Learn How to Write Grants

Fast track becoming a talented grant writer with online grant writing courses and free resources.

Start With Project Planning

Grant writing is the easy part! It’s getting a project ready to pursue funding that is hard. Learn to think like a funder and turn your idea into a fundable project. 

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Why Start Here?

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin

This advice applies to grant writing as well! Poorly planned projects rarely get funded. Save hours of time and heart ache by learning to prepare projects for success.  

What You Will Learn

How to Develop Ideas Into Projects 
Using our Project Planning Toolkit, you will develop a scope of work, project team, cost estimate, and other essential details for success. 

How to Prepare a Grant Cost Estimate  
Not a numbers person? No problem! We make it easy to develop a grant budget with a downloadable grant budget spreadsheet. 

How It Works

Sign up anytime! You will receive login information to access the online grant writing course and private community network. 

After completing your planning toolkit, one of our grant writing experts will review it. Past students tell us they love this one-on-one coaching! 

The project planning course must be taken before applying for the online grant writing course. This helps us make sure you are set up to succeed! 

What You Get

  • The confidence and knowledge to take an idea and develop it into a project.
  • A project planning toolkit.
  • A sample memorandum of agreement template for establishing partnerships.
  • A grant budget spreadsheet (worth the course for this alone!).
  • Feedback from an expert grant writer. 

Try out online learning! Free mini course on writing a grant narrative

Learn how to prepare a narrative "skeleton" and specific tips for writing compelling and concise proposals. 

"I really liked the approach of developing a large/expansive project vision and finding the partners before looking for funding. The guidance on the project development steps/process was great!"

Rosa L.
Course Participant

"You have a great skill in grant-writing. Thank you for sharing it with us. This training allowed me to feel more comfortable with the overall funding process."

Thomas L.
Program Director

"Even as an experienced grant writer I learned a ton from this course. I especially appreciated the budget template to make federal grant applications easier to complete."

Mary Ann W.
Tribal Administrator

"I really appreciated your pragmatic, straightforward style. Takeaway: "you can win these grants, and I'll show you how, but you've got to hustle!""

Joy B.
Program Director

Then Become a Grant Writing Unicorn!

Once you have completed the prerequisite Project Planning Course, you can enroll in our online Learn Grant Writing Program. This place where people get serious about developing their grant writing skills. 

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What You Will Learn

Learn Where to Find Grants
This is our magic pixie dust! Learn how to find grants and determine which ones are worth pursuing.

Master the Processes for Grant Writing Stress Free
Learn about file organization, how to read funding guidelines, prepare a grant narrative ‘skeleton’, and host an energizing kick-off meeting.

Learn How to Develop Grant Attachments 
Learn how to develop common attachments like letters of support, a resolution to submit, resumes, maps, a schedule, and more.

Learn How to Write Convincingly
Lots of organizations are worthy of funding. Learn how to stand apart with persuasive and confident writing.

How does it work?

The Learn Grant Writing Program becomes available every two months. Te program takes 4-6 hours per week.

The course includes one-year access to our internal community network of grant writers. Continue to collaborate with each other to ask questions, share grants, and more. 

What will you get?

Everything you can possibly need to research grants and write grant applications! In addition, receive:

  • A funding research toolkit for tracking grant opportunities and deciding which ones to pursue.
  • Diverse case studies on creative funding research and how project funding was secured.
  • Discounted access to our favorite online grant database.
  • A grant budget spreadsheet and detailed instruction on budget development.
  • Attachment templates including a sample resolution to submit, letters of support request, memorandum of agreement, and more.
  • Free access for one year to our internal community platform where you can collaborate with other grant writers.

Get the First Chapter of My Book on How to Write Grants for FREE!

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and receive the first chapter of my book on grant writing. The book answers the most common questions I am asked about grant writing and shares insights I want every aspiring grant writer to know. (P.S. You can purchase the book here!)

Get Your Questions Answered! Live Webinar

Join us for a FREE one-hour webinar. Here is what you can expect:

The webinar will be split into two parts. First we will do a mini workshop on the Seven Steps for Writing a Grant. Then we will go over how our online grant writing program works and answer any questions you have about it. 

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