THE ULTIMATE GRANT PROPOSAL BLUEPRINT - Winter/Spring 2019

YOUR STEP-BY-STEP ROADMAP AND BUILD-IT-YOURSELF TOOLKIT FOR CRAFTING AN A+ PROPOSAL - EVERY TIME! | taught by Maryn Boess

Course description

Early enrollment now open!


8-session, on-line, on-your-own-schedule course runs Feb. 25 - Apr. 15, 2019



Everything you need to take your grants success to a new level - no matter where you're starting out - all in one at-your-own-pace, on-your-own-schedule, affordable 8-session online course


Train 2 team members ... at no additional cost

Two team members can take the course with you ... staff, board members, volunteers, you name it ... for the price of just one enrollment! (That's three enrollments for the price of one.)


Members enroll for just $197! (reg. $297) 

Enroll for just $197 - a saving of $100 - if you're a member - or want to become one - of a partnering state nonprofit association. Click the association name in the list below for complete how-to details:

(Are you a GrantsMagic U community member? You can enroll for $197 if you're already a GrantsMagic U community member - check your email inbox for details or contact Support@GrantsMagic.org.) 


Your step-by-step "insider's guide" - 

for grants rookies and veterans alike


The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint offers a complete, practical, hands-on, step-by-step approach to corporate, foundation, and government grant-building - for beginners and veterans alike.

In eight fast-paced, information-rich video sessions totaling about 16 hours (released every Monday, Feb. 25 - Apr. 15):

  • You'll learn how to build a solid, fundable proposal from the inside out and the bottom up ...

  • You'll work with a unique set of tried-and-tested planning tools, worksheets, roadmaps, checklists, and step-by-step, fill-in-the-blanks templates to make your proposals clear, concise, complete, coherent - and compelling ...

  • You'll learn literally hundreds of "insider's tips" from grantmakers and successful grantseeking organizations that you can put to work for your organization - right away ...

  • And you'll learn how to organize the details of your work in a way guaranteed to take you to the next level of grantseeking success - no matter where you're starting out

"Is The Blueprint course right for me? 

You see, I'm a ..."


If you're wondering if "The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint" course is the right choice for you, right now ... so did Susan, Linda, Liela, Barbara and dozens of others! Click here to see what they - and others - have to say about how the "Blueprint" course transformed their grants success.


The do-it-all executive director ...  
"I'm a do-it-all executive director with a thousand things on my plate, trying to figure out how to fit grantwriting in ..." (That sounds like Susan when she took the training! Here's what she found out.)


The devoted board member ...  
"I'm a devoted board member who stepped up to write grants and I'm wondering how to make this work ..." (Linda stepped up as a board member too. Here's what the training did for her.)


The complete newbie ... 

"I'm a complete newbie to grantseeking. I want to do well ... but frankly I don't even know where to start ..." (Liela came to the training as a total newbie. See why she calls it her best investment ever.)


The successful veteran ...
"I'm an experienced grantwriter, with a lot of success - so I don't need a "Grantwriting 101"-type course ..." (Barbara just wanted a refresher. Here's what she got instead.)


The independent consultant ..."I'm an independent consultant, which means I work with lots of clients to help them find grant dollars - all at the same time." (George came to the course looking for new tools to share with his clients. Wow, did he "strike gold"!)




Questions?

Please click the green button above for complete course details.

If you still have questions, email us any time at Support@GrantsMagic.org



A sampling of 5-star student reviews:


Will take your grantwriting to the next level!

I have been grant writing for 15 years and was a little prideful of my knowledge....much to my dismay! I learned so much from this course. The tools and lessons helped me to create source documents that we can now use for all future applications. The clarity that came with this educational opportunity has made my job so much easier. Thank you, Maryn! Well done!

-- Mary Schilling, His Heart Foundation (Vancouver, WA)


Exceptional Grant Proposal Course

I've been writing grants for just under 10 years and have also served on reviewer panels for a particular federal grant for about as many years. I enrolled in the course because although I had gotten very "good" at writing and winning grants, I lost two big ones in the last couple of years. It rocked my self-confidence - this, in spite of the fact that I have won about 4.5 million dollars in federal, state and local funds for several school districts over the last 5 years. This course didn't just restore my confidence, but the sections on having a 3-D Perspective, what occurs in the Black Box of Grantmakers (awesome, awesome, awesome), and the powerful use of the Logic Model in shaping, planning and developing a grant proposal so that everything makes sense, were particularly healing and strengthening to me. Maryn, what a wonderful job! I have learned a great deal from you, grown tremendously, and been truly blessed by your final perspective of what all of this should truly be about! Thank you again and again for giving so much value and so much really rich instruction to even those of us who have been at the "grantmanship game" for quite awhile. My kudos to you! 

-- Elaine Penn (Arizona)


Top Notch Grants Education!

This course was AMAZING. As a self-paced, online course with live support (online, phone, and bi-weekly call-in opportunities) this course gave me a much greater insight into why my proposals have and have not been funded. AND it gave me concrete ways to review/revise those proposals for the future. 

- Kaddee Lawrence, Community Leadership Consultant (Seattle, WA)


Five Stars Plus! - for "The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint"

This course made a difference not only for me but for the team-members I invited to take part in the course. Our collective confidence is sky-high and everyone is talking enthusiastically about “the magic wand”. This course is not only a complete decoding of vital elements that go into a successful proposal, it unlocks behind-the-scenes information about funders, their perspectives, and how decisions are made. The templates and workbook are wonderful tools and everything is easy to understand. This course has made my colleagues and me true believers that we are capable agents of positive change in the world through our grant writing. And Maryn Boess is unquestionably a card-carrying member of our grant success team!

- Barbara Gorzinski, Associated Ministries of Tacoma-Pierce County (WA)


5 stars - covers EVERY aspect of a proposal

I give 5 stars. I've taken a couple of other courses that I found informative and useful. However, this course probes deeper into grant readiness. Maryn covers EVERY aspect of a proposal -- from digging more deeply to create a mission statement to producing a proposal that clearly details an organization's purpose and necessity. I came away with many tools and insights that have enabled me to provide more value to my clients. Included in the course are Q&A group conference calls that answer any questions we might have. Even though I've completed the course, Maryn has made sure that I and other "graduates" are still connected to the program. We are encouraged to contact her any time with questions.

-- Suzanne Ryan, Suzanne Ryan Grantwriting (VA)



My Experience

Being new to the grant world this was a very eye opening experience. I am part of a grant managing team but took this course to understand the process it took to get the grant and how to manage it. This course has given me the tools to seek my own grants and know what grant makers are looking for. Thank you for a wonderful course.

-- Mark Cox



The Ultimate Ultimate

This course is not for those who think that learning to be a grant writer is easy, for it isn't. The course is thoughtful as well as practical and requires a commitment to DO SOMETHING after every one of the eight lesson. I've taken grant writing courses before that took tactical approach to the grant making process. They concentrated on how to write an application or how to fill out forms. They did not tackle the planning aspects necessary to prepare an organization for conceiving a proposal, for seeking out appropriate grant funders, for submitting a grantable application, or for following up if the proposal us successful in getting funded. To the serious student of mission-centered grant writing (the only consistently successful grant writing ), the course is worth every penny of the tuition price.

-- Nancy Mitchell Ash, Equamore Foundation (CA)  



Five Stars - Outstanding Grant Writing Class

I have attended other grant workshops in the past, and I can say unequivocally that The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint was the most comprehensive, useful, worthwhile class I've ever taken. The skills and resources that I took away have already helped me write three proposals, and I'm optimistic they will succeed. There is much information here that carries beyond grant writing to nonprofit planning and management. Maryn's style is friendly and engaging; she really knows the grant writing world from both the funder's and the fund seeker's perspective.

-- Marilyn Smith, Executive Director, Unite to Fight Paralysis (OR)


Reviews (7)

Great course for grant "newbies"!

by Delores Donis
As a newbie to the grants world and all its facets, I found this course very well constructed, informative, and helpful in the areas of planning, organizing, streamlining, and navigating the many questions that funders ask. I now have a better understanding of how to organize and prepare information so that it can be used for a variety of grants without having to recreate the wheel each time. The tools provided will be helpful in working with others in my organization so that we can better work together as team to meet these critical deadlines. The quick action steps had me digging into the history of my organization and learning more about it that I could have ever imagined. I have a renewed excitement about my organization in regards to how far we have come and what we can do in the future to serve our community better in the transit industry. I enjoyed the creativity around the course to make it fun and memorable and am inspired to create and share our story. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your expertise! Sincerely, Delores D.

Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint course review

by Philip Johnson
Excellent training with step by step applications and practice sections helping to immediately implement what was just taught. Very good reinforcement of the teaching. Great ability to take the course at your own pace as many professionals have multiple responsibilities they have to attend to during the week. Really appreciate the ability to review the video training when there was need to review a section/lesson was not grasped during the first viewing. As a student of the course I would like to ask if there is an opportunity to download the full course for future viewing/review without downloading each individual video session. Maryn does an excellent job of presenting, incorporating her personality and humor in the lessons. Thank you for the privilege of this course and the reinforcement of many efforts to instill ethical best practices in this profession.

Been doing it for years, but I still learned a lot

by Andy Lay
I've been involved in grant writing for more than three decades, but I learned a lot of things I wish I'd learned years ago. Thanks so much.

