Certificate In Creating Winning Proposals Online Course

Learn How To Locate Potential Funders

Certificate In Creating Winning Proposals Online Course

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Learn How To Locate Potential Funders

This course will help you develop the skills necessary to create successful proposals by focusing on sources of funding, types of proposals, and how to write proposals that will meet the stated requirements. You will also learn about the all-important element of relationships and how to build and maintain them in a funding relationship.

In this course, you will learn how to locate potential funders and how to match funders’ interests with organizational needs. Along the way you will also learn the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations and learn to understand the process for successful proposal writing and how to build effective relationships with funders.

After you complete this Creating Winning Proposals course, you will be able to:

  • Locate potential funders for your organizations on the Internet and use evaluative skills to identify the appropriateness of funding related to your own organization
  • Explain the necessity of matching funders interests with organizational needs and use this knowledge in decisions about the validity of submitting a funding proposal
  • Describe and understand the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations
  • Describe and understand the basic process for successful proposal writing
  • Analyze effective relationship-building strategies to engage with funders and use this knowledge in writing a funding proposal
  • Describe at least five reasons why funding proposals can be rejected
  • Plan, write and submit a proposal in response to funders guidelines

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Sources of Funding

  • Trends in the Funding Environment
  • Funders Brainstorming Activity
  • Types of Funders
  • Sources of Funding Activity
  • Potential Funders

 Session 3: Funder Selection

  • Brainstorming Projects
  • Personal Proposal Funder Selection
  • Potential Funder One
  • Potential Funder Two
  • Potential Funder Three

 Session 4: Types of Proposals

  • Proposal Forms
  • Letter Proposal, Part One
  • Letter Proposal, Part Two
  • Partnership Proposals
  • Challenges
  • Minimizing the Challenges

 Session 5: Proposals as a Relationship Builder

  • Portfolio Approach
  • Building the Relationship
  • Step One: Finding Each Other
  • Step Two: Getting to Know Each Other, Part One
  • Step Two: Getting to Know Each Other, Part Two
  • Step Three: Do You Want to Connect? Part One
  • Step Three: Do You Want to Connect? Part Two
  • Step Four: The First Date, Part One
  • Step Four: The First Date, Part Two
  • Step Four: The First Date, Part Three
  • Step Five: Going Steady, Part One
  • Step Five: Going Steady, Part Two

 Session 6: RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote)

  • RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote), Part One
  • RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote), Part Two
  • RFP Case Study, Part One
  • RFP Case Study, Part Two
  • RFP Case Study, Part Three
  • RFP Case Study, Part Four
  • RFP Case Study, Part Five
  • RFP Case Study, Part Six
  • RFP Case Study

 Session 7: The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing

The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing

  • Clarify Your Objectives
  • Analyze Your Audience
  • Get Your Thoughts on Paper
  • Group and Label Your Thoughts
  • Sequence Your Thoughts
  • Make an Outline
  • Write Your Draft Down
  • Edit
  • Add the Finishing Touches
  • Proofread and Edit

 Session 8: Defining Your Proposal

  • 10 - Step Exercise

 Session 9: Key Elements of a Proposal

  • Key Elements

 Session 10: Defining the Needs and Desired Results

  • Defining the Need
  • Desired Results

 Session 11: Resources and Activities and Evaluation

  • Resources, Part One
  • Resources, Part Two
  • Resources, Part Three
  • Resources, Part Four
  • Activities
  • Evaluation, Part One
  • Evaluation, Part Two

 Session 12: Sustainability and Budget

  • Sustainability
  • Budget
  • Pricing Case Study, Part One
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Two
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Three
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Four
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Five
  • What Goes In the Proposal?

 Session 13: Conclusion, Introduction, and Executive Summary

  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Appendices
  • Executive Summary
  • Tool: Checklist Review
  • A Personal Action Plan
  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Learn How To Locate Potential Funders

This course will help you develop the skills necessary to create successful proposals by focusing on sources of funding, types of proposals, and how to write proposals that will meet the stated requirements. You will also learn about the all-important element of relationships and how to build and maintain them in a funding relationship.

In this course, you will learn how to locate potential funders and how to match funders’ interests with organizational needs. Along the way you will also learn the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations and learn to understand the process for successful proposal writing and how to build effective relationships with funders.

After you complete this Creating Winning Proposals course, you will be able to:

  • Locate potential funders for your organizations on the Internet and use evaluative skills to identify the appropriateness of funding related to your own organization
  • Explain the necessity of matching funders interests with organizational needs and use this knowledge in decisions about the validity of submitting a funding proposal
  • Describe and understand the basic elements of proposal writing for not-for-profit organizations
  • Describe and understand the basic process for successful proposal writing
  • Analyze effective relationship-building strategies to engage with funders and use this knowledge in writing a funding proposal
  • Describe at least five reasons why funding proposals can be rejected
  • Plan, write and submit a proposal in response to funders guidelines

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Sources of Funding

  • Trends in the Funding Environment
  • Funders Brainstorming Activity
  • Types of Funders
  • Sources of Funding Activity
  • Potential Funders

 Session 3: Funder Selection

  • Brainstorming Projects
  • Personal Proposal Funder Selection
  • Potential Funder One
  • Potential Funder Two
  • Potential Funder Three

 Session 4: Types of Proposals

  • Proposal Forms
  • Letter Proposal, Part One
  • Letter Proposal, Part Two
  • Partnership Proposals
  • Challenges
  • Minimizing the Challenges

 Session 5: Proposals as a Relationship Builder

  • Portfolio Approach
  • Building the Relationship
  • Step One: Finding Each Other
  • Step Two: Getting to Know Each Other, Part One
  • Step Two: Getting to Know Each Other, Part Two
  • Step Three: Do You Want to Connect? Part One
  • Step Three: Do You Want to Connect? Part Two
  • Step Four: The First Date, Part One
  • Step Four: The First Date, Part Two
  • Step Four: The First Date, Part Three
  • Step Five: Going Steady, Part One
  • Step Five: Going Steady, Part Two

 Session 6: RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote)

  • RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote), Part One
  • RFPs/RFQs (Requests for Proposals or Request for Quote), Part Two
  • RFP Case Study, Part One
  • RFP Case Study, Part Two
  • RFP Case Study, Part Three
  • RFP Case Study, Part Four
  • RFP Case Study, Part Five
  • RFP Case Study, Part Six
  • RFP Case Study

 Session 7: The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing

The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing

  • Clarify Your Objectives
  • Analyze Your Audience
  • Get Your Thoughts on Paper
  • Group and Label Your Thoughts
  • Sequence Your Thoughts
  • Make an Outline
  • Write Your Draft Down
  • Edit
  • Add the Finishing Touches
  • Proofread and Edit

 Session 8: Defining Your Proposal

  • 10 - Step Exercise

 Session 9: Key Elements of a Proposal

  • Key Elements

 Session 10: Defining the Needs and Desired Results

  • Defining the Need
  • Desired Results

 Session 11: Resources and Activities and Evaluation

  • Resources, Part One
  • Resources, Part Two
  • Resources, Part Three
  • Resources, Part Four
  • Activities
  • Evaluation, Part One
  • Evaluation, Part Two

 Session 12: Sustainability and Budget

  • Sustainability
  • Budget
  • Pricing Case Study, Part One
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Two
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Three
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Four
  • Pricing Case Study, Part Five
  • What Goes In the Proposal?

 Session 13: Conclusion, Introduction, and Executive Summary

  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Appendices
  • Executive Summary
  • Tool: Checklist Review
  • A Personal Action Plan
  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002CWP
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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