Grant Writing is a profession in which you will research funding opportunities in support of charitable, nonprofit organizations for their particular projects. As a grant writer you can be a volunteer or an employee. Your main function will be to find funding through various mediums in the form of grants, “in-kind” gifts and other types of donations.
Grants are funds which never have to be paid back. While in-kind gifts are donated products or services given in support of an organization’s projects or functions.
You will search out available grant opportunities by researching data bases of foundations for available grant opportunities and then apply for the grant to win funding for your organization. Through your research you will be able to determine what is being given to whom and the proper guidelines to follow when applying for funding.
While it is very straight forward and simple, it can be tedious to say the least. There are many “tricks of the trade” which you will learn here to give your organization an edge over other organizations. The biggest part of your job will be in the hours you will devote in researching the foundations. And each foundation will have specific guidelines to follow which you will discover through your research.
Next to research, which will be the bulk of your work, you will tell your organizations story; what they are doing, why they are doing it, who will benefit, how they will benefit and what will be the final outcome of the project.
I was originally trained at a college in the United States of America in 2006 by a man with years of experience. Teaching many trade secrets I’ve not seen in any other course. Additionally I have attended several other trainings and workshops to further my knowledge base. I have assisted a few organizations and am currently working with a nonprofit in Thailand.
You will learn, among other things, where to search for foundations, what to look for in your research, how to apply and how to give your organization an edge over other organizations just to name a few. You will also learn how to win a $1500 grant just for applying.
If making a difference in the world is what you would like to do by helping a nonprofit help people and find funding in support of their particular project, then come on . . . let’s make a difference together.
The course will take four to eight one hour sessions, depending on how quickly you go through the material. While I have specific hours of teaching, (Monday through Friday - 1300-1500 and 1600-1800, weekend hours vary please ask.), you can contact me with special time requests and I will do what I can to accommodate you.
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