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Online Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management Training

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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.

This short-term training program will provide an industry-recognized credential through Motlow's Department of Workforce Development ([email protected]). This program is not eligible for Federal financial aid and is not for academic credit at Motlow.

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  • 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.

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

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

Technical writing skills; writing process of preparing a technical document

WRITING ESSENTIALS

Four components of writing; planning, composition and grammar techniques

GRAMMAR ESSENTIALS

Grammar, syntax and parts of speech; rhetoric and argumentation

BUDGETING ESSENTIALS

The concept of budgeting; factors to consider in budgeting

FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS

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 MANAGEMENT

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

PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATION

Knowing the audience; the power of listening

NEGOTIATING STRATEGIES

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.

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