March 16 - May 18, 2020

Event Description

The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint Course: Your Step by Step Roadmap and Build It Yourself Toolkit for Crafting an A+ Grant Proposal 

Maryn Boess, Founder, GrantsMagic U

In this comprehensive, on-your-own-schedule video-based course from GrantsMagic U, veteran grant writer, grant consultant, and grantmaker Maryn Boess pulls back the curtain on what it really takes to be successful in the grants world. She will share hundreds of tried-and-tested tools, strategies, how-to's and "insider tips" to take you to your next level of grants success no matter where you're starting out.

Part A: Start Right Where You Are - Right Now
Session 1 - March 16

This first session is all about meeting you right where you are – wherever you’re starting out - and getting you ramped up and ready for the journey ahead.

  • We begin by “packing your travel bag” – getting you grounded in the powerful concepts and paradigms we’ll be exploring together – the very big big-picture thinking at the heart of The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint
  • Also in Session 1, you’ll get your first look at the framework we’ll be working with throughout the course. You’ll take a high flyover of our Blueprint territory and start exploring the key tools, processes, and ideas that’ll support you on your journey.  

Part B: Your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint, Unpacked
Session 2-7, March 23-April 27

Over the next six weeks you’ll be taking a deep dive, one at a time, into each of the key sections of your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint.

  • Session 2: What's the Problem? (released March 23)
  • Session 3: Impact Outcomes (released March 30)
  • Session 4: Work Plan/Partnership (released April 13)
  • Session 5: The Essential Evaluation Toolkit (released April 20)
  • Session 6: Building an Unbreakable Project Budget (released April 27)
  • Session 7: The Summary/The Credibility Statement (released May 11)

Part C: Turning Your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint ... into an A+ Proposal
Session 8, May 18

This final session covers how to transform your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint into an A+ proposal that matches the requirements of any given funder. 

We’ll cover the elements of good writing; what to think about when making formatting decisions; how to “read” an RFP; things to think about when working with an online proposal submission; and much, much more.

Here's what you get with this course:

  • 8 weekly video training sessions of about 2 hours each, that you can view any time, on your own schedule and as often as you like,
  • A detailed session-by-session printable workbook and resource guide to follow along as you watch the videos,
  • 2 live group Q&A sessions with Maryn, where you can get on-the-ground answers to all your questions about grants, grantseeking, grantmaking . . . you name it,
  • And you’ll get ongoing personal support, via an "Ask Anything" Facebook community page, to help make sure you're on track for a successful experience inside the course - and beyond.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Resource Development

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Resource Development. For additional resources in this category, visit:  Resource Development.

About the Presenter

Maryn Boess, Founder, GrantsMagic U  

Over her 20+-year career in the nonprofit world, Maryn has been an on-staff program developer and grantwriter; an independent grants consultant; a grants project manager; a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and -  for the past 10 years - even a grantmaker. GrantsMagic U, launched in fall 2015,  is the "virtual academy" she created to make her extensive portfolio of practical and inspiring trainings on successful grantsmanship available (and affordable!) for anyone, anytime, anywhere. 

Produced in Partnership with GrantsMagicU

This webinar is produced in partnership with GrantsMagic U. Registration is through the GrantsMagic U website. For questions, please contact

More Details & Register Now


$197 NAO Member 
$297 Nonmember 

Registration is through GrantsMagic U website. To view your NAO member discount code, make sure you are logged in and visit your Members-Only Area. Please contact if you are having difficulties registering.


March 16th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   May 18th, 2020 10:30 AM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? No
Topic Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Operations & Planning
Presenter Maryn Boess
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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