Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant
grant writing consultants are always in demand. Learn how you can use a basic
knowledge of grant or proposal writing to become an expert in the red-hot grant
Your instructor, a national grant consulting veteran, will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions that you can use to start your own home-based business. You'll learn what services to offer, how to find clients, and how to set your fees.
This is one field where your creative writing skills can literally touch thousands of people and make a true difference in their quality of life.
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A basic understanding of the grant writing process, Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two
lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do
not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each
lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses, please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
|Wednesday - Lesson 01|
|In this lesson, you'll learn about the credentials
and skills needed to become a successful grant writing consultant.
You'll also learn how to use your grant writing skills in both the
nonprofit for-profit sectors to generate cash flow for your new
business. Step-by-step, this first lesson teaches you what business
structures and services to consider as you develop your grant writing
|Friday - Lesson 02|
|In this lesson, we'll talk about how to choose the
office resources you need to succeed as a grant writing consultant.
You’ll learn how to find training to sharpen your skills and we'll
explore top reference materials used by leading grant writing
consultants. You’ll also learn how to keep your new business afloat by
carefully allocating your funds for the right tools of the trade.
|Wednesday - Lesson 03|
|In this lesson, you'll learn how to set up an
efficient work area and plan your first day as a paid grant writing
consultant. You’ll also learn how to turn a living or storage area of
your home into productive workspace. It's important to have an organized
area where you can manage your revenue-producing projects from start to
finish, and this lesson will show you how to get it set up.
|Friday - Lesson 04|
|In this lesson, we'll begin to assess your grant
writing experience, knowledge, and skills. You’ll learn how to use your
job experience to target clients and how to expand your services beyond
writing proposals. This lesson is about linking your experience with
paying projects-making money for what you love to do, day after day.
|Wednesday - Lesson 05|
|This is perhaps the most important of all our
lessons. You are well on your way to becoming a successful grant writing
consultant-managing your own business. This lesson will teach you how to
set marketable fees for each of the services you offer so you’ll make
money as a grant writing consultant-regardless of where you live or the
state of the economy. You’ll learn how to set your fees based on your
costs, expertise, and project type, and we'll discuss when to adjust
your fees so you still make a profit. Most importantly, I’ll show you
where to draw the line and just say no to a prospective client.
|Friday - Lesson 06|
|In this lesson, you'll learn how to market and
promote your grant writing consulting business. You’ll also learn how to
take some critical pre-marketing steps, including writing a marketing
|Wednesday - Lesson 07|
|This lesson will teach your how to search for and
develop consulting opportunities. You’ll learn how to use the Internet
and newspapers to find new clients, and how to present your services so
effectively that clients will hire you sight unseen.
|Friday - Lesson 08|
|In this lesson, you'll learn how to write contractual
agreements. We’ll review basic contract language and the different types
of contractual agreements to help you understand the purpose and
limitations of a written contract. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to
create a contract template so you can quickly draft a contractual
services agreement ready for signatories.
|Wednesday - Lesson 09|
|This lesson will teach you how to start cash flowing
into your new business within the first 90 days. We'll talk about how to
differentiate between piece of cake projects and “like pulling teeth”
projects. You’ll learn which types of projects bring in quick money. And
you’ll also learn how to discern between projects that are best for
novices to take on at business start-up and those best handled by
veteran grant writers.
|Friday - Lesson 10|
|In this lesson, you'll learn how to build a
reputation as an expert grant writing consultant. We'll explore Internet
resources that will help you keep abreast of emerging trends. Most
importantly, you’ll learn how to implement a three-step plan that will
help you to (1) expand your knowledge, (2) exceed your clients'
expectations, and (3) make your skills and services visible.
|Wednesday - Lesson 11|
|At this point, you are nearing the finish line for
Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant. In this lesson, you'll learn how to
manage more than one project at a time so you can become more
profitable. This lesson covers it all: How to ask yourself the right
questions to accurately calculate project timeframes; how to organize
and prioritize your projects; even how to develop work habits that will
help you meet deadlines when you’re working on multiple projects.
|Friday - Lesson 12|
|Our last lesson will teach you how to recognize the signs of business growth and the steps to take before planning for business expansion. You’ll learn some strategic planning steps that will help you stay on top of small business trends, as well as stay on top of your competitors.|
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