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Program Overview

The Grant Writing Certificate Program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. The Grant Writing Certificate Program is a hands-on workshop, not just a series of lectures.  

Join our Grant Writing Class for Nonprofit Professionals to support your 501(c)3 organization’s mission. This comprehensive 40 hour course equips students with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the grant writing process. Participants also receive personalized guidance and support while writing an actual grant application that can be used for your nonprofit organization. Led by experienced grant writer Susannah Erler, CFRE, you’ll delve into every aspect of proposal development, from researching funding sources to constructing impactful narratives and budgets. Empower your nonprofit’s mission and financial future by enrolling in this class today!

Scheduled Session

This 5-day certificate course will be held on the following days:

Session Dates 2024: July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12

Session Time: 9:00AM CST – 5:00PM CST with a 30 minute lunch

The session will be held online via Zoom. Participants are expected to attend and actively engage in every session. Before you register, please be sure you can commit to participating in each session.

The sessions will not be recorded for later viewing. Therefore, full and active participation during each Zoom class is not only expected but crucial for your success. Also note that attendance is a factor in determining your final grade in this Pass/Fail Continuing
Education (CE) class.


Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. Grant Writers need to stay on top of the latest trends that include more online grant applications, requirements for better-designed evaluations and new social policies that determine grant opportunities. Participants that have completed our Grant Writing Certificate Program will have increased his/her chances of winning competitive grants through a better understanding of the entire grant process. A computer and zoom access is required and familiarity with the personal computer environment is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this program.


Early Bird$750*

Standard Tuition$1,000*

*Eligible for AmeriCorps education award funds and Hazlewood Act tuition exemption program

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