The ExpertRating Online Grant Writing Course (leading to ExpertRating A to Z Grant writing Skills
A to Z Grant
Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip
you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field
of grant writing! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by
discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a
good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network
and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to
organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put
together a complete proposal package.
speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious
institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation,
corporate, government, and individual donors. But many of the
elements easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual
artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and
individuals is also included. No matter who you are or what level of
experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and
submitting successful proposals here!
This course includes a knowledgeable and
caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Linda Vallejo.
ExpertRating Online Grant Writing Course instructor :
Linda Vallejo is a practicing professional development officer
and grant writer with twenty years experience and has taught the
A to Z Grant writing System for over seven years. She has
developed and implemented successful Grant writing campaigns for
multiple non-profit organizations including proposals for
education, arts, environment, mental health, medical and
Grant writing Course requirements:
For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Grant Writing Course you need
Microsoft Word, the free
Adobe Acrobat reader, Internet access, E-mail, and the and the
Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser
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great course! Concise and well-organized. It had the potential to be very
confusing, but it wasn't at all. I will definitely recommend it to others."
Linda, just wanted to let you know how much your course has helped us. Our
shelter building has needed some major repairs for some time now. With the
encouragement of the executive director I recently sent a few grant proposals.
Today I got word from a foundation that has approved us for a 20K grant! I could
not have done this without the knowledge your course has given me. Thanks
Course! I've taken "on-line" courses before, and this was by far the best one
I've taken yet. The lessons were kept to the right length, and the supplemental
information provided was very useful."
course! This was my first on-line course and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I plan on
taking other courses."
course, very organized and clear. The instructor's suggestions and comments were
always right on target. The quizzes and assignments reinforced the lessons, and
there's not a thing I would change about the course. Thanks!!"
I love this class! I have learned a lot of new approaches and have had a lot of
things "reinforced" that I have already been doing correctly. WOW! Linda
Vallejo, you are an awesome teacher."
class, very informative and I would definitely recommend this class to others."
course! I'm sure the knowledge I've gained will prove useful to many non-profit
groups I interact with in my community. They, too, will be grateful! THANK YOU!"
appreciate the invaluable help and advice that Linda has provided me in response
to my questions. Thank you very much for all your kind assistance, Linda!"
appreciate the time the instructor took to answer each and every message sent to
the discussion board. This has been a wonderful course and has taught me so very
much! After having worked a short while in the world of non-profits, I now
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are run! Thank you for all of the information included in these lessons--my
"favorites" page on the internet is full of useful information and leads."
enjoyed this course. It was very understandable for me and will be extremely
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A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
Grant writing that you will learn during the Grant writing Course.
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The final exam is fully based upon the
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ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
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All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
Writing course will help you write persuasive proposals.
Grant writing is the
skill of asking for money in the form of a grant from a foundation,
organization or a government agency in the form of a document. This
document contains information on how the money will be used, by whom
will it be used and who will undertake the tasks which are described
in the proposal. Grant writing is, however, is, not as easy as it
seems. The Grant Writing course will hone your grant writing skills.
Grant Writing needs a lot of research and patience. It takes time to
make a plan, coordinate the plan, write, and package and submit the
grant writing proposal. Persistence is the key to grant writing. The
ExpertRating Grant Writing Certification and Course is a valuable course
that will teach you the necessary tools and techniques required to
enter the field of grant writing.
ExpertRating Online Grant Writing Course
Coverage (6 weeks program)
Wednesday - Lesson 01
Have you wondered
what a grant writer does, what kinds of
organizations and causes seek grants, and what
types of grants are available? In this lesson,
you'll find the answers to your questions, as
well as tips for getting into the grant writing
field and for finding funders.
Friday - Lesson 02
Many people are
often surprised at how much research needs to go
into finding a potential funder who is a good
match for your program efforts! Finding funders
takes a lot of time, effort, and planning, and
this lesson will walk you through the
information you need to gather and organize. You
will gain an invaluable tool here—the Research
Information Sheet (RIS)—which will help you keep
your research focused and on track.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
In this lesson,
you'll meet three real-world foundation and
corporate funders: the Verizon Foundation, Wells
Fargo, and the Ben & Jerry's Foundation. This
lesson will walk through the application
guidelines for each of them, which will help
you, get a feel for what to look for in a good
match potential funder, how funders present
their mission and goals, and what they expect in
a complete proposal package. Remember, the more
application guidelines you read and study, the
better you'll be able to create a successful
Friday - Lesson 04
Now that you have
a feel for what kinds of information to gather
in your search for good match potential funders,
you need to know how to effectively organize it.
This lesson will begin with a big-picture
overview of the grant writing process, so you'll
know where your research fits in each step of
the way. Then you'll get some proven techniques
and tools for organizing an efficient and
smooth-running development department. A grant
writing campaign means submitting an ongoing
calendar of proposals to a wide variety of
potential funders, and an organized office is
the only way to accomplish this goal!
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
community relationships is crucial to finding
support for any worthy cause. So this lesson
will look at some creative how-tos of networking
with community members, VIPs, and corporate,
foundation, and government representatives to
help you find contacts and support in your
community. Then this lesson will lay the
groundwork for making that crucial initial
contact with a potential funder. This might be a
bit nerve-racking at first, but with the proper
preparation, it can be extremely rewarding.
Friday - Lesson 06
relationship-building, phone contacts,
organizing—does it all rest on the shoulders of
one grant writer? Happily, the answer is no! In
this lesson you'll meet the development team
members who implement the grant writing campaign
and get some ideas for how to put a team of your
own together. You'll also get acquainted with
the collaborative partners who work side by side
with you and your organization, and you'll
discover how to put together a successful site
Wednesday - Lesson 07
It's so important
to know how to present yourself, your
organization, and your proposed program
effectively. So this lesson will explore the
elements of two all-important letters: the
letter of inquiry and the letter of request.
Most funders will want either one or both of
these letters, so knowing how to write them is
essential. You'll also learn how to ask for the
right grant amount and how to overcome any fears
you may have about asking for support.
Friday - Lesson 08
You'd be amazed
at how many organizations go about their grant
writing campaigns backwards! To spare you a
great amount of extra work, stress, and
unnecessary discouragement, this lesson will
walk through a vital technique: the Rollover
Concept. This lesson will also begin a detailed
exploration of the elements of a Gold Medal
Proposal Package, including your organization's
history and background, mission statement,
goals, major accomplishments, and many other
documents and materials that potential funders
Wednesday - Lesson 09
Picking up where
you were left off in Lesson 8, in this lesson
you'll see how to write your need statement,
proposed program paragraphs, measurable
objectives, timeline, and evaluation plan.
You'll also get a good idea of what kinds of
financial documents and materials funders expect
in complete proposal packages, including your
organization projected income and expense
budget, audited financial statement, proposed
program budget and request, and future funding
Friday - Lesson 10
What happens to
your proposal after you apply for a grant? If
you've ever wondered about this, in this lesson
you'll discover all the hoops it goes through
once it reaches the program officer's desk. If
your application should be declined, you'll see
how to turn that into an opportunity for future
success. And if your proposal should be
accepted, you'll learn about the essential
thank-you letter, how to put together the final
report, and how to acknowledge and provide
benefits to the funders supporting your program
efforts. You'll also understand how crucial it
is to diversify your funding base!
Wednesday - Lesson 11
In this lesson
you'll learn about the A to Z of creating
business (for-profit) and individual artist
proposal packages. You'll also get some
important tips and techniques for putting
together proposals for government funding
sources, which, as you can imagine, will be more
complicated and much lengthier than proposals to
foundations, corporations, or individual donors.