Professional Proposal Writing

Online Training
Next Session Starts Aug 21
Available 24 hours

This course requires about 60 total hours to complete. It is self-paced, has open enrollment, and can be accessed for 90 days.

This interactive online course features a state-of-the-art presentation that utilizes an audiovisual and user-responsive teaching approach. It is designed for beginners as well as advanced grant writers who want to initiate or finalize their proposals. Understanding that proposals vary, the instruction and materials have been separated according to participants' interest in project or research grants. We will walk you through key search engines, locating the donors and grants that fit your needs, and writing proposals that win competitions.

During this course, you will receive a proposal writing workbook and helpful tools and resources. There will be ongoing exercises to check your understanding, as well as activities and assignments.

After this online course, you will know how to:

  • Identify Funding Sources
  • Comprehend Strategic Planning
  • Write Key Pieces of the Proposal
  • Develop the Heart of the Grant
  • Address Accountability
  • Understand the Review Process

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

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Dr. Mathilda Harris

Dr. Mathilda Harris (Tillie) is the Executive Director of the Grant Training Center. During the past twenty five years she has written grants, conducted workshops on grant planning, developed strategic plans on grant procurement and assisted individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully write and receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multi-lateral donors. She has served as a reader and evaluator of grant competitions for the U.S. Department of Education, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

She holds a doctorate from The George Washington University (Washington, DC), an M.A. from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon) and a B.S. from the University of California (Berkeley).

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

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Module OneThe Diversity of Donors and Funding
Module TwoStrategies for Grant Planning
Module ThreeWhat the Donors Want and How to Say It
Module FourDesigning Your Grant
Module FiveHow to Gauge Success
Module SixSelling Your Proposal to the Reviewers

Each module contains:

  • An interactive audiovisual presentation on key topics
  • Interactive activities to supplement the presentation
  • Optional assignments to gain first-hand experience

Forum

An open forum is available at all times for participants to ask questions and submit commentary throughout the course. We urge everyone to contribute for a healthy discussion environment, and questions directed at the instructor.

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Click for Interactive Demo

Preparing for the Online Course

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop or considering the specifics of your current project. Having a specific project in mind will help you to understand the various proposal components presented. Begin thinking of donors who could fund your project; such as a foundation, a local, state, or federal agency, a corporation, and/or individuals.

Consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. Why do I need the money?
  2. Why is my idea worthy of funding?
  3. How much money will I need?
  4. What is the time period of my grant?

Expectations

This course is comprised of six modules. Attendees will be expected to spend approximately 4 hours per module, including lessons, readings and completing writing assignments.

What You Will Need

  • REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile
  • REQUIRED: Internet connection

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Click for Interactive Demo

Click on your question below to see the answer. If this page does not answer your question, feel free to contact us.

General Questions:

A. Our training sessions tend to fill quickly, and our registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise that you register as far in advance as possible to guarantee your spot.
A. If a class is full, we will pull it from the schedule. If you can see a workshop, course, or webinar, you can sign up for it.
A. When you sign up for a workshop, course, or webinar, we email you a confirmation notice. This email also contains an attachment providing the basic details about the course, such as: location, what to bring, and a few dining recommendations.
A. Each person traveling to our workshop has a different route, method of transportation, and budget for travel, so we leave travel planning up to the individual.
A. We will be happy to review the executive summary or abstract and discuss the direction of your grant with you.
A. You will receive a Participant Contact List by email after the workshop. Each person registered for the workshop who did not opt out will be on the list.
A. Each link to any of our online training is only for the specific individual who registered. It is expressly prohibited to share the link or stream. Each person who will be participating or observing must register separately.
A. We have various partners with whom we mutually offer courses.
A. All materials provided before, during, and after training are copyrighted and are solely for use by the registered participant. Any reproduction, distribution, or transfer is expressly prohibited. This includes all information directories, work books, and any other materials provided unless otherwise specified.

Payment Questions:

A. We understand that funds sometimes need to be allocated prior to payment, so we allow registrations without requiring immediate payment. An invoice will be sent after registration.
A. We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
A. Yes. Further, the term 'US FUNDS' must be pre-printed on the check by the bank. We do not accept personal checks from international payees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refund/Retake:Once course registration has been processed, refunds cannot be issued. Students may choose to access the curriculum at a later date, upon request. If the course is not completed within the allotted time frame, an extension can be granted for a re-enrollment fee of 50% of the original course fee. In certain situations, such as illness or family emergency, this fee may be waived pending official proof of such circumstances.

Instructor

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Click for Interactive Demo

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Group Registration

$45 discount

TOTAL: $695.00

$695.00

This course requires about 60 total hours to complete. It is self-paced, has open enrollment, and can be accessed for 90 days.

