This is an anytime, anywhere online video training. As soon as you enroll, you will have instant access to the recorded training and can watch from any Internet-connected device, on your own schedule, as often as you like.



What does it take to be a successful grantseeking organization? 

Success in grantsmanship involves much more than being able to write a good proposal. As an organization, you must also have the right culture, the right values, the right tools, and the right resources in place to support your grantseeking process and manage your grant-funded programs and services well on behalf of your funder and the community you serve.

In this session, you'll learn how to lay the groundwork for effective grantsmanship in both your organization's culture and its practices. 

BONUS: You’ll be introduced to GrantsMagic U’s exclusive Grants Readiness Assessment Checklist — a detailed tool to help you identify what vital grants-readiness resources and practices are already working well in your organization, and what changes can help you make sure your organization is truly “grants ready"!


Your big take-aways:

  • You'll understand the importance of mission-driven grantsmanship - and why its opposite will undermine your organization's health and success

  • You'll be able to identify your organization's needs and resources to support a systematic and strategic grantseeking process

  • You'll gain a clear, powerful, flexible framework for developing and strengthening financial and program accountability

  • You'll learn exactly what you need to craft a solid, actionable plan to position your organization for longterm, sustainable grants success

Five-star student reviews:

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Worth 100 x the price in grants advice - and then some

Carol-Ann Graham

Wish there were more stars to give - "Growing Your Grants Readiness" deserves a LOT more. Because I've paid several consultants a LOT of money and got a LOT less from them than Maryn delivers in this one compact, power-packed program! The Grants R...

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Wish there were more stars to give - "Growing Your Grants Readiness" deserves a LOT more. Because I've paid several consultants a LOT of money and got a LOT less from them than Maryn delivers in this one compact, power-packed program! The Grants Readiness Assessment Checklist is pure gold.

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Fabulous!!!

Johnna Frieburg

Maryn's clear-eyed, step-by-step approach to thinking about "grants readiness" puts every other class I've taken on the subject in the shade. She challenges you to think big-picture, then gives you the tools to zero in on the fine detail you need ...

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Maryn's clear-eyed, step-by-step approach to thinking about "grants readiness" puts every other class I've taken on the subject in the shade. She challenges you to think big-picture, then gives you the tools to zero in on the fine detail you need for a solid plan. Fabulous!!!

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Will share this with all my nonprofit clients

Frank Sidonis

As a grant consultant I've always struggled to explain to my clients why I can't "just go get us a grant." This course lays out a framework I can share with nonprofit teams to help them craft a path forward to building their own preparedness for h...

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As a grant consultant I've always struggled to explain to my clients why I can't "just go get us a grant." This course lays out a framework I can share with nonprofit teams to help them craft a path forward to building their own preparedness for healthy grant success. I'll be sharing this with all the leadership teams I work with.

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Curriculum:

TOTAL VIDEO TIME:  1 hr. 58 min.


  • Foundations of Grants Readiness, Part 1 (17:08)
  • Foundations of Grants Readiness, Part 2 (16:04)
  • Introducing the Grants Readiness Assessment Checklist (13:02)
  • Rule 1: Know Yourself - Connecting Purpose and Planning (12:45)
  • Rule 2: Build True Partnerships - Collaborating for Success (7:00)
  • Rule 3: Plan, Plan, Plan, Plan! - Building Your Master Proposal Blueprint (14:00)
  • Rule 4: Know Your Funder - Research and Relationships (9:29)
  • Rule 5: Create an A+ Proposal - Putting It All Together! (10:42)
  • Where Are You Now? What Would You Do? (9:13)
  • Let's Wrap Up and Put It Into Action! (8:45)

Accepted Continuing Education Credits:

GROWING YOUR GRANTS READINESS (1 hr. 58 min. viewing time) is accepted by the following credentialing institutions for professional Continuing Education (CE) points:

Meet Maryn!

Maryn M. Boess

Founder/Chief Magic-Maker

Over her 35+-year nonprofit career, Maryn Boess has been an on-staff grantwriter; a grants consultant (winning $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and – starting in 2006 - even a grantmaker. This 3-D background brings a unique insider's perspective to the practical, inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship she shares with thousands of people each year through GrantsMagic U (Go.GrantsMagic.org).

A true dual-citizen of the grants world, Maryn may be the only person holding membership in both Grant Professionals Association (for grantseekers) - and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (for grantmakers). In 2020, Maryn became just the second inductee into the international Grant Professionals Class of Distinguished Fellows, in recognition of her long history of contribution to the field.