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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. Class size is intentionally small in order to provide personalized attention while you build a real, usable work product. 


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: October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13

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.


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 is required for 5 days of the program and familiarity with the personal computer environment is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this program.



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