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Lecture # Subject Title
Presenter: Marc Hardy, PhD
Week 1: Introduction to Creating a Successful Grant Proposal
1 Introduction to Effective Nonprofit Grant Writing
2 Introduction to Creating a Successful Grant Proposal – Part I
3 Introduction to Creating a Successful Grant Proposal – Part II
Presenter: Marc Hardy, PhD
Week 2: Locating Funding Sources
4 Finding Funding Sources for Your Program/Project
5 The Use of U.S. Government Resources to Locate Funding Sources
6 The Use of System for Award Management (SAM)
7 The Use of State Resources for Locating Funding Sources
8 Performing an Online Search to Locate Funding Through Foundations
9 How to Research Grant Information From Your Selected Funding Source
10 Locating a Public Foundations That Provides Funding
11 Research Registered Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Nonprofit Organizations
Presenter: Marc Hardy, PhD
Week 3: Developing a Dynamic Grant Proposal
12 Developing a Case Statement
13 Developing a Strategic Plan
14 Creating an Explanation of How You Will Execute the Solution
15 Creating a Needs Statement
16 Why Partnerships Building Is Important for Grant Proposals
17 Activities After Submitting a Grant Proposal
Presenter: Salvatore Alaimo, PhD
Week 4: Capacity Building and Performance Management
18 Grant Management and Evaluation
19 Grant Evaluations and Leadership Roles
20 Why is Capacity Building Necessary for Grant Evaluations
21 The Essentials of Making a Grant Evaluation a Priority
Presenters: Marc Hardy, PhD and Salvatore Alaimo, PhD
22 Relationship Building for a Successful Grant Evaluation
Presenter: Marc Hardy, PhD
Week 5: The Essentials of Preparing a Grant Proposal Budget
23 Introduction to Creating a Budget – Utilizing the Bubble Budget Project Method
24 Core Considerations for Creating a Bubble Budget Project Plan
25 Brainstorming and the Branching of the Bubble Budget Project – Part I
26 Brainstorming and the Branching of the Bubble Budget Project – Part II
27 Finalizing the Bubble Budget Project Plan
Presenters: Marc Hardy, PhD and Angela Logan, PhD
Week 6: A Private Foundation Perspective on Grant Proposals
28 Identifying Your Strategy Before Writing a Grant Proposal
29 Grant Research Methods and Finding a Funder
30 Creating Strategic Alignment With the Funder’s Mission Statement
31 Generating a Sustainable Problem/Needs Statement
32 Creating a Winning Solution Statement
33 Creating a Logic Model
34 Logic Model – Defining Your Project Activities
35 Measuring a Grant Proposal’s Outputs and Outcomes
36 Explaining Why a Grant Budget Is Imperative to Gain Funding
37 Creating a Convincing Abstract
Presenters: Marc Hardy, PhD and Levon Johnson
Week 7: A Private Foundation Perspective on Grant Proposals
38 Understanding Grant Proposals for Community-Based Grants
39 Creating Effective Sustainability and Budgetary Plans
40 The Importance of Grant Evaluations
41 Utilizing a Program Officer as an Advocate for Your Grant Proposal
Presenters: Marc Hardy, PhD and Angela Butiste, MA
Week 8: Introduction to Creating a Successful Grant Proposal
42 A Community Foundation Perspective on Grant Proposals
43 The Grant Proposal Review Process
44 Sustainability Through Obtaining a Solid Evaluation
45 Understanding the Need for a Sustainability Plan
Presenter: Marc Hardy, PhD
46 Course Conclusion