online grant-writing course

Grant-Writing Skills

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Grant writing requires specialized business writing skills.

If you work for a non-profit, research firm, NGO, or charity, you already know that writing grants is what keeps the lights on. How can your grant writing persuade potential donors that your organization is indispensable and deserves support?

Course Highlights

  • Learn the components of a successful grant proposal
  • Learn how to choose a grant idea or slant for maximum appeal
  • Write a grant proposal with comments by your instructor
  • Learn how to cultivate the granting agency and write for them
  • Receive extensive helpful comments and coaching from your instructor
  • Learn how to write clear, concise, interesting text

Course Description

The Grant Writing Skills course teaches you how to develop grant proposals from conception through publication. You work with your instructor to draft and polish a grant proposal for a real or hypothetical reader. If you are currently working on a grant proposal, you may use it as your project for the course.

When You Complete This Course...

  • You will know the necessary ingredients for writing grant proposals that stand above the competition.
  • You will learn how to write grant proposals with the mission and goals of a granting agency.
  • You will have written and refined a proposal that clearly states your organization’s needs and goals that can be used as a template for future proposals.

How It Works

Work Online

When you enroll, we give you access to all the online lessons and training materials. Each lesson builds on the lessons that precede it. We offer clear explanations for every part of our training and plenty of real-world examples of how to apply the skills you are learning.

Set Your Own Pace

You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. You don’t have to be online with other students or perform activities at specific times.

Instructor Feedback

Your instructor evaluates all your work, coaches you through learning the skills, and gives you personalized feedback on what you are doing well and what still needs polish. You can contact your instructor at any time if you have questions about your training, business writing, or the English language.


When you finish the course within four months, you receive a graduation certificate.


You may purchase the textbooks from a bookseller such as You will also study online training materials.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

Lesson 2: Getting to Know Granting Agencies

Lesson 3: Preparing to Develop the Grant

Lesson 4: Developing the Grant Idea

Lesson 5: Developing the Introduction

Lesson 6: Developing the Statement of Need

Lesson 7: Developing the Project Description

Lesson 8: Developing the Qualifications

Lesson 9: Developing the Budget

Lesson 10: Packaging

Lesson 11: Procedures

Lesson 12: Variations on the Proposal Format

Lesson 13: Evaluation of Sample Proposals

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Dr. Hogan

Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies.

Learn more about Dr. Hogan.

Course Features

Course Materials: Online + Book (to purchase)

Certificate upon Completion: Yes

Instructor Feedback: Yes

Letter of Recommendation: Yes

Lesson Count: 13

Practice Activities: 8 (writing an actual grant proposal)

Exams: Drafts of the proposal

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