Grant Writing and Fundraising: Ideas to Realities


Fall 2014 quarter

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This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of grant writing and fund raising. After an orientation to contemporary philanthropy and trends, students will learn how to increase the capacity of an organization to be competitive for grants and other donations. We will share ways to plan realistic projects, identify promising funding sources and write clear and compelling components of a grant, based either on guidelines for an actual funder or a generic one. Working individually or in small groups, students will develop their project idea, outline the main components of a grant and prepare a brief common application.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Non-profit grantwriting and fundraising; government resource development.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Weekend

Advertised schedule: 10a-2:30p Sat (Oct. 4, 25, Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 6)


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.


Date Revision
July 24th, 2014 Class Meeting dates have changed: Class will now meet Oct 4, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, and Dec 6.

Registration Information

Credits: 2 (Fall)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24


Students may register for this course after their time ticket opens during regular registration.

Course Reference Number

(2 credits): 10025

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