Class Overview

Certificate in Grantwriting Fundamentals | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

The world of grants seeking is becoming more competitive. Gain the skills to become a successful grant writer either as the head of an organization, program manager or as a fund developer.

Learn a series of key skills related to project design, development and persuasive writing skills.

Topics will include:

  • Grant writing as an essential skill for organization leaders,program managers and fund developers; scoping grant-winning proposals; funding sources
  • Topic identification, team assignments and collecting your supporting data
  • Project development – using the logic model to design your project
  • Formulating goals, outcomes and objectives
  • Preparing activities and the scheduling chart (GANTT)
  • Budgeting your project
  • The evaluation component
  • Editing for persuasive communications
  • Packaging your document for either snail mail or e-mail
  • Presenting and negotiating your proposal

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn to develop proposals that will help you win grants
  • Properly outline goals for grants
  • Get skills in how to present your proposal
  • Work on your specific project with expert guidance

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Non-profit employees who would like to improve their grant writing skills
  • Anyone interested in the world of grants

Student Testimonials

The instructor is very knowledgeable in this field and shared personal experience which was very helpful.


I enjoyed the opportunity to get more one on one interaction with the instructor to increase my understanding. -- Erin O'Brien

Session Details

  • Class ID: 8235
  • Instructor: Anthony Ogilvie
  • When: 8 Tuesdays | 1/16/18 - 3/6/18 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 16
  • Where: Broadway Edison Building - Room 3165 | 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $459
  • Additional Notes: The cost of the required text, Student Manual/Fundamentals of Grants Writing, and computer lab fee is included in tuition.