Certificate in Grant Writing (Virtual)

Laurel Westmoreland

  • Series Registration
    May 7, 2020
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

*In response to COVID-19, this class is being rescheduled as a virtual training via Zoom.  Registrants will receive an e-mail with login instructions before class.  If you are already registered but cannot attend virtually, please e-mail us at info@nlctb.org.*


May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2020, 8:30a -12:30p each day
$1152.00 Only $470.00 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders


This interactive and practical (now 4-day virtual) training program is designed for those who seek to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. This program is specifically designed for those who are not grant writing professionals and who have little or no experience in grant writing.

Experienced grant writer Jule Colvin teaches best practices for developing successful grant proposals, along with hands on exercises in the development of agency and program budgets. This class includes tips on how to identify and analyze funding resources for programs and projects, approach funding sources well in advance, how to be ready once the deadline is looming and what to do once you’ve been awarded a grant. In addition, you will receive individualized feedback from local grant professionals to enhance your learning experience along with a Certificate in Grant Writing toward your professional development.

Students must complete all 4 sessions and all assignments and pass section tests to receive their certificate.

Day One | 8:30a – 12:30p

Narratives and Outcomes
Learn how to develop a tool kit and write a grant narrative. You will also learn how to provide measurable and reliable outcomes.

Day Two | 8:30a- 12:30p

Budget and Research
 This session will provide participants the tools to develop a program budget, hands-on exercises, examples of a budget narrative and learn the various resources available to conduct grant research specific to your organization.

Day Three | 8:30a – 12:30p

Grants Management
Writing the grant is only the beginning steps of the funding process. This session will address the “now what?” of grants and provide insight on how to manage grantor relationships and expectations.

Day Four | 8:30a – 12:30p

Grant Application Review and Feedback
Have the grant you have been building evaluated by local grant experts and get feedback on how you can improve.


CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 16.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts).

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County No-Show Policy – effective July 1, 2018
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) has asked NLC to reframe our no-show policy for their providers.

Effective July 1, 2018 CBHC-funded organizations using codes to claim CBHC-funded seats at NLC trainings or events will be responsible for payment of registration and processing fees in the event of a no-show. Please read the full no-show policy here.

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, and cancellation and refunds.

There may be photographing or recording of the training for use in our marketing materials. If you do not wish to be captured on film, please alert staff when you check in for class. 

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