Specialization in Grant Writing & Management Strategies

Win and Manage Grants for Your Organization


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $1,500

Next start date:

April 9, 2024

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About this Program

Grants can be an important source of support for projects or programs that are designed to meet community needs. Because grants don’t need to be paid back, this funding can be especially valuable to nonprofits, research institutions and social-impact businesses — and the competition can be fierce. Successfully winning a public, private or donor-funded grant starts with a compelling, research-based application.

In this one-course specialization, you’ll get in-depth experience with grant writing. You’ll learn to use research, storytelling and measurable objectives to align your organization with funders. You’ll also understand the post-award grant process, including how to track progress and follow up with grantmakers, win or lose. Plus, you’ll get insights from national fundraising experts about strategies and emerging trends in grantmaking.

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Designed For

Nonprofit professionals, fundraisers, technical writers or anyone interested in a career in grant writing, fund development or grant management. Those interested in a full range of fundraising strategies might consider the Certificate in Fundraising Management.

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Skills You’ll Gain

  • Grant writing
  • Grant applications
  • Case statements
  • Project planning
  • Project documentation
  • Prospect research
  • Relationship building
  • Storytelling
  • Stewardship

Get Real-World Experience

  • Research prospective grantmakers and find quality funding opportunities
  • Write grant proposals, define need statements and collect community-based evidence
  • Understand the post-award grant process, including project tracking and reporting to grantmakers

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Career Stats


Growth in demand for grant writing skills in Washington state (2018-2022)


Growth in demand for grant writing skills in the U.S. (2018-2022)

Source: Lightcast

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 3.6 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.

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