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If you have a good idea but don’t have the money - apply for a grant. If you want to help solve a problem, be it children or seniors in need, the homeless, or some disease – apply for a grant to help you accomplish your mission. This course is for anyone interested in getting funds for their service or project.

Requesting money from individuals or foundations is both an art and science. There is a format (the science) but the emotional appeal that will win the day is the art.

This course will give you the format – and suggest how to add the emotional appeal.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore sites that give money
  • Discover what you have to offer that zings (emotional appeal)
  • Recognize the importance of reading and responding to what they ask
  • Identify which grantors are right for you
  • Discover how to combine art & science to write an effective grant request
Last updated/reviewed: May 4, 2022

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Very repetitive and lack of detailed focus. I was a bit disappointed in the overall presentation. Slides that I thought were pertinent were glossed over too quickly.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  4:52Introduction to Grant Writing The Art and Science
  2:38Format for Formal Grant Requests
  2:18Compelling Vision and Mission
  4:23Services and Programs Provided
  1:59Who Do You Serve?
  3:00Purpose of The Grant and Types of Grantors
  3:47The Essential Ingredients in The Request
  3:23Description of Your Organization
  3:22Writing The Proposal
  3:19Proposal Format and Followup
  2:59Miscellaneous Tips
  4:29Grant Sites
  00:58Go Fund Me
Continuous Play
  42:35Grant Writing The Art and Science: Grant Applications That are Focused and Effective
Supporting Materials
  PDFSlides: Grant Writing The Art and Science : Grant Applications That are Focused and Effective.
  PDFGrant Writing The Art and Science : Grant Applications That are Focused and Effective Glossary/Index
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