 

$999 (includes materials)

Dr. Diane Rice PhotoDr. Diane Rice is currently an instructor at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. As a part-time consultant, she writes grant proposals, creates grant writing instructional materials for courses, designs grant writing training materials for workshops, teaches grant writing courses, and facilitates grant workshop presentations for nonprofit organizations.

In addition to working as a part-time grants consultant for Grant Writers Quill LLC, she is embarking on her 19th year as a full-time public school teacher in Georgia. As a member of the American Grant Writers Association (AGWA), she has been a Certified Grant Writer® since June 2015. Dr. Rice has panelist experience with AGWA, and she served as the AGWA Special Interest Chair for the PK-12 and Special/Gifted Education groups. Dr. Rice also consults as a grant proposal reviewer at the Foundation and Federal level. As a part-time grants consultant, she has procured thousands of dollars in grant funding.

Dr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Anderson University, a Master of Human Resource Development from Clemson University, an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College, and a Doctorate of Education degree from Walden University. She considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys working as a grants consultant to support outstanding causes.