Course Description



Watch the video for a quick inside-the-Toolkit tour!

Brand new from GrantsMagic U: Almost 250 pages of GrantsMagic U's nationally acclaimed grants planning and management tools - all collected in one notebook-style "toolkit," ready for you and your grants team to download, print, and use again ... and again ... and again.

Your Toolkit contains 90 essential checklists, worksheets, blueprints and step-by-step planning guides - almost half in fillable PDF form - to help you and your team build great grant-funded projects. 

PLUS: Lots of how-to-use-them explanations, pointers, and examples; in-depth articles; and more!

Check out the list of contents here - all 243 pages!

Download complete sample chapter (pp. 28-50)

Sample fill-in-the-blanks forms: 

The Mission Statement Fill-In-the-Blanks Worksheet

The "Magic Wand" One-Page Proposal Worksheet - with Prompts

Maryn Boess

Chief Magic-Maker

Over her 20+-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 - for the past 10 years - 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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to The Ultimate Grants Toolkit!

    • Welcome! How to Access Your Downloadable Materials

    • WATCH: How to Use Your Downloadable Toolkit Materials

  • 2

    Download Your Notebook Manuscript

    • How-To and Helpful Hints

    • Notebook Manuscript Download Files

  • 3

    Download Your Tools

    • How-To and Helpful Hints

    • SETTING OUT: The Grantsmanship Game (Tools 1-4)

    • Rule 1. KNOW YOURSELF: Connecting Purpose and Planning (Tools 5-13)

    • Rule 2. BUILD TRUE PARTNERSHIPS: Collaborating for Success (Tools 14-23)

    • Rule 3: PLAN, PLAN, PLAN - PLAN! - Building Your Master Proposal Blueprint (Tools 24-46)

    • Rule 4. KNOW YOUR FUNDER: Research and Relationships (Tools 47-50)

    • Rule 5. CREATE AN A+ PROPOSAL: Pulling It All Together - On Paper or Online (Tools 51-57)

    • THE GRANT PRACTITIONER'S TOOLBOX: Special-Topic Resources (Tools 58-74)

    • CONTRIBUTOR'S GALLERY: Resources from the Grants Community (Tools 75-90)