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Questions Asked By Aspiring Grant Writing Unicorns

How to decide if the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective is for you.

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When an aspiring grant writing unicorn emails us a great question, we respond with a short video. Here are the most frequent questions we get emailed or DM’d on Instagram @learngrantwriting.

Even More FAQs Before Saying "Yes!"

After submitting payment, you will have immediate access to the Grant Writing Unicorn Method! You can start watching Module 1 right away to get the lay of the land. We explain how you join the Facebook community group, how to download the app to listen on-the-go, etc.

We expect you to watch module one within your first week of joining so you have a strong start. The rest will come naturally once you’re inside. Come join us!

The most common fear prospective students have is not having enough time to watch the online instructional videos and take action. You’re busy. We get it! For that reason, we boiled the coursework down as tightly as possible.

You can Netflix binge Grant Writing: From Start to Funded (Module 1-3) in as little as 5 hours or take your time on a real-world project. Most take 6-8 weeks with 3-5 hours per week.

Successful students are blocking their schedule and treating the course like a college class. You wouldn’t miss a college class! Treat your online learning the same way and schedule the time for it.

This course is the most efficient way to learn grant writing. Option B is trial and error, and that takes years!

Welcome! Over half the people who learn from us have zero experience in grant writing when they got started.

But you have been thinking about it for a long time, right?

This is the perfect opportunity to carve out the time to explore that little something you always wanted to do. You are in a safe space to explore all the opportunities available to you with grant writing as a technical skill set.

Life is too short to not work on that which matters to you. You are in the right place. Join us!

Nope, you don't. But... concepts stick better when you have a real-world project. We teach a very specific process in Module 1 for finding a PAID real-world project. Don’t freak out! Promise, our strategy doesn’t involve you actually writing any grants for them until you are ready.

We also have students that collaborate internally to gain experience without taking the lead. No matter what, you’ll get real experience!

The course is designed for beginner to intermediates, but we are continually amazed at the feedback advanced grant writers give us. They love refreshing their skills and learning new ways to do things.

Here's a snippet of a quote from one of our advanced grant writers, Tara O'Hanley: "I've been chasing, working under, or administering grants for more than 20 years at this point, and today is easily the best I have ever felt about anything related to the grant writing process...What a relief, to go from merely working hard (and not knowing whether it will pay off) to working smart (and being able to relax, knowing that, if I stay focused, I have my best possible shot at success)... I'll sing the praises of this course to anyone who will listen, for as long as I can!"

Absolutely! By the time you have finished Module 3, you will know what you are doing and should be recognized for your expertise. We will send you a certificate that you can leverage on your resume, LinkedIn profile, etc. It may or may not have a little surprise included! 😉

You will not find a grant writing system like what we have built here with the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective. Past students regularly tell us that the class is worth much, much more than what we charge.

Our community is a special place filled with exceptional, motivated, and super-supportive members. When you join, you will be a part of this special group.

You get FULL access to all modules when you join the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective. You will have seven days to decide if this program is right for you. Show us that you put in the effort by watching at least Module 1 and 2, and if you are still not satisfied, we will send you a refund less credit card fees. Just send us an email at info@senworks.org to let us know how we could've improved your experience.

When you sign up, you are joining the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective for one year. Your membership will renew next year unless you decide to cancel. Don’t worry, we will send you an email reminder! Your membership will be “grandfathered” in at the price you join today.

Great question! We intentionally designed the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective based on feedback from our original students. We taught them the technical skills involved in grant writing (i.e. Grant Writing: From Start to Funded), but we didn’t originally show them the business skills. Students were coming back to us for advice when they didn’t know how much to charge a client or had a specific grant application question. We kept getting asked to create a deeper program to answer these questions and provide a guiding hand.

These students became our founding members, and they helped shape the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective into what it is today. You are likely coming to us for the technical training, but it is the community and ongoing coaching that pays for itself over and over.

Plus, we will only refer members of the Collective to partners that are hiring to ensure quality. We also provide the infrastructure support for our students to collaborate on bigger projects together. For those reasons, we provide a single, high-impact membership experience that will support you every step of the way in your career transition.

We use every template provided, so no extra useless fluff here. When you join,you get access to our Google Drive, where we share the following templates and resources:

  • Informational Interview Questionnaire
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Funding Research Guide
  • Funding Strategy Template
  • Sample Project Prospectuses
  • Grant Checklist Template
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Letters of Support Templates
  • Sample Grant Narratives
  • Grant Narrative Skeleton
  • Grant Budget Template
  • Resolution Template
  • Grant Schedule
  • Sample Contracts
  • Asana Project Management Templates
  • And a few more for good measure!

We have closed captioning on all instructional videos and transcripts available for you to download. If you have additional suggestions on how to make our program as inclusive as possible, please feel free to share those with us!

Still have questions? Get in touch or DM us on Instagram @learngrantwriting

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We support you. Whether that means joining us or doing something completely different, all we want for you is forward motion.

There are no silver bullets when building a grant writing career. If you are willing to put in the work, the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective is here to support you every step of the way.

Life is short. Build a life you love.

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