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Introduction to Grant Writing

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Modality: Self-paced

Delivery: Online

Language: English

Instructor: Dana Catron & jay Lillywhite

Prerequisites: Open to everyone 

Welcome to a specialized course tailored for small business owners, non-profit managers, and city administrators in New Mexico. This groundbreaking program demystifies the grant writing process, empowering you to secure vital funding and drive positive change in your community.

Course Quick Facts

  • Translating Theory into Practice: Learn to apply both traditional and contemporary learning theories to craft immersive e-learning environments.
  • Goal-Oriented Targets: Define explicit, achievable objectives that guide learners through the virtual universe.
  • Design Dynamics: Hone the art of crafting captivating 3D content and simulations within an inventive virtual environment.
  • Innovative Methods: Employ ADDIE, design thinking, and rapid prototyping to construct distinctive eLearning experiences.
  • Effective Evaluation: Master the skills to gauge your projects' impact and adjust for ongoing enhancement.
  • Display Your Skills: Develop a professional portfolio showcasing your proficiency in VR instructional design.

About This Course

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand grant writing fundamentals
  • Identify potential sources of grant funding
  • Read and understand common requests for proposal language
  • Develop compelling grant proposals that align with RFPs

Course Modules

This course offers complete self-paced flexibility, supplemented with optional weekly webinars hosted by the Metaversity team through web conferencing and virtual reality. Every activity mirrors the real-world tasks of an instructional designer or anyone aiming to collaboratively craft immersive experiences with stakeholders.

 

Course Modules

Introduction

Module One Overview: Begin your journey by exploring the world of grant funding opportunities from governmental and non-governmental sources.

Module Two Proposal Writing Process: Get a comprehensive overview of starting and developing a proposal project, including common pitfalls to avoid.

Module Three Proposal Writing Process: Get a comprehensive overview of starting and developing a proposal project, including common pitfalls to avoid.

Module Four Scope and Budget: Understand the work proposed during the grant period, including project structure and budget.

Module Five Teaming: Assemble a group with the necessary skills and resources to create a competitive grant proposal.

Module Six Budgeting: Learn how to determine and justify the costs of your proposed work to funders.

Module Seven Grant Review: Gain practical experience by reviewing available business grant opportunities.

 

Requirements

To successfully participate in this online course, you will need:

  • Access to a computer with an internet connection (Windows 10 / OS X 10.13 or higher)
  • The latest versions of Chrome or Firefox with Javascript enabled
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • The ability to conduct research searches on the internet
  • The ability to send and receive emails with attachments
  • The ability to save backups of all work created for the course

About The Instructors

  • Dana Catron: Deputy Director at Arrowhead Center, NMSU. Recognized among the 2024 Women of Influence by Albuquerque Business First. Dana brings extensive experience in proposal and funding capture efforts.
  • Jay Lillywhite: Assistant Dean of Economic & Rural Development at NMSU. Jay specializes in agribusiness management, business feasibility, and marketing, providing a wealth of knowledge to course participants.

Prepare to shape the future of your organization through effective grant writing. Your journey towards mastering the art of securing grant funding starts here. Are you ready to transform your vision into reality? Sign up today!

Earn A Digital Badge

  • Shareable online and on your resume.
  • Enhanced visibility to employers.
  • Validate your skills quickly.
  • Align with industry standards.

 

Why Microlearning?

Enhance your credentials and showcase your achievements with confidence on platforms like LinkedIn. Elevate your career by enrolling in Grant Writing I and gain the skills needed to drive success in your community.

  • Targeted Knowledge: Our microlearning approach breaks complex topics into manageable, engaging modules, making learning effective and enjoyable. 
  • Flexible Access: Study on your schedule. Access course materials anytime, from anywhere, and progress through the curriculum at your own pace. 
  • Advance Your Career: Enhance your credentials and showcase your achievements with confidence on platforms like LinkedIn. Elevate your career by enrolling in Grant Writing I and gain the skills needed to drive success in your community.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microlearning? 

Microlearning is an approach to learning that delivers bite-sized, focused content in short lessons, typically through digital platforms. It emphasizes quick comprehension and retention of information, often tailored to specific learning objectives and accessible on demand.

 

Do I need prior experience in grant writing to take this course?

No prior experience is required. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those looking to refine their existing skills.

 

How long is the course?

The course is self-paced, allowing you to complete it on your own schedule. Optional weekly webinars are available to supplement your learning.

 

Can I interact with instructors and peers during the course?

Yes, optional weekly webinars and discussion forums provide opportunities for interaction with instructors and fellow participants.

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