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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!


8-Session Online, At-Your-Own-Pace Course Starts July 10
Video Sessions & Resources Released on Mondays, July 10 – August 21
Plus invitations to three live conference call sessions


$197 NAO Members
$297 Nonmembers

NAO Members get $100 off this webinar series and an option to train up-to 3 additional team members (for no additional cost), 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 Course

This is it: everything you need to dramatically up-level 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 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 and shares 100s of tried-and-tested tools, strategies, how-to's and "insider's tips" to take you to your next level of grants success … no matter where you're starting out.

The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint gives you a unique behind-the-scenes, "VIP" insider's perspective you just won't get anywhere else.

In eight fast-paced, information-rich video sessions totaling about 16 hours (released every Monday starting July 10):

  • You'll learn step by step how to build a solid, fundable proposal from the inside out and the bottom up
  • You'll work with a unique set of tried-and-tested planning tools, worksheets, roadmaps, checklists, and step-by-step, fill-in-the-blanks templates to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent – and compelling
  • You'll learn literally hundreds of "insider's tips" from grantmakers and successful grantseeking organizations that you can put to work for your organization – right away
  • And you'll 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

Your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint course comes packed with everything you need for success inside the course … and beyond, as you continue putting what you learn to work for your nonprofit community.

  • First, starting July 10, you’ll get 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.
  • The video course is carefully sequenced to guide you step by step and section by section through what it takes to build an A+ grant proposal – every single time.
  • You’ll get a detailed session-by-session printable workbook and resource guide 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.
  • You’ll get nearly 100 planning guides, checklists and step-by-step, fill-in-the-blanks templates to help you capture, organize, and articulate your good thinking – in digital form – that you can save to your own computer and use again . . . and again . . . and again.
  • You’ll get lots of real-life samples of "what works" – what wins grants – that you can borrow, virtually word for word, for your own projects.
  • You’ll get 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.
  • 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.

Success Stories

Click here to see what a do-it-all executive director, a devoted board member, a complete grant newbie, a seasoned grant veteran and an independent grants consultant learned from this course.


Every week starting July 10, you'll get access to a new training video of about 2 hours each, 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 July 10

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

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. Remember, once a session has been released you can watch it at any time, on your own schedule.

Session 2 (Released July 17): The Issue, Need, or Opportunity
Session 3 (Released July 24): Impact Outcomes
Session 4 (Released July 31): Work Plan/Partnership
Session 5 (Released Aug. 7): Evaluation
Session 6 (Released Aug. 14): The Proposal Budget
Session 7 (Released Aug. 21): The Summary/The Credibility Statement

PART C: Turning Your Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint into an A+ Proposal
Session 8, Released Aug. 28

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

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!