Grant Writing and Administration Certificate of Completion



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Obtaining grants is critical to the success of any nonprofit organization. In this three course certificate program, you will learn how to write successful proposals, and how to implement, assess and evaluate grants.

Topics covered include grant writing, grant proposals, the application process, methodology, evaluation, assessment, timelines, performance reporting, direct funding, in-kind contributions, foundations, principal investigators, leadership development officers, forums, conferences, and networking.

This New Hybrid program requires students to attend three in-class sessions and participate on-line using Blackboard. Students are required to complete the on-line readings and exercises. Students will also be required to participate by posting responses to instructor's questions and participating in class discussions utilizing the discussion board. Each class session includes an assignment that will reinforce the material, promote the peer review process, and provide a hand-on writing experience. Two days after you are registered, please log on to Blackboard, and print out the hand-outs in Week 1 and bring them to class.

All on-campus classes are offered at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson. Grant Writing and Administration classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

This program is open to all individuals interested in learning about grant writing and administration. Students must have access to the Internet.

A certificate is awarded upon completion of all three courses, and classes should be taken in order.

Anyone involved in nonprofit management, fundraising/development, and operations.

Theresa Lu, PhD, is CEO of Lu & Associates and has over 20 years experience in the
grantwriting and program evaluation industry.

Sharon Y. Martin, MPA, Assistant Director, Office of Grants and Contracst California State University, Fullerton, has over 20 years of research administration, grant management and proposal development experience.

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TEX 914 Pre Award Grant Administration
Participants will be introduced to relevant information needed for a successful grant proposal. In addition, the workshop will provide understanding of the application process, requirements and general guidelines for each funding entity. Visionary and futuristic models will be presented. Two days after you are registered, please log on to Blackboard, and print out the hand-outs in Week 1 and bring them to class.
2.0 CEUs

TEX 917 Evaluation and Grant Implementation
Participants will learn the methodology, evaluating/assessment, and how to meet programmatic expectations. Participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan during this session. Timelines and performance reporting are key in carrying out the grant project. In addition, during this session, participants will learn how to leverage resources for maximum financial impact: direct funding and in-kind contributions. 2.0 CEUs

TEX 919 Post Award Grant Administration
During this session, participants will learn the roles
of principal Investigator/project director. In addition, participants will learn how to complete financial and progress reports, prepare for an audit, manage the program/project and build capacity in their nonprofits. Materials included. 2.0 CEUs


For further information
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To register
Call 310-243-3741


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