Your Grants Success Path:

10 Steps to Get You Where You Want to Go ... No Matter Where You Are Now! | taught by Maryn Boess

Course description


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 over any Internet connection, on your own schedule, as often as you like. 



Where are you on YOUR Grants Success Path?

  • GETTING STARTED ... "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!"

  • GETTING BETTER ... "I'm a Capable Grants Practitioner. My experience has given me a sense of how I can and do make a difference. It still feels a bit hit or miss, though. I'm working on building my skills and confidence. Give me new tools and new ways to learn - I want to do better!"

  • GOING DEEPER ... "I'm a Seasoned Grants Pro. I feel good about my place in the community. I have solid success to draw from and a mindset for making a difference. I'm ready for a deeper commitment and curious what that could look like. Challenge me - I'm up for it!"

Getting to your next level of grants success shouldn’t be confusing. You can do it – here’s how! 

Total grants newbie … capable grants practitioner … seasoned grant pro … wherever you are right now, this 60-minute masterclass is for you. 

In this fast-paced, high-takeaway training, veteran grant professional and grantmaking officer Maryn Boess shares GrantsMagic U’s unique Grants Success Path – the powerful 10-step road map that cuts through the often-bewildering “grants wilderness” to lead you reliably to your next level of grants success.  

The 10 steps:

  • Get Real
  • Get Ready
  • Get Clear
  • Get Together
  • Get Building
  • Get Out There
  • Get It Out the Door
  • Get It Into the Finals
  • Get Feedback
  • Get Better

This power-packed course offers a unique, eagle’s-eye view of the practices that create lasting and sustainable “grants success” – a perspective even grants veterans can struggle with. 

Share with your program staff ... your executive team ... your board ... your community partners ... your clients ... with anyone who needs to understand the real foundations of long-term grants health!



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.