Certificate Award in Advanced Grant Writing & Management - CANCELLED

Fall 2019

The Certificate Award in Advanced Grant Writing & Management is intended for students and professionals who have experience in writing grant proposals and/or have earned a Certificate Award in Grant Writing and Management through the Division of Continuing and Global Education at Fresno State. If you have questions and/or concerns, please contact Dr. Daniel Griffin by email at danielg@csufresno.edu.

This intensive and practical program is designed for students and professionals who seek to increase their effectiveness in the dynamic and rewarding field of grant proposal writing and management. This program offers the following topics: Governmental Grant Writing, Private Foundation Grant Writing, Funding Sources, Budgets, Allowable Costs, and Evaluations.

A certificate of completion will be granted to those individuals who attend and complete the two-weekend workshops. The program requires a workbook which is included with your registration fees.

One optional unit of academic credit is available for this program. Participants must register and complete all three workshopsPlease contact Monica Acosta at moacosta@csufresno.edu for information on how to enroll.

Unit:  One
Course:  ERE 180T
Grading:  Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
Fee:  $75

Download a detailed brochure and registration form or pay online at the red Register button below.

Workshop Part A - Governmental Grant Writing

This will focus on locating and developing strategies for writing medium to large governmental grants. It will also include what should and should not be included in the application section by section including a review of various writing styles.

TOPICS - GOVERNMENTAL GRANT PROGRAMS

1.    Reviewing Requests for Proposal
2.    Outlining the proposal – Grant worksheets
3.    Strategy for time and effort commitments in writing the proposal
4.    Developing and writing an abstract
5.    Developing a need statement
6.    Preparing measurable quantitative and qualitative objectives
7.    Reviewing a sample proposal

Workshop Part B - Private Foundation Grant Writing

This will focus on locating and developing strategies for writing medium to large foundation grant proposals. It will also include what should and should not be included in the application section by section. It will include a review of various writing styles to accomplish being complete within the limited space provided.

TOPICS - PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS GRANT PROGRAMS

  1. Reviewing Requests for Proposal
  2. Strategy for time and effort commitments in writing the proposal
  3. Developing and writing an abstract
  4. Developing a need statement
  5. Preparing measurable quantitative and qualitative objectives
  6. Preparing a plan of operation statement
  7. Reviewing a sample proposal

Workshop Part C - Funding Sources, Budgets, Allowable Costs and Evaluations

This will focus on determining allowable costs and what should be included in a budget narrative. It will also review how to prepare an effective evaluation including how to incorporate qualitative and quantitative data collection into the evaluation.

TOPICS - FUNDING SOURCES, BUDGETS, ALLOWABLE COSTS AND EVALUATIONS

  1. Identifying sources of funding
  2. Conducting funding searches – governmental and private sources
  3. Preparing a budget
  4. Determining allowable activities and costs
  5. Preparing a budget narrative
  6. Reviewing evaluation and statistical strategies
  7. Developing an evaluation statement
  8. Reviewing a sample proposal

Dates: 2 Fridays, September 6 & 20, 2019 from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.; 2 Saturdays, September 7 & 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Place:  Fresno State Visalia Campus

Class No.: 77141 

Units:  Non-credit

Fee:  $375

Instructor: Daniel J. Griffin, Ed.D.

Preregistration recommended by September 1, 2019. 

Daniel J. Griffin, Ed. D. has over 35 years of experience in writing, editing, and scoring grants plus managing and evaluating numerous grant programs. Dr. Griffin has written over 210 awarded grants including his last 9 successful grant applications totaling over $11 million. Dr. Griffin has extensive experience in writing proposals with all local, state, and federal agencies plus numerous private foundation.