Private Foundations and Government Grant Organizations

After completing this course, you may apply successfully to these foundations and organizations.

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Be one of the first five participants to sign up for the course to receive a 30% discount AND after completing the course receive a free 1-hour consultation with the instructor. The 1-hour consultation provides one-on-one guidance after you have written your first grant proposal after completing the course. The grant proposal can be emailed to the instructor anytime after completing the course and prior to the one-on-one consultation meeting. Coupon Code: FIRSTFIVECUSTOMERS

For those registering 3 or more participants for the course at one time, the registration fee is eligible for a discount of 20% off the total price. 

Introduction: Key Steps for Successful Proposals

The key steps for writing successful grant proposals and submitting successful grant applications is the key to this grant writing course. The instructor will provide participants with general rules as to how to be successful at writing successful grant proposals. Successful program planning is a key integral component to winning grant funding and is incorporated into these key steps. 

Module One: Identify the Organization’s Needs and the Needs of the Community it Serves

Before anyone should start searching for grant funding, and before they determine which of the many projects they need to search for grant funding the most, every organization must prioritize their needs and the needs of the community it serves. It is essential to determine who within the community will benefit from any new project and determine who needs its services most. This module will take participants through the steps of identifying and collaborating with resource partners, stakeholders, financial partners, and funding partners. 

Module Two: Plan the Project’s Details

Module Two takes participants through the many vital and important details of planning the project’s details. Participants learn how to identify who is involved in the project, describe who will benefit from the project and what will be occurring during the project and with the grant funds, and describe why the organization and the community need the project. Planning the project’s details will ensure that its goals match those of any potential funding source and that its budget falls within that of what a matching funding source can afford to fund at the time of your application. 

Module Three: Search for Funding for the Proposed Project

With the millions of internet searches, you can come up with when you google search the word ‘grants,’ you have to either narrow down the search or be being very specific with the key terms. It is also essential to know where to find legitimate funding sources on the Internet. Many reputable sites list charitable foundations, while the federal government has its main website that houses where it lists where you can find its available grant funding opportunities. Module Three helps guide participants to these funding sources, their websites, and to the information they need to determine their eligibility criteria.

Module Four: Develop, Write and Submit a Successful Grant Application

Is there a difference between a grant proposal and a grant application? Module Four teaches participants what is found in each of those, what to include when submitting the full grant application, and what to include in a private grant application and a federal grant application. This Module is what the previous Modules prepared you for, and now you can do the writing and the submission of the proposal and all application materials. 

Module Five: Implement and Managing the Grant-Funded Program

The process is not complete even though the grant application has been submitted, and even awarded to the organization. Module Five is just as important as the other Modules and involves the same people that were involved in the first phase of this process. As one will learn in Module One, be prepared to sustain the program beyond every grant you obtain, and with more than just a grant will sustain the program with another grant. A successful organization keeps all of its programs and projects running with more than just grant funding. 

Conclusion

Wrap-up, review, and use of the Appendices in the Manual.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: Key Steps for Successful Proposals

    • Introduction: Key Steps for Successful Proposals

  • 2

    Module One: Identify the Organization’s Needs and the Needs of the Community it Serves

    • Grant Writing 101: Module One

    • Lesson One: Who will benefit from any new project we are planning?

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    • Lesson Two: What does the organization and the community we serve need most?

    • Lesson Three: When do we need this new project or program to begin?

    • Lesson Four: Where are this new program and the additional funding needed most?

    • Lesson Five: Why does the organization need this project and the grant funding to support it?

    • Lesson Six: How do we go about creating a successful project?

    • Module 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Module Two: Plan the Project’s Details

    • Module Two: Plan the Project's Details

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    • Lesson One: Who will be involved in this project? Who are the potential partners?

    • Lesson Two: What will we be doing during this project and with the grant funds?

    • Lesson Three: When will we need to start this project?

    • Lesson Four: Where will the activities take place?

    • Lesson Five: Why does the organization need this project?

    • Lesson Six: How will each step of the project be accomplished?

    • Module 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Module Three: Search for Funding for the Proposed Project

    • Module Three: Search for Funding for the Proposed Project

    • Lesson One: Who will fund this project and how do we approach the funding source?

    • Lesson One: Video Tutorial for Lesson One, Part Two

    • Lesson Two: What kind of grant funding are we eligible to receive?

    • Lesson Two: Video Tutorial for Lesson Two, Part Two

    • Lesson Three: When are the deadlines for submission of grant applications to the funding sources?

    • Lesson Four: Where do we go to for assistance in finding grant funding if we still cannot find the funding we need for our project?

    • Lesson Five: Why do we need grant funding in order to fund this project?

    • Lesson 6: How do we assist our grant writer in this process?

    • Module 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Module Four: Develop, Write and Submit a Successful Grant Application

    • Module Four: The Grant Writing Stage

    • Lesson One: Who do we contact for assistance with preparing the grant application?

    • Lesson Two: What information do we submit with the application?

    • Lesson Three: When is the application due?

    • Lesson Four: Where do we submit the grant application?

    • Lesson Five: Why do we need to include additional materials with the application?

    • Lesson Six: How do we write a successful grant proposal?

    • Module Four Quiz

  • 6

    Module Five: Implement and Managing the Grant-Funded Program

    • Module Five: Implement and Managing the Grant-Funded Program

    • Lesson One: Who will be involved in administering the grant and monitoring the grant-funded program?

    • Lesson Two: What records are we required to keep track of and what reports are we required to submit to the funding source?

    • Lesson Three: When do we evaluate the program’s progress and submit follow-up reports?

    • Lesson Four: Where do we go from here?

    • Lesson Five: Why was the program a success?

    • Lesson Six: How do we continue with the program after the grant period is over?

  • 7

    Conclusion

    • Final Quiz

    • Evaluation Survey

    • End of Course Video

Your Instructor

Owner of SSD Consulting

Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon

Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon has worked in the nonprofit sector for twenty-three years. She began her career as a grant writer and a consultant to nonprofit organizations, assisting nonprofit organizations in program development, fundraising, grant writing, and the management of grant-funded programs. She then served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization for thirteen and a half years. Many of her duties included raising money, leading the grants management process, managing a volunteer first response team, and teaching suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis intervention trainings. Ms. Schweitzer Dixon has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. She is the CEO and Owner of SSD Consulting, which provides consulting and training services to professionals working primarily within the nonprofit and government sectors. She has assisted organizations in securing millions of dollars in grant funding. She also teaches suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis intervention training to professionals and nonprofessionals, specializing in training communities on how to start L.O.S.S. (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivor) Teams. Her area of expertise in forensic psychology is in first responder crisis intervention, specifically law enforcement suicide prevention.