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Estimated time to complete this course is 8 to 12 hours


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Learn How to Craft a Competitive Proposal!

Have you been tasked with writing a grant proposal but don't know where to start and can't get away for an in-person class?  The Online Proposal Writing Course lets you learn at your own pace without leaving your computer, or on-the-go via your mobile device!

Completely online and self-directed, this course puts you in charge of your own learning as you move through 15 lessons covering all aspects of proposal writing. We'll give you plenty of guidance along the way with examples, worksheets, and templates to get you on your way to writing that proposal. You'll have three months from the date of purchase to access the course, time you can use to complete the course at your own convenience and at your own pace!

The Online Proposal Writing Course will help you master the art of proposal writing step-by-step. Learn about the complete proposal package, from the cover letter to the conclusion and everything in-between, including online application forms. In addition to critiques of proposal examples, the course features a case study tracing the evolution of a proposal from start to finish.

This course was created with Foundation Center subject matter staff experts.

Length: The Online Proposal Writing Course includes 15 detailed lessons. Estimated time to complete this self-paced course is approximately 8-12 hours.

How to Start Your Self-Paced Learning Course

Within one business day of your registration, you will be enrolled in the program and receive an e-mail from our eLearning platform, Bridge. The subject line of the email will be “Welcome”.   This email will have instructions on how to create your own online account in Bridge as well as a link to access your course.

We recommend using Firefox as your browser. Visit Bridge for more information on accessing courses, navigating through a course, and viewing its technical requirements.

You will have access to the course for 90 days after enrollment. The course fee entitles purchaser to one computer log-in which cannot be shared. In addition, no refunds, transfers or credits will be issued.

Qualifies for
12 CFRE points


  • Create a comprehensive and competitive proposal package
  • Turn your proposal into a letter of inquiry (LOI)
  • Adapt your proposal for submitting online
  • Identify red flags in your proposal from a funder's perspective

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Grant writers

Bonus Materials

  • Sample proposals
  • Worksheets for writing your own proposal