Course Syllabus

ORG611: Grant Writing

Undergraduate Syllabus

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Course Description

This is a project-based course where you do grant research and develop a comprehensive grant proposal for an organization. In this course you will learn to conduct grant research. You will also develop individual components of grants including letters, need for support, organizational background, program description, evaluation, budget and sustainability. Your final project will be a grant that you should be able to submit to a potential funder.

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification Credit
This course has been approved to count as 45 continuing education credits for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Research grants and develop systems for identifying grant prospects that will fit with your organization’s strategies and capabilities.
  2. Develop individual components of grants including letters, need for support, organizational background, program description, evaluation, budget and sustainability.
  3. Develop systems for handling the relational element of getting your grant approved including identifying contacts, getting meetings, presenting your opportunity in person and how review and approval processes work.
  4. Write professional grant proposals that present your organization in a way that maximizes your chance of getting approved.

Degree Program Outcomes

ORG611 is offered by City Vision’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This course supports two of the six program outcomes for the MBA program, marked with an asterisk (*).

As a City Vision MBA graduate, you will be professionally competent in these six success areas:

  1. Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.
  2. Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
  3. Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts.
  4. Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values.
  5. Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization. *
  6. Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies. *

ORG611 helps students learn grant and proposal writing in order to meet program outcome 5 & 6 above.

Required Texts

Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes. 

Guidelines for Written Work

All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.

Critical Policies to Read for This Course

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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: December 14, 2022

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