Online Graduate Class in Practical Grantwriting

Online Graduate Class in Practical Grantwriting

Practical Grantwriting focuses specifically on the process and skills needed to produce a grant application to a foundation to fund your nonprofit mission. Through the class, you will be developing a proposal which you could use to request funding for your organization.

This is an online, academic, graduate level class usually taught by the founder of Nonprofit.Courses, Matt Hugg.

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Thomas Edison State University is New Jersey’s public, fully accredited, online university created to meet the needs of adult learners.

Special Note: This class includes a full interview with a corporate foundation program officer, discussing her perspective on the grant application and distribution process.

Who should take this class? Staff, board members and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, consultants interested in learning grantwriting skills, or people interested in building skills for a nonprofit career.

This class may be taken independently, as part of Thomas Edison’s Graduate Certificate in Fundraising and Development, or toward a Masters of Public Service Leadership.

Here is the course description from the Thomas Edison catalog:

Practical Grantwriting aims to provide a practical foundation to be used toward compiling a full proposal for this course and into the future by learning how to craft careful research questions presented with sound preparation and purposeful writing. Through this course, you will begin to fully understand and be able to articulate the need for a project or organization’s work. You will be guided through preparing individual components of the grant application and how to translate the work into a budget for the request. In addition to the basic application components, understanding the funders’ interests, packaging and other formats will be covered.

Here’s the syllabus.

For more information, Contact Ann Prime-Monaghan, Associate Dean of the Watson School of Public Service at or 609-777-4351 x2211

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