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The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint On-Demand Course

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Your Step-By-Step Roadmap and Build-It-Yourself Toolkit for Crafting an A+ Proposal…Every Time!


On Demand, At-Your-Own-Pace Course
Video Sessions & Resources Released on Mondays, January 30 – March 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Live Q&A Sessions on February 22, March 22, and April 5, starting at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)


$197 NAO Members
$297 Nonmembers

NAO Members get $100 off this webinar series by using the discount code on the Members Only Page. You must be logged in to view this page.

Produced in Partnership with GrantsMagicU

This webinar is produced in partnership with GrantsMagic U. Registration is through the GrantsMagic U website. NAO Members can get their discount code on the Members Only Page (you must be logged in to view this page). For questions, contact [email protected].

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About the Series

This is it: everything you need to dramatically uplevel your grantseeking success– no matter where you're starting out– all in one at-your-own-pace, on-your-own-schedule super-affordable 8-session online course.

In this all-in-one course, presenter Maryn Boess brings more than 20 years of deep experience as a grant writer, grant program developer, grant consultant, coach, speaker, author, and even a grantmaker to share with you a powerful "inside-up" framework for constructing a grant proposal that is clear, compelling, and irrisistible to grantmakers. The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint offers a complee, practical, hands-on, step-by-step approach to corporate, foundation, and government grant-building for beginners and veterans alike.

In eight fast-paced, information-rich, on-demand sessions totalling about 16 hours, participants will:

  • Learn how to build a soid, fundable proposal from the inside out and the bottom up.
  • Work with a unique set of tried-and-tested planning tools, worksheets, roadmaps, checklists, and step-by-step, fill-in-the-blank templates to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent, and compelling.
  • Learn literally hundreds of "insider tips" from grantmakers and successful grantseeking organizations that you can put to work for your organization right away.
  • Learn how to organize the details of your work in a way guaranteed to take you to the next level of grantseeking success– no matter where you're starting out.

This course includes:

  • 8 weekly video training sessions of about 2 hours each that you can view at any time, on your own schedule and as often as you like.
  • Detailed session-by-session printable workbooks and resource guides to follow along with as you watch the videos, and to keep at your desktop in the months ahead as an at-your-fingertips reference.
  • Nearly 100 planning guides, checklists, and step-by-step, fill-in-the-blanks templates to help you capture, organizize, and articulate your good thinking– in digital form– that you can save to your computer and use again… and again… and again.
  • Real-life samples of "what works"– what wins grants– that you can borrow virtually word-for-word for your own projects.
  • 3 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!
  • Ongoing personal support, via "Ask Anything" Facebook community page, to help make sure you're on track for a successful experience inside the course and beyond.

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Every week starting January 30th you'll get access to a new training video plus detailed handouts and resource materials. Because this is an on-demand program, once a session has been released, you and your team can watch at any time, on your own schedule.

PART A: Starting Right Where You Are– Right Now
Session 1, Released January 30

The first week 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. You'll start by getting grounded in the powerful concepts and paradigms you'll be exploring in this course– the very big-picture thinking at the heart of this series. Next, you'll get your first look at the framework you'll be working with, and start exploring the key tools, processes, and ideas that will support you on your journey.

PART B: Your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint, Unpacked
Sessions 2-7, Released February 6 – March 13

For the next six weeks, you'll be taking a deep dive into each of the key sections of your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint. Working with the framework laid out in Part A, you'll work with checklists, planning tools, formulas, and fill-in-the-blank templates that guide you step by step through exactly how to shape the details that bring your project to life and create a clear, compelling proposal.

Session 2 (Released Feb. 6): The Issue, Need, or Opportunity
Session 3 (Released Feb. 13): Impact Outcomes
Session 4 (Released Feb. 20): Work Plan/Partnership
Session 5 (Released Feb. 27): Evaluation
Session 6 (Released Mar. 6): The Proposal Budget
Session 7 (Released Mar. 13): The Summary/The Credibility Statement

PART C: Turning Your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint into an A+ Proposal
Session 8, Released March 20

This final session covers how to transform your Ultimate Grant Proposal Bluepring into an A+ proposal that matches the requirements of any given funder. You'll cover the elements of good writing, what to think about when making funding decisions, how to "read" an RFP, things to think about when working with an online proposal submiss

Starting 10 a.m. Pacific Time on February 22, March 22, April 5

As part of your course, you're invited to take part in three live conference call Q&A sessions with Maryn, where you, your team members, and your fellow students can get on-the-ground answers to all your questions. These one-hour sessions are exclusively for you and the other nonprofit teams participating in this course.

About the Presenter

Maryn Boess

Over her 20+ year career in the nonprofit world, Maryn Boess 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– yes– 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. See all of GrantsMagic U's courses here!