Grant Writing Certificate: How to Craft an Award Winning Grant Proposal (Spring 2021)

Background graphoc with rainbow colored dots transparent background.
(Attendance at all five dates is mandatory to receive Certificate of Completion)

Course Dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3


The workshop is designed to help students develop award-winning grant proposals in an interactive style. Students will learn the fundamental components of a grant proposal and how to craft each component to position their agency for success.

Throughout this certificate, you will learn and create:
  • Opening Paragraphs
  • Need/Case Statements
  • Agency Description
  • Program description including goals/objectives/outcomes.
  • Budgets and budget narratives will also be covered and explained.

    You will also learn how to find funders with priorities that fit your nonprofit's mission and how to help funders further their own philanthropic objectives. For each section of the workshop, students will submit real-life examples from their own agency for critique and improvement. Additionally, in each certificate, we have one representative of a foundation visit to explain how they make decisions about granting funds to help guide your future proposals.

    What Previous Participants Say:

    "Before joining this program, I really did not know anything about Grant writing and today after the 5 sessions, I really have the feeling that I've learned a lot and I am ready to write my first proposal."

    "I felt the format and the pacing were perfect. We were able to consume information in chunks. Taking in the lessons in smaller segments made it easier to learn but also, more importantly, easier to retain."

    About the Instructor:

    Scott Evans has been a freelance grant writer since 2005 and is the former Director of Development for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Scott has written proposals for many types of non-profits including education, research, human services, youth development, workforce development, and the arts. He also serves as the Administrator for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Orange County chapter and is a Past-President of the organization. His measurement of the success of the course is dependent on students’ writing improvement and their better understanding of the audience that is reading their proposals and making decisions. With that, students will create clear overtures that accurately portray their organizations’ good works.

    Cancellation Policy

    As a courtesy to our trainers, all cancellations must be made by phone or email at least 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for late cancellations or no-shows for any course. For organizations with an Annual Learning Subscription, cancellations made past the 48-hour grace period will result in a $25 late cancellation fee. If you do not cancel your registration and miss the training, you will be charged a $50 no-show fee.

Purchase $475 / Non-Member

Grant Writing Certificate: How to Craft an Award Winning Grant Proposal (Spring 2021)

Course Sessions:

  • Instructor/Facilitator: OneOC Training Instructor
  • 05/06/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Training. You will receive the Zoom Link prior to the training date by email.
  • Maximum Seats: 25
  • Available Seats: 25

  • Instructor/Facilitator: OneOC Training Instructor
  • 05/13/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Training. You will receive the Zoom Link prior to the training date by email.
  • Maximum Seats: 25
  • Available Seats: 25

  • Instructor/Facilitator: OneOC Training Instructor
  • 05/20/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Training. You will receive the Zoom Link prior to the training date by email.
  • Maximum Seats: 25
  • Available Seats: 25

  • Instructor/Facilitator: OneOC Training Instructor
  • 05/27/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Training. You will receive the Zoom Link prior to the training date by email.
  • Maximum Seats: 25
  • Available Seats: 25

  • Instructor/Facilitator: OneOC Training Instructor
  • 06/03/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Timezone: Pacific Standard Time
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Training. You will receive the Zoom Link prior to the training date by email.
  • Maximum Seats: 25
  • Available Seats: 25