Course Description

The Essentials of Grantwriting is a comprehensive online course based on The Funding Seed's live workshops, Grantwriting for Beginners and Intermediate Grantwriting. This course is tailored toward both beginner and intermediate grantwriters - those who are new to grantwriting and those with a little bit of experience who would like to brush up on existing skills and dive further into successful grantwriting practices. 

The Essentials of Grantwriting is presented in five sections, discussing all areas of the grantwriting process in order to set your organization up for success. Sections include:

  • Before You Start Writing Grants
  • Grant Funding Background
  • Step 1: Research and Preparation
  • Step 2: Writing and Editing
  • Step 3: After You Submit Your Proposal

The Essentials of Grantwriting includes five training videos and three handouts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Is there a timeline to begin and end the course(s) I purchase?

A: No set timeline to begin or end the course(s). By purchasing the course, you receive all training videos and handouts, and you can review and complete them at your own pace and on your own timeline.

Q: Can I take any/all courses at my leisure? Or is there a point at which my course(s) are no longer accessible?

A: You can take the course(s) at your leisure!

Q: Can I replay my course(s) as many times as I liked too?

A: Yes, once you purchase the course, the materials are yours to review as often and as many times as you would like to.

Q: Do all students have to start/finish at the same time?

A: Students do not need to start or finish at the same time.

Q: Are there any tests involved after finishing my course?

A: There are no tests to complete. The course is set up to help provide you with the tools to confidently and successfully write grants on your own.

Q: Is the internet all I need to get started?

A: Yes!

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • The Essentials of Grantwriting

    • About this Course

  • 2

    Before You Start Writing Grants

    • Before You Start Writing Grants

  • 3

    Grant Funding Background

    • Grant Funding Background

  • 4

    Step One: Research and Preparation

    • Step One: Research and Preparation

  • 5

    Step Two: Writing and Editing

    • Step Two: Writing and Editing

  • 6

    Step Three: After You Submit Your Proposal

    • Step Three: After You Submit Your Proposal

  • 7


    • Grant Profile Handout

    • Additional Resources

    • Grantwriter's Checklist

About the Instructor

Founder and CEO, The Funding Seed

Nora Ellertsen

Nora Ellertsen is Founder and CEO of The Funding Seed. As a fundraising practitioner, she raised money for environmental and human rights causes through grassroots fundraising, major donor development, fundraising events, grantwriting, and other fundraising activities. Since founding The Funding Seed in 2010, she has worked with over 80 nonprofit agencies to help them develop the resources they need to do their work.The Funding Seed is a New Orleans-based company that helps people learn how to raise money for their nonprofits. The Funding Seed's goal is to help the staff, board members, and volunteers involved with your nonprofit to become confident, self-sufficient, and successful with their fund development.    

If you're ready to take your grantwriting to the next level, sign up for The Essentials of Grantwriting today!

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