Online Grantsmanship Training Program

Grant Proposal Writing Training
Grantsmanship Training Program® - Online

Sign up for the dates that work best for you. For times, please see chart at the bottom of page. Times are the same for every class.

All training is open to everyone—wherever you are--we welcome you!

Jul 22 - 26, 2024
Aug 26 - 30, 2024
Sep 16 - 20, 2024
Oct 7 - 11, 2024
Nov 4 - 8, 2024
Dec 9 - 13, 2024

Get the trusted, go-to Grantsmanship Training Program in a convenient, live, virtual format! Join generations of social advocates who attribute their success to this class. With almost 50 years of alumni testimonials and reams of data from independent evaluations, we can promise that this training delivers results.

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Today I received my first multi-million dollar grant award for a client. Taking the Grantsmanship Training Program definitely yielded tremendous results!      – Vanessa D. Taliferro, Consultant, Bolingbrook, IL


Are you working to change your community? Winning more funding will help you create that change. Are you working remotely? It’s a perfect time to do a deep-dive class and build the knowledge and skills you ;need while also saving travel expense. 


A 'lead' senior trainer and one or two 'guest' trainers, from the list below, will deliver each class. Enjoy the high energy, expertise, and the personal attention they focus on the class participants.

Christine BlackChristine K. Black, MLS, Senior Trainer, has won grants in major federal and foundation competitions, served as proposal reviewer for the U.S. Dept. of Ed., and taught grant proposal writing classes across the U.S. and internationally. As Assistant Director for Research Development at the University of Michigan Medical School, Chris supported faculty proposal development, including training, writing, editing, and reviewing. She developed the nationally recognized, often emulated R01 Boot Camp, a mentoring academy for young faculty.

Linda J. BoedekerLinda J. Boedeker, Senior Trainer, has worked with nonprofit organizations as executive director, trainer, development professional, and foundation officer. Linda managed the provision of services to persons affected by HIV and AIDS in 26 counties and has assisted nonprofits with fundraising, strategic planning, board development, and volunteer development. As an independent consultant, Linda has filled the role of chief executive officer during organization transitions for nonprofits in the arts, social service, and health.

Angela RichardsonAngela Richardson, Senior Trainer, brings expertise in program development, fund development, strategic planning, and organizational coaching. She has trained other trainers and trained staff for nonprofit organizations, school districts, governments, faith-based organizations, and colleges and universities. Angela has also reviewed proposals for the U.S. Department of Education and local arts commissions in Los Angeles and Rhode Island.

AJ KingAJ King, Senior Trainer, brings decades of experience in public health plus 16 years of grant experience. AJ’s work includes proposal writing for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and numerous foundations; facilitating grant development processes; grant oversight; grant reviews; and program management. AJ also has facilitated processes for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Robert LewisRobert Lewis has more than 25 years of professional experience working in philanthropy and the nonprofit human and social services sector in various capacities. He currently serves as a Community Benefits Program Manager at L.A. Care Health Plan, a role in which he manages the company’s grantmaking efforts geared toward improving health care access for vulnerable populations and addressing social determinants of health. Robert is also Principal Emeritus for NEX-Impact, a management consulting group that provides relevant and culturally competent capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance services to nonprofit organizations and helps social investors better engage and support nonprofits. Previously, Robert was the architect and director for the California Community Foundation’s (CCF) BLOOM Initiative, an initiative focused on re-directing Black male youth who have been involved with the L.A. County probation system toward improved employment and educational opportunities. Robert also managed CCF’s grantmaking focused on youth aged out of foster care, low-income older adults and adults with developmental disabilities.



Find new ways to tell your story, and come away with a draft proposal. The Grantsmanship Training Program - Online:

  • is an immersive experience delivered live over 5 days
  • is highly interactive with eight, on-line learning events
  • offers one-on-one consultation with the trainers
  • includes e-notebook richly filled with resources
  • includes individual and group exercises with coaching by trainers and constructive, collegial input from peers


Tuition is $1,195. Save $100 and pay only $1,095 with the Early-Bird discount when you pay at least 30 days in advance! Your tuition includes a robust e-notebook with class PowerPoints and lots of resources—everything you need except the textbook, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, which can be purchased with your training, or separately, for $45 plus S&H.

Tuition Includes

  • Sample grant proposals for reference
  • An e-notebook full of resources
  • Copies of draft proposals created and reviewed in class
  • Certificate of Completion for all who fully participate
  • Six months of Alumni Membership benefits which include:
    • A proposal review by one of the Center’s senior trainers
    • Access to GrantStation for researching funders
    • Discounts for more grant training, consulting, & publications

Is your nonprofit's budget under $750K? Apply for a partial scholarship.

Payment is processed through PayPal at no charge. PayPal account not required.

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All listed times are per Pacific Time Zone. Please adjust for your own location, if needed. Each event starts at the scheduled time but end times may vary slightly depending on class needs..

This training is power-packed with dynamic information! The online Learning Events listed below are coordinated with individual & group exercises completed between the online sessions for five, full and productive days which provides approximately 33 total hours of active learning. To get the very most from this experience, please plan to devote time between the online sessions to complete the exercises and reading.    


  Morning online event Between online events Afternoon online event Between online events
Mon 8-10am PT Exercises, reading & break Noon-2pm PT Exercises, reading & break
Tue 8-10am PT Exercises, reading & break Noon-2pm PT Exercises, reading & break
Wed 8-10am PT Exercises, reading & break Noon-2pm PT Exercises, reading & break
Thu 8-10am PT Group Work Group Work Group Work
Fri Group Work Group Work Noon-2pm PT  


Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing is $45 plus S&H.


When You Want More—Because it's Not “Grant Writing”

Successful grant development is about the thinking, not just the writing. We help you tackle program planning which is focused on your beneficiaries so that you have the most effective framework for creating compelling proposals that get funded. You learn how to master powerful research tools and logic models, and to build partnerships for maximum impact. You also learn about clear, direct writing and how to submit your proposal, whether on paper or electronically, to grantmakers who have demonstrated a commitment to your type of work. Our approach, deep and comprehensive, is the most gratifying—because it works!


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Full participation in the Grantsmanship Training Program - Online is applicable for 33.0 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.