Learn the skills and strategies to write effective grant proposals The University of South Carolina’s Grant Writing Certificate program is designed to prepare professionals for the practical and conceptual aspects that are critical to the grant writing process. This four-course series will teach students how to research grants, create outlines, map out goals, and identify the mission of grants in order to execute a concise and winning proposal.
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Grant Writing Certificate
|10/03/14 - 12/05/14||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Introduction to Grant Writing
This comprehensive hands-on course will cover everything from grant terminology to developing a sound proposal. Class participants will receive the essentials to grant seeking and grant writing strategies and skills required to submit foundation, state and federal grant applications for funding. During the afternoon session of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to write a letter of intent, compile a simple budget and have it reviewed by their peers.
|10/03/14 - 10/03/14||Friday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Needs Based Assessment and Research
Needs assessment is a necessary tool for program development, evaluation, and essential for the grant writing process. In this intensive course, we will examine the necessary components of a successful Needs Assesment such as organizational capacity, availability of resources, research and statistics, unmet needs, and community partners. Participants will learn both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the development process. Emphasis is given to research and relevant statistics.
|10/24/14 - 10/24/14||Friday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Intermediate Grant Writing
The basis for successful grant writing is a carefully designed program. In this intensive workshop, we will examine the necessary components of a successful grant proposal such as the problem statement, project design, goals and objectives, organizational capacity, community partners and outcomes and evaluation. Participants will learn both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to idea development, identification of the appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Topics will include operational and capital campaign strategies, overview of planned giving structures, review of available funding sources and the preparation of a grant proposal.
|11/20/14 - 11/21/14||Thurs/Fri||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Program Development and Evaluation
Poor program development is the major reason organizations fail to gain or lose funding. In this intensive course, we will examine the necessary components of a successful program such as a highly integrated, ongoing set of activities, resource planning, goals and objectives, organizational capacity, community partners and outcomes and evaluation. Participants will learn both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the development process. Emphasis is given to outcome based measures and evaluation. Topics will include unmet need identification and best practices.
|12/05/14 - 12/05/14||Friday||9:00 am - 4:00 pm|