Fundraising from Foundations and Grant Management

Grants are central to a comprehensive fundraising plan, and so is grant management. Identify the right foundations, study their guidelines and write a compelling proposal – either on paper or online. Ensure that you manage the grant properly and conclude with a thorough report that can help your grant funding continue.

Certificates: Non Certificate Course

When and where

June 20, 2023July 16, 2023$1,040Register
October 26, 2023October 27, 2023$990Register

Course Details

Fundraising from Foundations and Grant Management is offered in-person in multiple cities or online.

This course was previously titled, Proposal Writing and Grant Management.

In-person Schedule
The in-person class is two days in length.

Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Online (Asynchronous) Schedule
The asynchronous online course is four weeks in length.

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. Each module consists of:

  • readings from a PDF study guide
  • viewing a pre-recorded narrated presentation
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

More details about the online format and requirements may be viewed here.

View the in-person class agenda.

View the online course agenda.

The location next to each course date indicates if the course is being held in-person (e.g. city name, campus) or online.

For in-person classes, please click on the location name for further details and recommended hotel accommodations.

Registrants for in-person and online dates will receive complete course logistical information upon registration.

Full participation in many of The Fund Raising School’s courses fulfill education point requirements for Category 1.B-Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Proposal Writing and Grant Management qualifies for 13.5 CFRE Education Points/Hours.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Tuition payment is due before the class begins and may be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order. All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of $275.

You’ll learn how to

  • Research funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
  • Create successful written and digital proposal packages
  • Track progress toward project goals
  • Steward the granting organization in the most meaningful ways
  • Report the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

What you’ll receive

  • An easy-to-use, comprehensive study guide for future reference
  • Resources for finding funding sources
  • A bibliography on proposal writing
  • Proposal and project content assessment forms
  • Project management and reporting tools and resources