Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management Training
Master Nonprofit Fundraising
Grant writing is one of the most important aspects of working in the nonprofit sector. The success of a nonprofit comes down to how they structure their organization and how well they fundraise. This 100% online course will train you to manage the entire process of writing a funding proposal for your nonprofit organization. You’ll learn how to create a successful grant proposal and manage your organizational goals, projects and outcomes.
Job Outlook for Grant Writers
- PayScale.com estimates that grant writers can earn up to $68,000 annually, with the current median salary sitting around $48,000.
- According to Salary.com, the base salary for Non-Profit Grant Writer ranges from $43,873 to $52,070 with the average base salary of $47,005.
FAQs about Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management
WHY DO NONPROFITS NEED GRANT WRITERS?
Not-for-profit (or nonprofit) 501(c) entities rely on fundraising and development to sustain their mission. Grant writing is one of the key strategies in the nonprofits sector for fundraising.
WHAT DO NONPROFIT MANAGERS DO?
Nonprofit managers to oversee organizational structure and day-to-day activities of a nonprofit. These individuals focus on administration rather than generating revenue. However, for many small or startup nonprofits, the roles of fundraising and management may fall on the same individual.
ARE THERE OTHER WAYS THAT NONPROFITS CAN FUNDRAISE?
Yes. Beyond grant writing, organizations can set up auctions, donation drives, events and more. To do this, a nonprofit must have a clear mission, vision and organizational structure.
WHAT TYPES OF GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR NONPROFITS?
Federal, state, foundation and corporate grants are available. The Federal government is the largest source of grant funding.
- Be able to research, plan and write effectively for multiple purposes in the nonprofit sector
- Understand the entire grant proposal writing process, including defining scope, project management and financial projections
- Identify roles of funding agencies, philanthropic foundations and giving institutions
- Develop effective nonprofit management strategies
- Develop effective research strategies, data collection, and invention
- Develop managerial skills that will enable you to supervise both projects and people
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
INTRODUCTION TO GRANT RESEARCH
Identifying grants that fit with your organization; flexibility in the grant research process
INTRODUCTION TO GRANT WRITING
Common myths about the grant process, preparing the request for proposal, analyzing and responding to the RFP
ADVANCED GRANT WRITING
Program planning and evaluation, defining your program or service and writing a grant proposal
SPECIALIZED WRITING TECHNIQUES FOR GRANTS
The front matter of the grant proposal; common errors made in preparing response to a request for funding
Technical writing skills; writing process of preparing a technical document
Four components of writing; planning, composition and grammar techniques
Grammar, syntax and parts of speech; rhetoric and argumentation
The concept of budgeting; factors to consider in budgeting
Locating funding sources; types of fundraising including, foundation and government grants, annual giving campaigns and corporate sponsorships
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE
Management and leadership; organization and development
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN OPERATIONS
Definitions and business models, categories and strategies; strategic planning models
FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT FOR NON-PROFITS
Importance of financial statements and ratios; balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flows
Marketing goals, planning and mix; technology and implementation
LEGAL ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
Agency, employment and torts law; intellectual property
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING
What is a leader?; leadership theories, decision making and empowerment
Knowing the audience; the power of listening
Types of negotiations; steps, tools and preparation for negotiating
Katherine Squires Pang
Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law with since 1983. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member of many universities, including New York University and the University of California, Irvine. She received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.