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Writing for Fundraising: Grantwriting and Case Statements

Successful nonprofit leaders must understand how to write compelling grant proposals and case statements. This course focuses on writing for nonprofits, with a special focus on grant proposal writing. Students will learn to research foundation prospects and write a grant proposal for a nonprofit organization. Applying for emergency grants will also be covered. In addition, students will learn how to write a visionary case for support.


  • Nonprofit writing and storytelling 
  • Identifying grants and proposals for private and corporate foundations 
  • Content and structure of grant proposals 
  • Introduction to campaigns 
  • Writing case statements: content and structure 
  • Understanding communication cultures and careers

This course is eligible towards the completion of the Certificate in Fundraising. Bundle your coursework and earn a professional credential that communicates knowledge and skills gained. Declared Certificate students receive 10% off of courses within the program.
Note: Full participation in Writing for Fundraising: Grantwriting and Case Statements is applicable for 15 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of a variety of development communication tools for nonprofits
  • The ability to identify grant opportunities and write professional fundraising pieces including Case Statements and Grant Proposals

Ideal for

  • Marketers at nonprofits
  • Nonprofit staff members
  • Annual and major gift officers
  • Those interested in learning grant writing
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      May 21 - Jul 30
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Davies, Susan
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $649