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: Online, Live Sessions

Hours: 24 

Credits: 2.4 CEUs

When: Oct. 24 – Nov. 18

Cost: $849

The course will cover these components:

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

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 Number: 


Course Date Info: 

October 24, 28, 31, November 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 2020
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
All sessions are instructor-led and will be held in a virtual classroom.

Course Format:
Online, Live Sessions

Course Fee(s): 

$849 (includes materials)

Dr. 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.