Most funders today think of themselves as “investors” who want to get the most community impact “payoff” they can for the resources they have. In recent years, these resources have been more limited and more organizations are competing for less money. This course will help you understand the factors that underlie which projects and organizations get grant funding, and will teach you tools to plan and prepare winning foundation grant proposals and letters of intent/inquiry. We will use the Western North Carolina Common Grant as a guide to understand the information that will be requested in grant applications and actual funded proposals as examples.
This course counts as a Key Elective course under Fundraising for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management effective September 1, 2011.