Grant Writing & Administration Certificate

Grant Writing & Administration Certificate of Completion
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CSUDH's instructor-led Grant Writing and Administration program is conducted live online, using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule. Attendance and participation via Zoom at all class sessions is required.

The Program

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 program requires students to attend three live online sessions via Zoom and participate online in between class sessions using Blackboard. Students are required to complete the online 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 hands-on writing experience. Two days after you are registered, please log on to Blackboard.

The Location

Classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Certificate Award

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

  Note: Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate

Who Should Attend

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

  Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act.
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Instructor Profiles


Theresa LuTheresa Lu, PhD, is CEO and Founder of MissionQuest, Inc. (Lu & Associates), and has over 20 years experience in the grant-writing, program development and evaluation industry.

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Sharon Y. Martin, MPA, Senior Level Manager, Office of Contract and Grant Administration, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has over 20 years of research administration, grant management and proposal development experience.

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 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).
If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH ( using your CSUDH account.

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; please check the Course Schedule for the program to ensure that you can enroll on time.

Have other questions?
Check this program's FAQs (if provided), or simply call 310-243-2075, email, or use our LiveChat ↘ to ask questions or leave a detailed message regarding this program.