Grant Writing Certification Program

Grant Writing Certification Program (3 day course)

Essential Grant Skills

Whether you’re a beginning grant writer who is just getting started or a seasoned pro ready to move to your next level of performance, the Metropolitan Center at FIU can help you get there.

The Metropolitan Center Training Institute in conjunction with several community partners is introducing a new certificate program in Grant writing for the 2011 Calendar. This three day certificate program to become a Grant Specialist will touch upon developing a proposal concept, research and development, administering grants once received, programmatic marketing skills, hints on how to lobby state and federal legislative officers, establishing collaborative research partnerships and the use of the latest technology in grant writing and administration.

Certified Grant Specialist

This three-day detailed training presents an in-depth explanation of the grant development process from start to finish. The workshop format will feature both lecture sessions and group activities throughout the week. Participants will attend several group sessions enabling them to meet and interact with others who have similar interests and needs. Class participants will assemble to identify potential grant-writing partners and grant reviewers from their state and local area and to discuss relevant grant issues and strategies with other professionals from similar disciplines (such as education, mental health, social service, health care, law enforcement, etc.) Upon completion of this three-day workshop, participants will be tested in order to authorize certification.

The seminars address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to idea development, identification of the appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Topics will include operational and capital campaign strategies, overview of planned giving structures, review of available funding sources and the preparation of a grant proposal.

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