The Best Online Course...EVER!

by Teresa Kostov
A very BIG thank you to Maryn for her hard work to provide us with a high-energy (never once did my eyelids droop!), insightful and information-packed course. After completing this 8 week course, I can truly say that: (1) I no longer have a fear of all the "unknowns" in the grant seeking world; (2) I see many of the mistakes that I have made when applying for grants in the past and now know WHAT to do about correcting those mistakes; (3) and I feel empowered (and hopeful) to move forward, seeking out grant funds for the work that I have committed my life to and believe in. The course was well thought-out and put together, and fit my busy life style! It had a perfect balance of questions, quizzes, Q&A's, homework and discussion groups - all of these aspects were important to not only keep me as a passive listener, but activate me during the learning process. I so appreciated this course and what I learned. A heartfelt THANKS once more!

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by Rhonda Dixon
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Loads of Awesome Info

by Lismarie Acevedo
I think I'm fully prepared to write a grant proposal after taking this course. It was so informative and all the resources and tools given will be extremely helpful in creating an A+ proposal. This was an interesting 8 weeks and I recommend this to anyone who wants to try it.

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by Edrie Vinson
The text is well written, carefully thought out.
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Great course for grant "newbies"!

by Delores Donis
As a newbie to the grants world and all its facets, I found this course very well constructed, informative, and helpful in the areas of planning, organizing, streamlining, and navigating the many questions that funders ask. I now have a better understanding of how to organize and prepare information so that it can be used for a variety of grants without having to recreate the wheel each time. The tools provided will be helpful in working with others in my organization so that we can better work together as team to meet these critical deadlines. The quick action steps had me digging into the history of my organization and learning more about it that I could have ever imagined. I have a renewed excitement about my organization in regards to how far we have come and what we can do in the future to serve our community better in the transit industry. I enjoyed the creativity around the course to make it fun and memorable and am inspired to create and share our story. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your expertise! Sincerely, Delores D.

Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint course review

by Philip Johnson
Excellent training with step by step applications and practice sections helping to immediately implement what was just taught. Very good reinforcement of the teaching. Great ability to take the course at your own pace as many professionals have multiple responsibilities they have to attend to during the week. Really appreciate the ability to review the video training when there was need to review a section/lesson was not grasped during the first viewing. As a student of the course I would like to ask if there is an opportunity to download the full course for future viewing/review without downloading each individual video session. Maryn does an excellent job of presenting, incorporating her personality and humor in the lessons. Thank you for the privilege of this course and the reinforcement of many efforts to instill ethical best practices in this profession.

Been doing it for years, but I still learned a lot

by Andy Lay
I've been involved in grant writing for more than three decades, but I learned a lot of things I wish I'd learned years ago. Thanks so much.

The Best Online Course...EVER!

by Teresa Kostov
A very BIG thank you to Maryn for her hard work to provide us with a high-energy (never once did my eyelids droop!), insightful and information-packed course. After completing this 8 week course, I can truly say that: (1) I no longer have a fear of all the "unknowns" in the grant seeking world; (2) I see many of the mistakes that I have made when applying for grants in the past and now know WHAT to do about correcting those mistakes; (3) and I feel empowered (and hopeful) to move forward, seeking out grant funds for the work that I have committed my life to and believe in. The course was well thought-out and put together, and fit my busy life style! It had a perfect balance of questions, quizzes, Q&A's, homework and discussion groups - all of these aspects were important to not only keep me as a passive listener, but activate me during the learning process. I so appreciated this course and what I learned. A heartfelt THANKS once more!

Good

by Rhonda Dixon
Good

Loads of Awesome Info

by Lismarie Acevedo
I think I'm fully prepared to write a grant proposal after taking this course. It was so informative and all the resources and tools given will be extremely helpful in creating an A+ proposal. This was an interesting 8 weeks and I recommend this to anyone who wants to try it.

Good title

by Edrie Vinson
The text is well written, carefully thought out.
Maryn Boess
Maryn Boess
Chief Magic-Maker

Over her 20+-year career in the nonprofit world, Maryn has been an on-staff program developer and grantwriter; a independent grants consultant (winning more than $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants project manager; a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and - for the past 10 years - even a grantmaker.

This done-it-all background gives her the unique 3-D "insider's" perspective she brings to the practical and inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship that she has been blessed to share with thousands of nonprofits of every size, nationally and internationally as well.

GrantsMagic U, launched in fall 2015, is the "virtual academy" she created to make her extensive portfolio of grantsmanship trainings available (and affordable!) for anyone, anytime, anywhere.

GrantsMagic U is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for both the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) and Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials.

Since 2006 Maryn has also been “in the grantmaker’s chair,” managing up to $2 million annually in grantmaking for K-12 education in the Southwest.

She considers herself a dual citizen in the grants world, and may be the only person currently holding membership in both GPA (Grant Professionals Association, for grantseekers) and GEO (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, for grantmakers).

Every hour of GrantsMagic U training qualifies as 1 credit toward CFRE and GPC continuing-education and certification requirements.