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Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course

Self-Paced eLearning
Longer term

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Learn How to Craft a Competitive Proposal!

Have you been tasked with writing a grant proposal but don’t know where to start and can’t get away for an in-person class? Foundation Center’s Online Proposal Writing Course lets you learn at your own pace without leaving your computer, or on-the-go via your mobile device! 

Completely online and self-directed, this course puts you in charge of your own learning as you move through 15 lessons covering all aspects of proposal writing. We’ll give you plenty of guidance along the way with examples, worksheets, and templates to get you on your way to writing that proposal. You’ll have three months from the date of purchase to access the course, time you can use to complete the course at your own convenience and at your own pace!

Foundation Center’s Online Proposal Writing Course will help you master the art of proposal writing step-by-step. Learn about the complete proposal package, from the cover letter to the conclusion and everything in-between, including online application forms. In addition to critiques of proposal examples, the course features a case study tracing the evolution of a proposal from start to finish. Upon completion, you’ll have the knowledge to:

  • Create a comprehensive and competitive proposal package
  • Turn your proposal into a letter of inquiry (LOI)
  • Adapt your proposal for submitting online
  • Identify red flags in your proposal from a funder’s perspective

This course was created with Foundation Center subject matter staff experts.

Bonus Materials: Sample proposals and worksheets for writing your own proposal.

Intended Audience (Note: No experience required or assumed):

  • Nonprofit grantseekers who want to build their skills in proposal writing
  • Individuals who want to begin a career as a proposal writer
  • Consultants who want to expand their services to include proposal writing

Length: Foundation Center’s Online Proposal Writing Course includes 15 detailed lessons. Estimated time to complete this self-paced, self-directed eLearning course is approximately 8-12 hours. You will have access for 90 days.

This course qualifies for 12 CFRE Education Credits.


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