Professional Program Development Certificate Program Scheduled in Los Angeles
11/25/2010

The Grant Writing Workshop’s Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from January 17 - 20, 2011.

Online PR News – 25-November-2010 – – The Grant Writing Workshop’s Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from January 17 - 20, 2011. All participants will receive certification in professional program development and grant proposal writing. For more information call (800) 649-6522 or visit The Grant Writing Workshop’s website at http://programs.grantwritingworkshops.info.

Please find the program description below:

The Grant Writing Workshop’s
Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
will be held at the
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California
January 17 - 20, 2011
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing Workshop is a four-intensive and interactive experience in which participants will be led through the program development, grant writing, and funding acquisition processes through the completion of four courses. This Certificate Program is not a seminar. Participants will actively engage in exercises and activities designed to strengthen their mastery of grant acquisition. Through the completion of varying assignments, students will leave the program with a real grant proposal outline complete with quality research, solid content, and expert review. This program focuses on combining the fundamentals of grant proposal writing with expert knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.

The Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will cover the following during the four day workshop: 

(1) Program Development and Evaluation

This course is centered around the belief that “it’s all about the program.” This intensive course will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grant writing “workshops” treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and all strategic fundraising, including grant writing. Consistent in our belief in strategic fundraising, this class encourages students to understand successful program development and to think strategically about funding as an integral part of the overall program planning process. This class turns students into experts by teaching how to take ideas and concepts and turn them into professionally developed programs.

(2) Advanced Grant Proposal Writing

Designed to obtain tangible results, this session will make each student an overall proposal writing specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do's and don'ts of grant writing , this session is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this session's intent to illustrate grant writing as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this course will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

(3) Strategic Funding Research

At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will emphasize a strategic funding research approach that encourages writers to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories that contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities . Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a strategic grant acquisition effort.

(4) Advanced Fundraising Strategies

This course will provide students with an arsenal of advanced fundraising strategies based around persuasion and argument techniques. Centered around expert fundraising and marketing principles, this class will change the way students conceptualize grant proposals and other fundraising tools. This course is grounded on the idea that fundraising and nonprofit development are essential acts of advocacy and must be treated as such. This session will conclude with a complete grant proposal outline.

REGISTRATION

$997.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.

Each student will receive:
*Certificate in Professional Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing
*Guide to Successful Grant Writing
*The Grant Writer's Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines
*The Grant Writing Workshop 2011 Funding Resource CD

Registration Methods

1) On-Line - Complete the online registration form at http://programs.grantwritingworkshops.info under Register. We'll send your confirmation by e-mail.

2) By Phone - Call us toll free at (800) 649 - 6522 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

3) By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to registrar@grantwritingworkshops.info and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.