This interactive online course features a state-of-the-art presentation that utilizes an audiovisual and user-responsive teaching approach. It is designed for beginners as well as advanced grant writers who want to initiate or finalize their proposals. Understanding that proposals vary, the instruction and materials have been separated according to participants' interest in project or research grants. We will walk you through key search engines, locating the donors and grants that fit your needs, and writing proposals that win competitions.

During this course, you will receive a proposal writing workbook and helpful tools and resources. There will be ongoing exercises to check your understanding, as well as activities and assignments.

After this online course, you will know how to:

  • Identify Funding Sources
  • Comprehend Strategic Planning
  • Write Key Pieces of the Proposal
  • Develop the Heart of the Grant
  • Address Accountability
  • Understand the Review Process

Dr. Mathilda Harris

Dr. Mathilda Harris (Tillie) is the Executive Director of the Grant Training Center. During the past twenty five years she has written grants, conducted workshops on grant planning, developed strategic plans on grant procurement and assisted individuals and institutions nationally and internationally to successfully write and receive funding from federal, corporate, private, foundation and multi-lateral donors. She has served as a reader and evaluator of grant competitions for the U.S. Department of Education, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

She holds a doctorate from The George Washington University (Washington, DC), an M.A. from the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon) and a B.S. from the University of California (Berkeley).

Module OneThe Diversity of Donors and Funding
Module TwoStrategies for Grant Planning
Module ThreeWhat the Donors Want and How to Say It
Module FourDesigning Your Grant
Module FiveHow to Gauge Success
Module SixSelling Your Proposal to the Reviewers

Each module contains:

  • An interactive audiovisual presentation on key topics
  • Interactive activities to supplement the presentation
  • Optional assignments to gain first-hand experience

Forum

An open forum is available at all times for participants to ask questions and submit commentary throughout the course. We urge everyone to contribute for a healthy discussion environment, and questions directed at the instructor.

Preparing for the Online Course

Begin thinking of a project you want to develop or considering the specifics of your current project. Having a specific project in mind will help you to understand the various proposal components presented. Begin thinking of donors who could fund your project; such as a foundation, a local, state, or federal agency, a corporation, and/or individuals.

Consider how you would answer the following questions:

  1. Why do I need the money?
  2. Why is my idea worthy of funding?
  3. How much money will I need?
  4. What is the time period of my grant?

Expectations

This course is comprised of six modules. Attendees will be expected to spend approximately 4 hours per module, including lessons, readings and completing writing assignments.

What You Will Need

  • REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile
  • REQUIRED: Internet connection

Click on your question below to see the answer. If this page does not answer your question, feel free to contact us.

General Questions:

A. Our training sessions to fill quickly, and our registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We advise that you register as far in advance as possible to guarantee your spot.
A. If a class is full, we will pull it from the schedule. If you can see a workshop, course, or webinar, you can sign up for it.
A. When you sign up for a workshop, course or webinar, we email you a confirmation notice. This email also contains an attachment providing the basic details about the course, such as: location, what to bring, and a few dining recommendations.
A. Each person traveling to our workshop has a different route, method of transportation, and budget for travel, so we leave travel planning up to the individual.
A. We will be happy to review the executive summary or abstract and discuss the direction of your grant with you.
A. You will receive a Participant Contact List by email after the workshop. Each person registered for the workshop who did not opt out will be on the list.
A. Each link to any of our online training is only for the specific individual who registered. It is expressly prohibited to share the link or stream. Each person who will be participating or observing must register separately.
A. We have various partners with whom we mutually offer courses.
A. All materials provided before, during, and after training are copyrighted and are solely for use by the registered participant. Any reproduction, distribution, or transfer is expressly prohibited. This includes all information directories, work books, and any other materials provided unless otherwise specified.

Payment Questions:

A. We understand that funds sometimes need to be allocated prior to payment, so we allow registrations without requiring immediate payment. An invoice will be sent after registration.
A. We accept credit cards, checks, and purchase orders.
A. Yes. Further, the term 'US FUNDS' must be pre-printed on the check by the bank. We do not accept personal checks from international payees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refund/Retake:Once course registration has been processed, refunds cannot be issued. Students may choose to access the curriculum at a later date, upon request. If the course is not completed within the allotted time frame, an extension can be granted for a re-enrollment fee of 50% of the original course fee. In certain situations, such as illness or family emergency, this fee may be waived pending official proof of such circumstances.

Fields marked (*) are required. You will receive a confirmation email after registration.

Contact and Organization Info



Additional Services

- add $145 ($50 discount) What is this?

TOTAL: $695.00