A to Z Grant Writing (Online Course)

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Learn the ins and outs of grant writing from a veteran grant writer. This course will provide the experience and skills you need to become a successful grant writer as you learn to put together stand-out proposals that will encourage funds from donors.


Course Details

Do you love writing and building rewarding, long-lasting relationships? Do you have a passion for a cause? As a grant writer, you can help nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and research organizations acquire the funds they need to operate and to thrive. In this A to Z Grant Writing class, you’ll learn how to put together a Gold Medal Proposal Package—one that will capture the attention, and the funds, of donors.

This informative course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter this exciting and fulfilling field. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you can be a successful grant writer. You’ll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals right here. This is one of the best online grant writing courses around, whether you’re already involved in a related position or are looking to take your first step into this rewarding career.


Lesson 1

Get an overview of who seeks grants, how to get into grant writing, and what kind of grants are available.

Lesson 2

Discover how the Research Information Sheet (RIS) can help you as you collect and organize information about good match potential funders.

Lesson 3

Get acquainted with reading and understanding funder guidelines . . . because the more guidelines you read, the better you’ll understand how funding sources present themselves and what they expect in a complete proposal package.

Lesson 4

Learn how to effectively organize all your research by creating your Red-Hot Resource Books, using tools like the development plan and development report, and developing an easy-to-use filing system.

Lesson 5

Understand how to build additional funding resources through networking, and learn how to establish positive communication when you make your first contacts with a funding source.

Lesson 6

Find out what goes into creating a development team, learn how collaborative partnerships work, and see what you need to do to have a successful site visit.

Lesson 7

Explore how to write the letter of inquiry and the letter of request, and learn how and when to ask for the appropriate grant amount and not let fear get in your way.

Lesson 8

Discover how to streamline your efforts through the Gold Medal Proposal Package and the Rollover Concept, then start putting together your Gold Medal Proposal Package, beginning with your organization’s history, mission statement, goals, key people, and nonprofit papers.

Lesson 9

Tackle the next part of assembling your Gold Medal Proposal Package by explaining the problem you’re trying to solve, determining how you can measure success, and getting your financial information together.

Lesson 10

Understand the application review process, learn how to ask for feedback when your request is denied, create your final report, and show funders the benefits of supporting your program.

Lesson 11

Explore the elements of Gold Medal Proposal Packages for businesses, individual artists, and government funding sources.

Lesson 12

Get some ideas for how to present your proposal package so that it catches the funder’s eye and how to motivate your board of directors to step up to the fund-raising plate!


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Course Information

Course Hours: 24.00

How It Works


Take the online course at your convenience.


Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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Student Reviews

  1. NM

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    So far, the course is just what I expected and what I was looking for.

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