Which course is best for me?

Are you well suited to become a grant writer?
Answer the following questions with yes or no:
  1. Willing to read instructions completely?               
  2. Willing to follow directions explicitly?                       
  3. Are you extremely detail-oriented?                          
  4. Are you thorough, methodical, and persistent?     
  5. Do you have strong math skills?                               
  6. Able to meet deadlines?
  7. Have the emotional stability to withstand repeated rejection by multiple funders?
  8. Strong professional ethics?
  9. Strong writing skills including grammar and spelling?
  10. Proficient use of Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader software?
If you answered "yes" to these 10 questions, then you have the personal traits to become a successful grant writer.

Online Courses.  All online courses are independent study and self-paced.  The content is provided at the undergraduate level.  Students are provided course materials and assignments by e-mail by his/her online instructor.  Students may ask questions and correspond with the online instructor via e-mail.


If the student wants to learn the basics of researching, writing, and budgeting to receive Foundation Grants and is seeking a position at a Nonprofit Organization or Private Education Institution, then we recommend:
  • Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations  Learn more
If the student is seeking a position at a Government Agency, Public School, Public University, or a For Profit Business, then we recommend one of the following: If the student wants an in-depth course in writing competitive letters, proposals, and applications for Foundation and Corporate Grants, as well as applications for Government Project Grants then we recommend:
What if a person wants to become a Certified Grant Writer®?

What if a person wants to become a Certified Grant Writer®?

For grant writers who want to become a Certified Grant Writer® please select from the following: 

CGW Workshop Series 
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CGW Online
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CGW Review and Exam 
Annual
Individual Membership
Included Included Included
Grantseeker Basics
Online Course
 12 hour online course included
Program Development and Proposal Writing 4 day workshop included 42 hour online course included
CGW Review Course 1 day workshop included 1 day workshop included 1 day workshop included
CGW Exam 1 day exam included 1 day exam included 1 day exam included
 Regular Price $ 899.00 $ 999.00 $ 699.00

What if I want to become a Grant Consultant?

What if I want to become a Grant Consultant?

This online course is perfect for experienced grant writers who want to learn about starting a Grant Consulting Business. We recommend the online course "How to Start a Grant Consulting Business".  It is also offered as an online course or as a 2-hour workshop at select locations.

What if I want to prepare research grants?

What if I want to prepare research grants?

Preparing Applications for Research Grants is appropriate for staff at Universities working in the Sponsored Research Office who are responsible for preparing government grant applications for research grants. or for the researcher who is preparing the entire application him/herself.  The online course will provide guidance on prepaing all sections of the Application Package including Research Project Narrative, R&R Budget, Budget Narrative, and all attachments. 

  • Preparing Applications for Research Grants    Learn More
What if I want to learn to Manage a Grant?

What if I want to learn to Manage a Grant?

We offer the "Grant Management Online Course".  This course is appropriate for employees of local government, school districts, nonprofit organizations, higher education, and for profit businesses.  The course provides instruction on managing grant funds from Federal Grants as well as Foundation Grants.