The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint [5-23-16]:

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

Course description


This session of the course is closed.

A new session starts July 10 - and enrollment is now open!

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Reviews (10)

Top notch Grants Education!

by Kaddee Lawrence
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.

Fantastic!

by Stacy Sage
Completely invaluable insight and information. Maryn is so brilliant at unpacking what can be a daunting process. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because some of the videos are produced somewhat inexpertly. which can be frustrating. (NOTE FROM MARYN: Working hard to upgrade the video quality for the next release!)

My Experience

by Mark Cox
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.

Thank you! Five stars

by Allison Vezina

The Ultimate Ultimate

by Nancy Mitchell Ash
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.

I give this course 5 stars

by Elizabeth Weaver

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

by Barbara Gorzinski
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

Five Stars - Outstanding Grant Writing Class!

by Marilyn Smith
I signed up for this class after seeing a link from the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. 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 (Oregon)

5 stars - covers EVERY aspect of a proposal

by Suzanne Ryan
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 Grant Writing Services

For me, the GrantsMagic U class was a 5-star experience

by Linda Anderson
I took the class because my nonprofit had a project and I wanted to write grant requests to support it. But the class also helps groups decide on and prioritize their needs as they develop a project. Since taking the class I have written 9 requests. Three funders asked for a letter; six required an electronic questionnaire. Three are still processing. Three chose not to fund our project. Three awarded us nice cash donations. I can attribute the grants class lessons and very helpful workbook pages to my satisfaction that, after writing and rewriting, the requests I submitted were well done and aimed at the goals of the funder. -- Linda Anderson, Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks (WA)
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Top notch Grants Education!

by Kaddee Lawrence
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.

Fantastic!

by Stacy Sage
Completely invaluable insight and information. Maryn is so brilliant at unpacking what can be a daunting process. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because some of the videos are produced somewhat inexpertly. which can be frustrating. (NOTE FROM MARYN: Working hard to upgrade the video quality for the next release!)

My Experience

by Mark Cox
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.

Thank you! Five stars

by Allison Vezina

The Ultimate Ultimate

by Nancy Mitchell Ash
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.

I give this course 5 stars

by Elizabeth Weaver

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

by Barbara Gorzinski
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

Five Stars - Outstanding Grant Writing Class!

by Marilyn Smith
I signed up for this class after seeing a link from the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. 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 (Oregon)

5 stars - covers EVERY aspect of a proposal

by Suzanne Ryan
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 Grant Writing Services

For me, the GrantsMagic U class was a 5-star experience

by Linda Anderson
I took the class because my nonprofit had a project and I wanted to write grant requests to support it. But the class also helps groups decide on and prioritize their needs as they develop a project. Since taking the class I have written 9 requests. Three funders asked for a letter; six required an electronic questionnaire. Three are still processing. Three chose not to fund our project. Three awarded us nice cash donations. I can attribute the grants class lessons and very helpful workbook pages to my satisfaction that, after writing and rewriting, the requests I submitted were well done and aimed at the goals of the funder. -- Linda Anderson, Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks (WA)
Maryn Boess
Maryn Boess
Chief Magic-Maker

Over her 25+-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 - since 2006 - 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.