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Get Paid as a Grant Writer

Take control of your future with a career in grant writing, so you have the flexibility to build a life you love.

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How to Write A Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn book

Not Sure You’ll Like Grant Writing?

If you like to collaborate and work on meaningful, project-based work, then the answer is probably yes! Confirm by watching the training below.

Explore Grant Writing

Introducing...

THE GRANT WRITING
UNICORN METHOD

A Step-by-Step System To Take You From Zero To Hero as a Grant Writing Consultant.

The Only Program Of Its Kind To...

Show you how to pay for this program with your first two projects.

Teach you a bullet-proof approach to finding great clients and jobs.

Train you in managing your time and energy to avoid burnout.

Mentor you through your career transition.

Be home to the world’s coolest community of grant writing unicorns.

Community changemakers learning how to secure grant funding

Pretty Rad, Right? This Is How It Works

The Grant Writing Unicorn Collective is a year-long membership that includes online instructional videos, community, and coaching to teach you a step-by-step system for building a flexible career in grant writing.

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Module 1

Prepare for Success

Start with a strong foundation

Module 1: Preparation

Learn how to pay for this program with real client work (no prior grant writing experience required). Download 15+ templates, including sample grant narratives.

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    Lesson 1: Getting Oriented
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    Lesson 2: Grant Writing Templates
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    Lesson 3: Getting Paid to Learn

Module 2: Find Grants

This is our secret sauce! Nobody teaches the grant research process like we do.

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    Lesson 1: Buckets of Funding
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    Lesson 2: The Grant Research Process
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    Lesson 3: Round 1 - Find 100+ Grants
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    Lesson 4: Round 2 - From 100+ to ≈ 20
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    Lesson 5: Round 3 - Choose Top 2-5 Grants Worth Pursuing
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Module 2

Grant Research

Focus on the right grants

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Module 3

Write Winning Grants

A step by step approach

Module 3: Write Grants

Gain the confidence to write winning grants and help worthy organizations improve the lives of others.

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    Lesson 1: Read Grant Guidelines and Prepare a Narrative Skeleton
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    Lesson 2: Grant Schedule and Kick-Off
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    Lesson 3: Develop Your Grant Budget
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    Lesson 4: Resolution and Letters of Support
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    Lesson 5: Write Your Narrative
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    Lesson 6: Data Driven Writing and Editing
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    Lesson 7: Submit Your Application!

At This Point, You Earn Your Grant Writing Certificate!

Celebrating Grant Writing Certificate

With your certificate and real-world experience, you can now interview well for higher-paying, quality jobs. Enjoyed the freelancing? In the next module, we show you how to work for yourself and build a vibrant grant writing consulting business.

Additional bonus training

But, There Is More!

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Module 4

Find Clients & Get Paid

How to work as a grant writer

Module 4: Find Clients & Get Paid

After earning your first $10,000 and confirming you love grant writing, we’ll show you how to grant write full-time.

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    Lesson 1: Setting Up Your Business
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    Lesson 2: Secrets in the Systems
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    Lesson 3: Finding (More) Great Clients
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    Lesson 4: Contracting and Pricing
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    Lesson 5: Forming Grant Writing Teams

Module 5: Freedom in Project Management

Anyone can keep it together for one or two projects. To truly level up your career (and life!), we’ll show you how to manage your time and energy.

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    Lesson 1: Managing Your Grant Projects
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    Lesson 2: Managing Yourself
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    Lesson 3: Navigating Sticky Situations
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    Lesson 4: Bonus Live Trainings
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Module 5

Project Management

Manage your time and energy

Plus, Community and Coaching!

Private community of grant writers

A Community of Grant Writing Unicorns

Grant writing isn’t the only thing we have in common! Our community loves to travel and eat adventurous foods. We value family, our health, and our time. We recharge our souls with a walk in nature. We read. We write. And, most of all, we support each other.

Coaching and Mentorship

No question goes unanswered in our community group. We also host live coaching calls twice a month. During the “Hot Seat” call, you can submit your draft narrative or budget for a live audit. During the BYOS call (Bring Your Own Situation/Snack), we round robin wins, lessons learned, and challenges.

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What Members Are Saying

Let’s Do This! Choose Your Plan

Pay once or with 12 monthly payments. Your membership to the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective will be the most fun you’ve ever had advancing your career.

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Monthly Payments
$129 per month

Most members pay for the year in just three months.

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Online instructional training including:

  • Grant Writing: From Start to Funded
  • Find Clients and Get Paid
  • Freedom in Project Management

The monthly plan also includes:

  • Grant Writing Certificate
  • Rockin’ Community
  • Coaching Calls 2x/mo.
  • Templates for Everything
  • Discounts to Grant Databases
  • Referrals to Partners Hiring

Annual Payment
$1,290 per year

Save 16.67% with an annual payment.
Worth two months free!

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Online instructional training including:

  • Grant Writing: From Start to Funded
  • Find Clients and Get Paid
  • Freedom in Project Management

The annual plan also includes:

  • Grant Writing Certificate
  • Rockin’ Community
  • Coaching Calls 2x/mo.
  • Templates for Everything
  • Discounts to Grant Databases
  • Referrals to Partners Hiring
  • Two Months Free
You’re wicked close to saying yes, but not quite ready to commit? Get in touch, and we can connect you with a current member for an insider perspective.
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Questions Asked Before Saying "Heck 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

The Grant Writing Unicorn Collective Is For You If...

You have been thinking about becoming a grant writer, or getting better at it, for a long time.

You want more control over your schedule, but don’t know where to start to make the transition.

You want to create positive change and make a meaningful impact on the world.

You are ready to take action to have the life you want, while also having a fun, supportive community behind you.

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What Students Hoped For When Getting Started

(P.S. They have gone on to excel at grant writing!)

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“I hope to learn the skills and knowledge needed to be a grant writing unicorn! In more detail, I look forward to learning about the grant writing process: how to find grants, how to find the right programs that need the money, and how best to use my writing skills to connect the two together. I'd be thrilled to have a job where I feel like what I do is improving our world and our society. My hope is that being a freelance grant writer will make me feel that way.”

Grant Writer Anna Nelson
Anna Nelson
Wicked Good Copy Editor + Now Grant Writer
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“I'm a virtual assistant and want to add grant writing to my skills so that I'll stand out and attract new clients. Looks like jobs are plentiful in this area so I hope this program shows us how to break into grant writing as a newbie. Also looking forward to connecting with others in the Facebook group for support & ideas on doing grant writing as a business.”

Grant Writer Cheryl
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This program is for you if you want...

Remember what we talked about... grant writing is hard work. But, if it fits your personality and goals, it can be a wildly fulfilling career.

You are the architect of your life. If you aren’t happy, you are not alone. It happens to all of us.

What matters is that you take action. Whether that means joining us or doing something completely different, all we want for you is forward motion.

Build a life you love.

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Join Us! Choose Your Plan

Pay once or with 12 monthly payments. Your membership to the Grant Writing Unicorn Collective will be the most fun you’ve ever had advancing your career.

Most Popular

Monthly Payments
$129 per month

Most members pay for the year in just three months.

YASSS! Sign Me Up

Annual Payment
$1,290 per year

Save 16.67% with an annual payment.
Worth two months free!

YASSS! Sign Me Up
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