Module One: The Fuel for Funding, Beginners Grant Writing Course

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The Fuel for Funding: Beginner's Grant Writing Course is designed for individuals and organizational staff new to grant writing. This live, three part workshop series is not your average grant writing workshop. Although there is a focus on grant writing techniques and guidelines, this workshop ties in program design concepts. Understanding program design will provide you with the tools to properly convey your plan to a granting agency. This can significantly improve your chance of being funded.

This six hour course (with additional hours of coursework) will discuss:

  • grant readiness (actions and items you need under your belt)
  • types of funding
  • written communication tips
  • the basics of program design
  • collecting information and data
  • grant do's and don'ts
  • lot's more...(seriously)

Participants will be provided:

  • handouts, worksheets, examples and other practical activities.
  • basic grant-related information to reinforce the concepts learned.
  • a grant terminology handout; written in plain language, with examples.
  • an example of sections of real grant proposals to critique and learn from
  • free access to the exclusive Facebook page where you can continue to ask questions and get input from others
  • a certificate of completion
  • free access to our Grant Readiness course with a grant readiness assessment

This module contains the following lessons:

  1. Welcome
  2. Learning Objectives
  3. Grant Readiness_Capacity: If you are a beginner, watch this first!
  4. Grant Readiness_Capacity: Are you ready for a grant?
  5. Once You Are Grant Ready...
  6. What Is a Grant?
  7. Technical Writing
  8. Characteristics of a Grant Writer
  9. Keep in Mind...Some Encouragement
  10. Types of Funding
  11. Grant Writing Toolkit
  12. Finding Grants
  13. Tips for Googling for Grants
  14. Read It All_Follow Instructions
  15. A Grant's Voice
  16. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  17. Submitting Your Completed Grant Proposal
  18. Grant Evaluation Criteria
  19. After Submission_Notice of Award
  20. Understanding Grant Scoring and Review
  21. Your Proposal: 5Ws
  22. Program Focus
  23. Program Design Components for Beginners
  24. Program Design Worksheet Instructions


You'll be writing grants before you know it!

Grant Writing for Beginners

Your Instructor

Ronessa (Ron-e-sha) Strickland-Roberts
Ronessa (Ron-e-sha) Strickland-Roberts

Ronessa (Ron-e-sha) Strickland-Roberts MPH, CHES, CAHI, CMA is the Owner and Principal Consultant of Volcano Consulting, LLC (VC) and the Founder and Executive Director of Inspiration and Change, Inc. She developed her love for public health and the nonprofit sector while volunteering as a young adult and even moreso when she was obtaining her Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting. Ronessa took a work study job, in the late 90’s, in the local health department's STD department. There she was introduced to prevention strategies, health promotion, and epidemiological and surveillance strategies. As a Certified Medical Assistant, she crafted her clinical skills and strategically worked and volunteered in areas that would strengthen her understanding of public health and nonprofit strategies. She has worked in various public sectors as a Medical Assistant and as an administration, coordinator, manager, and director in varied clinical, quasi-governmental, community, and nonprofit settings. As an avid reader and serial learner, she boasts expertise in many areas of public health with nearly 30 years’ experience. A self-proclaimed “public health nerd”, many people know Ronessa for her love of teaching and mentoring others, and find her to be a practical, encouraging, and inspirational leader. She feels fortunate to know the work she does is exactly what she was born to do. Ronessa is known for her innovative mindset, her willingness to welcome diverse thinking, and her ability to inspire others to successful implementation of those innovative ideas. She loves to teach, enlighten, and inspire others. Inspiration and change, Inc.’s mission is inspired by Ronessa’s passion to address the social determinants of health in a manner that is most meaningful and impactful to the individuals and communities served through Inspiration and Change, Inc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends after 12 months! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and you have a year to finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first two days after paying for the course to see if we can remedy the problem. If we can't or you'd rather just have a refund, we will give you a full refund as long as you have made your initial a contact with us within the first two days of paying for the course.

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