Grants Newbie Success School!


Course description


"I'm a Total Grants Newbie. I have big dreams and want to make a difference, but honestly, I'm a little confused and overwhelmed by grants. I don't know what I don't know, or even where to start. Show me what to do - I'm eager to learn and ready to get going!"

Hey there, Grants Newbie - I see you! And I know you have a ton of questions about what it takes to get off to a good start in the GrantsWorld wilderness. 

Got you covered!

  • What:  Online, when-you-want-them video guides for the Total Grants Newbie
  • When:  Watch any time!
  • Your investment:  Free for you and your team (at least while it's under construction)
  • How:  Click "Enroll" - sign up - and you're in!

The big vision for Grants Newbie Success School will unfold through 2020 and it's definitely a work in progress.

But we're front-loading with three super-powerful video trainings adapted from recent Facebook live broadcasts - more than enough to get you under way on your Grants Success Path journey! 

  • Part 1: The Total Grants Newbie Success Path
  • Part 2: What Does "Grants Success" Look Like? - A (Loving) Reality Check
  • Part 3: The Two Big Newbie Questions: Where Do I Even Start? and Where Do I Go to Find Grants?

More Newbie News: Our monthly "GrantsNewbie Q&A" Facebook Live is back!

Join me (Maryn) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for an hour or so of training, coaching, and Q&A specially for everyone just starting out on the Grants Success Path. 

  • What: GrantsNewbie live Q&A
  • When: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9 am Pacific
  • Where: The GrantsMagic U Facebook group (open to GrantsMagic U members only; ask to join!)

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.

Maryn considers herself a dual citizen in the grants world, and may be the only person to hold concurrent membership in both GPA (Grant Professionals Association, for grantseekers) and GEO (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, for grantmakers). In 2020 she became just the second inductee into the International Grant Professionals Class of Distinguished Fellows for her long record of service and contributions to the field.

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