Expertise matters, and grant writing skills are more important than ever. Whether you're an individual looking to explore the world of grant writing or an organization seeking funding, this course will help participants understand the basics to become grant ready.
Grant Writing Fundamentals familiarizes participants with a real-world, proactive approach to grant writing. Each of these six sessions will explore a new topic:
- Session 1: Grant Writing Myths, Terminology, and Types
- Session 2: Organizational Grant Readiness and Grant Research
- Session 3: Dissecting RFPs and Grant Feasability
- Session 4: Basic Grant Application Components
- Session 5: The "Storytelling" Approach
- Session 6: Tips for Successful Grant Application Development, Submission, and Post-Award Best Practices
Master the fundamentals of grant writing
By the end of this program, participants will understand how to:
- Identify and understand misconceptions about grants and the grant writing process
- Define a grant and other common terms and acronyms
- Identify the steps necessary to become grant ready
- Identify the basic components of grant applications
- Find grants
- Analyze grant programs and announcements to determine whether or not the grant is a good match
- Identify the elements of compelling letters of inquiry, letters of intent, support letters, and other grant funder communications
- Prepare for and engage in post-grant award best-practices
Schedule and registration
This beginner-level course will meet:
September 13 through October 18, 2022
5:00 to 6:45 p.m.
This course is a $475 investment. Classes will meet in person in 106 Administration Building. Register now >
Instructed by Erin E. Portland, Ed.D.
Erin E. Portland, Ed.D. is a skilled grant writer with over 20 years experience. Dr. Portland is a grant writer with the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit and Schuylkill Technology Centers and is the owner of Schuylkill GrantWorks, LLC.
During her career, Dr. Portland successfully secured over 18 million dollars in competitive grant awards. Dr. Portland has experience in developing successful federal and state governmental competitive grant applications. She has facilitated grant applications that resulted in funding awards from several national charitable foundations. Having previously worked in one of the executive offices under the jurisdiction of the governor, Dr. Portland has the experience of being a grant reviewer within state government.
She is a graduate of Penn State University with a Master’s of Public Administration and Immaculata University with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration. Dr. Portland is also a member of the Grant Professionals Association. When she is not grant writing, Dr. Portland enjoys spending time with her family fossil hunting, hiking nature trails, and touring historical sites.