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Thompson Grants eLearning Course: Grants 101

This eLearn course presented by Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE, will walk you through the grant-writing process from start to finish, from finding the right grant for you, writing the correct grant, and other time-saving tools to help you have the smoothest grant writing process.

Course Outline

Session 1: Intro to Grants
In this module you will learn:
  • The different types of grants that are out there
  • How grants are awarded
  • What it means to be Grant Ready
  • Module Quiz
Session 2: Finding a Grant that Fits
In this module you will learn:
  • What makes a funder suitable
  • Where to find them
  • How to find them
  • Module Quiz
Session 3: Grant Application Writing
In this module you will learn:
  • The grant writing process
  • What makes an application stand out to funders
  • How the Logic Model helps in proposal writing
  • Module Quiz
Session 4: It’s All in the Numbers
In this module you will learn:
  • About grant budgets
  • The concepts of in-kind and indirect costs
  • About budget narratives
  • Module Quiz
Session 5: Wrapping it Up
In this module you will learn:
  • The Functionality of the Grants Calendar
  • What a Case Statement is and how it’s beneficial
  • Other time-saving tools
  • Module Quiz
Course Availability:
You can participate in this course at your own pace, which gives you complete control over when and where you choose to engage with the training.

Students 1-5: $395 each
Students 6+: $95 each additional student"

Meet Your Instructor –

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE and Principal of Raising Awareness, Raising Funds, LLC, has been working in fundraising for over 20 years. She has presented nationally at the 2013, 2018, and 2019 GPA conferences, locally to her GPA chapter, and regionally to many other non-profit groups. She earned her Grant Professional Certification in 2016, and her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 2019.   Carolyn was her Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter’s President in 2017, and a board member from 2012 to 2019. She was her GPA chapter's President in 2012, Carolyn was recently elected to the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus board. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and Theatre from University of South Florida.