Writing Grants: An Overview


Discover and learn a reasonable and manageable approach to the grants-writing process for nonprofits and charities. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to compose and submit a competitive grant proposal to secure private foundation, corporate and public funds. You also will gain an understanding of how to research and identify funding sources and match them to funding needs.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key components of a grant proposal
  • Develop skills and strategies for creating a competitive grant proposal
  • Learn how to research funding sources compatible with funding needs

About the Instructor

Vivienne French is a fundraising consultant who has researched, written and managed federal, state and private grants for nearly 20 years. She formerly served as executive director of the Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra, as grants writer/administrator for the Reno City Attorney’s Office and as fund development specialist for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. She has background in multiple areas of public, nonprofit and personnel administration, program development and strategic planning.

This course may be taken independently or applied toward a 10-course certificate in Human Resources Management or Supervisory Management offered through Extended Studies.

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Course: CX 247-00
Term: 2182
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 2182CX247
Instructor(s): Vivienne French
Location: TBA (To be announced location)
Dates: May 4, 2018 (Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 6.0 Contact Hours
Notes: Ths course is being held in Winnemucca, Nev. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Required Fees: Price