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HAD 526 Grants Writing and Management

Master the skills needed to seek out and write winning grants.

8 weeks

Revenue isn’t always enough to sustain a health care organization, let alone help it grow. That’s where private and public funding come in. In HAD 526 Grants Writing and Management, you’ll learn how to ask foundations, corporations and other funding sources for money or in-kind donations by researching grants, writing proposals and managing applications. You’ll also see how to match your organization’s needs to a specific funding source.

Course Overview

Developing work habits and techniques is essential in becoming an effective grant writer. Proposals need to be tailored for each funder. Understanding the requirements of grant applications, being organized and investing time in research is critical to achieving funding success. You’ll learn to prepare for and complete the specific steps in the grant-seeking cycle.

You’ll see the role research plays in quantifying need and the importance of understanding your organization’s mission, vision, ways of responding to needs, budgets, leadership, community impact, goals and outcome date. Grant proposals have several parts and sections. You’ll discover how to compile organization-specific documentation to support your grant request.

Sample Assignment

In this course, you will write and submit a grant proposal. This process will also include selecting a grant, making a proposal contact and developing a detailed outline.

Finding an entity to fund a community project requires research. Private grant funding comes from corporate, national, family, community and special purpose foundations. Finding the right match is key to a successful outcome as sponsors fund specific needs. You’ll also learn how to address the specific grant requirements of a given foundation. Since establishing and cultivating a working relationship with a foundation can lay the groundwork for a successful submission, you’ll discover the value in talking with a foundation officer prior to submitting your proposal. Building relationships improves grant-seeking efforts.

Developing an overall grant strategy includes a project budget that includes direct and indirect costs along with mandatory and voluntary cost sharing projections. Tracking your efforts requires documentation and communicating with key colleagues. You’ll understand how to prepare a budget, and to track, follow up and access the process so you can improve your efforts on future grants.

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • Introduction to Grants
  • Private and Public Funds
  • Writing Proposals
  • Statement of the Problem
  • Goals, Objectives and Assessment
  • Grant Proposals and Funding
  • Writing and Editing
  • Grant Review

What You’ll Learn

In HAD 526, you’ll gain hands-on experience, training and knowledge in the processes of seeking funding based upon program/project goals.

  • Identify potential sponsors/funders.
  • Discern the priorities, strengths and needs of a particular grantee organization.
  • Assess the “fit” of potential funding opportunities with the priorities and strengths of a particular grantee organization.
  • Use checklists to track grant development.
  • Develop work plans and evaluation/measurement plans.
  • Prepare budgets with narrative justifications.
  • Know the review process of grants.
  • Prepare a strong rationale for a project.
  • Create a need statement.
  • Develop measurable goals, objectives and activities.
  • Understand the importance of various draft iterations.
  • Identify measurable outcomes with assessment metrics.
  • Develop a letter of intent/grant proposal per course guidelines.
  • Collaborate effectively and efficiently in proposal development and review work groups.

Learn More

You’ll learn the steps and skills needed for successful grant writing in HAD 526. For more information about this course or other courses in The University of Scranton’s online Master of Health Administration degree, request more information or call us today toll-free at (866) 373-9547.

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