While the internal panic ensues as you face yet another blank grant application with an all-too-soon deadline, you feel the dread of having to write a grant proposal that may or may not get the funds your organization so desperately needs.
What’s worse? You have such a limited time to get the grant written because the more time you spend writing, the more piles of work are waiting for you on your desk. You just want to raise as much money as you can for your organization without losing sleep and pulling all your hair out.
…you’re in the right place.
Getting grants is both an art and a science, but it’s not a mystery. By the end of the course, you’ll have a complete draft grant proposal and budget ready to submit to funders that you can easily modify and reuse to apply to even more prospects, increasing your chances of meeting your funding goals.
You’ll discover what grants are and what they can do for you, how to pick the perfect project for funding, and how to gather your materials and your team. By being prepared, you’ll avoid the rookie mistake of diving right into grant writing, without laying the foundation first.
You’ll learn how to think like a Funder (and win more grants), and the proven system to structure your grant seeking for the next 10 years.
Uncover what funders are really buying, learn the logical step-by-step process to develop your perfect project plan, and navigate the complex process of evaluation (or how to know you’ve made a difference).
Find your best grant opportunities (without spending all your free time in front of a computer), nurture relationships so you know how to approach funders before you apply for a grant, and discover how to keep track of it all using grant calendars, tech tools, and software options. By learning this, you avoid applying to funders that are NOT the best fit for YOUR program.
Learn the common elements of the “typical” grant application for foundation and government grants, create a 7-day plan to develop your needs statement, organization qualifications, outcomes & goals, work plan, evaluation plan, collaborations and partnerships, sustainability plan and more, and learn how to develop a clear and concise grant proposal that will excite a funder the first time they read it!
Discover the steps to developing a perfect project budget for foundation and government grant applications, how to know the true cost of your project, how to develop income projections, how to develop the project budget justifications, and 5 ways to lose a grant (all the mistakes to avoid)!
Here, you’ll learn how to manage deadlines and reporting requirements (without losing sleep), how to keep the relationship with your funders, how to prepare for site visits, and what to do if the answer is “no”?
Create a long-term grant strategy so you NEVER run out of money, and learn how to further your own development, network with others, and get certified in the grants profession.
I’m one of only 350 or so nationally certified grant professionals in the United States and Canada, by the nationally accredited Grant Professionals Certification Institute. I’m also one of the few nationally Approved Trainers by the Grant Professionals Association.
In 2009, I founded Grants4Good LLC to help nonprofit organizations and businesses find and get grants. Since then, I’ve helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for programs that make a difference, including clients that are non-profits, businesses, higher education institutions, and human service agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. I’ve even taught one of the profession’s all-time most highly subscribed webinars, plus tons of webinars over the years. At Grants4Good, we are the catalyst that helps organizations turn their ideas into reality through the power of grants.
What motivates me to do this work? I know I’m empowering people to achieve THEIR purpose, by helping them not just get money, but really thinking through their projects, and helping them articulate their positive impact on their community.
My entire reason for creating this online course is to walk people through each step of the grant writing process from beginning to end so that when they complete all the modules, they have also completed a full grant application that is ready to send off to one or many funders! Then, they can repeat this same process over and over again, yielding steady income from grants.
Sure, you could hire me directly to help you find funders and write grant applications which starts at $36,000 per year and up. Or, you could hire a full-time grant professional on staff, which averages $64,000/year (not including benefits).
Or worse, you could spend time taking several webinars, “discounted” online courses, and “free” training, and Frankenstein-together how to find and get grants… but not only does that cost you time and effort, but most people never see results from this mix, and therefore, never get the grant funds they need.
“I wanted to update you that we applied to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' Rebirth grant (max request: $5,000), and we got the whole $5,000! I know $5,000 isn't much, but considering we haven't applied to very many grants at all, this is a great start. Thanks for teaching me so much!”
“We learned so much and have many ideas generated from this experience. I'd also like to add that we met with our Programs Manager...she was energized by the content and we were able to work through refining our needs statement and creating a logic model for our educational programs. The budget is next! With this template created, we can spend more time researching funding opportunities and reaching out to create relationships. Many thanks!”
“Margit is incredibly knowledgeable, good at communicating a lot of content, and brought engaging exercises to get us thinking about application in our own work.”
“I am new to grant writing and have been in my position – a position that is also new to our organization – for a year now. I’m almost ready to throw in the towel. I have struggled with the whole outline of grants, what to say and what not to say, logic models, oh the whole darn process, actually. I’m pretty much on my own to figure it out. Because of this uncertainty of whether I’m writing grants correctly, I’ve procrastinated which has led to anxiety and feelings of failure. I usually don’t fail, professionally, but usually excel at what I’m tasked to do. I’ve been with Catholic Charities for 13 years and I know this agency and live the mission. I’m telling you this because you’ve given me hope that maybe I CAN actually do this grant writing gig.”
Who is this course for?
This course is for YOU if you are a non-profit professional, volunteer, entrepreneur, or want to be a grant consultant, and are:
Who this course is NOT for?
Can I download the material?
You bet! The minute you register for the course, you will be able to digitally access the entire course (all 8 modules, plus all the bonus materials). You can then download PDFs of the slides and bonus materials, and download the video and the audio of each lesson in every module so you can watch and listen offline from any device.
How long do I get access?
Is forever long enough? When you purchase the All About Grant Writing course, you immediately receive lifetime access! No, not 30 days, or 90 days or one year, but forever. You will receive the entire course so that you can either “binge-watch” all the content at once or go through one module a week, a month, whatever! You go at your own pace and as your work schedule allows, 24/7.
Is there a guarantee/refund policy?
Yes, we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked. If within 30 days of purchasing the course, you aren’t satisfied, contact us and we will issue a full refund.
Do you update the course, and if so, do I get updates?
Yes and yes! Once you are an All About Grant Writing customer, you will receive ALL the updates, 2.0 versions, and bonus materials as they are added to newer versions of the course. This means you have lifetime access to the most up-to-date version of the course…always!
If I have a question that comes up during the course, how do I get it answered?
It’s so frustrating to sign up for an online course only to find out you never get to interact with REAL people! What happens if you get stuck or don’t understand something? That is why your course includes a special BONUS: A customers-only Facebook group where you have complete access to me and your peers! On this private Facebook group, I’ll share my decades of grant writing and nonprofit leadership experience and you’ll have the benefits of bouncing ideas and questions off your peers too. It’s a true and trusting community that can help you along every step of the way.
What if I can’t afford the entire cost upfront?
While a one-time investment of $997 for lifetime access to the entire course is the best value, sometimes it’s just not possible. That is why I’m offering a 3-payment plan. If you choose this option, you will pay $397 in 3 payments.