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.



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.  

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!

Your big take-aways:

  • You'll learn why it's important to think of our grants work as taking place within a living, changing ecosystem (sometimes feeling like a "wilderness," right?).

  • We'll lay out the 10 steps that will guide us consistently and confidently through the GrantsWorld ecosystem.

  • And we'll begin exploring specific strategies, tools and tactics at each of those 10 steps that will support us in moving forward!

Five-star student reviews:

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Another winner for my small nonprofit!

Paul Visalia

This 60-minute video course gave me EXACTLY what my small, new nonprofit needed to get our heads on straight and get off to a solid start. We probably saved months of floundering and struggling trying to fight our own through (Maryn uses the mache...

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This 60-minute video course gave me EXACTLY what my small, new nonprofit needed to get our heads on straight and get off to a solid start. We probably saved months of floundering and struggling trying to fight our own through (Maryn uses the machete-in-the-underbrush analogy and that's exactly where we were headed). Can still not believe the HUGE value we've gained from this deceptively simple free course!

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My grants clients will love love love this

Rachel McCord

I do some grants consulting on the side and like most consultants it's often a struggle to explain why I can't "just go get us a grant and leave us alone." Maryn gives me the perfect tool/framework I've needed to show my clients exactly what the p...

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I do some grants consulting on the side and like most consultants it's often a struggle to explain why I can't "just go get us a grant and leave us alone." Maryn gives me the perfect tool/framework I've needed to show my clients exactly what the path to healthy, sustainable grants success looks like - and how important it is that we approach it strategically, systematically, and as a team. Five giant gold stars!

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Step by step map for the Total Grants Newbie

Federica Lang

Wow - after just two of Maryn's free video courses I don't feel like such a Total Grants Newbie any more! One thing this Grants Success Path helped with was seeing just how many more moving parts there are than most people tell you. There's hard w...

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Wow - after just two of Maryn's free video courses I don't feel like such a Total Grants Newbie any more! One thing this Grants Success Path helped with was seeing just how many more moving parts there are than most people tell you. There's hard work ahead, and I'm glad I know that now, and have a map to guide me through it. Just watch me succeed now!

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Grants Success Path: Not just for Newbies

Abdul Hassan

I thought I'd watch to see if this would be helpful for my board members - and it will, absolutely. As a person with 25 years as a grant professional I really didn't expect I'd learn anything. I was wrong. For veterans, this is more about a framew...

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I thought I'd watch to see if this would be helpful for my board members - and it will, absolutely. As a person with 25 years as a grant professional I really didn't expect I'd learn anything. I was wrong. For veterans, this is more about a framework for thinking about how all the parts of our work fit together than it is about learning new skills. Maryn builds plenty of tools and worksheets and resources into this journey too. Every minute is pure gold. Thank you so much for the Grants Success Path!

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Curriculum:

TOTAL VIDEO TIME:  56 min. (Adapted from a live webinar)


STEP 1:  GET REAL.

  • What are grants, and who can get them?
  • What does it really take?

STEP 2:  GET READY. 

  • Does our infrastructure support rock-solid planning, practice, assessment and quality improvement?
  • How do we demonstrate our "credit-worthiness"?
  • What do we need to pack to be trail-hardy and ready to go?

STEP 3:  GET CLEAR.

  • What's the change we want to see, and how will we work toward it?
  • Grantmaking is an investment: What's the ROI?
  • The Magic Wand One-Page Worksheet: Your planning template (it's free!)

STEP 4:  GET TOGETHER.

  • Five ways partnering is the single most powerful way to get more grants - faster!

STEP 5:  GET BUILDING.

  • The Vision Bridge: Your shortest path from Desolation Island - to Emerald City!

STEP 6:  GET CONNECTED. 

  • How do we find funders who are a good match for us?
  • And how do we connect with them - meaningfully and authentically?

STEP 7:  GET IT OUT THE DOOR. 

  • Crafting the A+ grant proposal - and getting it out the door!

STEP 8:  GET INTO THE FINALS! 

  • Who's in control now?
  • Inside the "Grantmaker's Black Box": The 8 checkpoints or qualifying rounds

STEP 9:  GET FEEDBACK.

  • Did you get the grant? - Ask for feedback - no matter what!

STEP 10:  GET BETTER!

  • The Grants Success Path is a long game.
  • Renewing and reinvesting resources and relationships



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.