This interactive course provides a brief overview of the development field, the fundraising arm of nonprofit organizations. We then review “prospecting,” the process of identifying grant opportunities from foundations, corporations, or the government. The heart of the course is devoted to understanding and constructing the components of a successful grant proposal, including a letter of inquiry, mission and organizational history, project narrative, outcomes and evaluations, and budgets. Participants will be given the opportunity to receive instructor and/or peer review of several in-class and one out of class writing assignment
By the end of the class, participants will know how to construct a grant proposal, where to look for funding opportunities, and possess a complete working draft of a full proposal for their current organization and/or program.