Grant Writing Certificate

Proven Strategies for Grant Success

  • Instructor: Linda Wastyn
  • Level: Beginner
  • Class Time: 7.5 Hours
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Class Schedule: 8:30-10:00 AM CST
  • Wednesday, July 26 Pre-writing: Planning your Projects and Finding Funders
  • Wednesday, August 16 Writing the Needs Statement
  • Wednesday, September 6 Developing your Project Plan
  • Wednesday, September 20 Other Grant Elements: Evaluation, Budgets, Attachments
  • Wednesday , September 27 Writing Tips
Course overview
Join Linda Wastyn LIVE for this 5-part class and learn how to effectively plan, research, and write a grant application with detailed instruction and hands-on exercises that walk you through the grant review process. Peer review will allow you to see how your classmates approach their grants while getting feedback on how they view yours. 

NEW! Hybrid format. Join us for LIVE classes either online from your office or in-person at Wastyn & Associates in Davenport, Iowa.

(Class size limited to 12 students in-person and 8 online.)
  • Homework in-between classes

What's included?

  • 5 Virtual, Live Classes
  • 19 PDFs
  • Hands on Exercises
  • Peer Review
  • One-Hour FREE Grant Consultation

Understand Grants

Learn the language of grant seeking, develop a system to research and track deadlines, and to write a compelling application that maximizing your chances of funding success.

Raise More Money

Become the envy of the community by securing large grants that support your mission and clients
First of all, I gotta say, this is one of the best classes I've ever had. I've got probably 2,000 hours of various classes at my day job over the last 18 years and some have been great and some have been crap. Yours has taught me tons. I love that the lessons are real world and we use class examples. It's not just theory that way.
Trey Barker, Spring 2022 Class Participant

What our participants say

"The expertise of the instructor is the best part of this course. I appreciate this!"
Kaylee Fisher, World Relief
"The peer sharing in this course was very helpful. Linda is amazing at what she does. Her guidance is so helpful."
Kelly O'Brien, Unity House
"The quality of the slides PLUS the attached handouts, to use as a guide for assignments, was the best part of this course."
Cathie Rochau, Friendship Manor
"The class was very well paced. I had plenty of time to digest all the information being presented and had my questions answered."
Steven Horan, Mississippi Valley Blues Society
"This course was not too overly heavy and seemed the right balance of good information and tips without being overdone. It was informative and practical."
Peggy Rubero, Catherine McAuley Center

Frequently Asked Questions

In what formats do you offer this training?

This training will be offered in a hybrid format with synchronous online sessions offered on Zoom and in-person every other week. “Homework” in between sessions will help you apply what you learn during the 90-minute sessions to your own organization and work. This program has the goal for you to leave with most of a grant application written and reviewed that you can submit to a real funder.

What types of programs have you offered in the past?

We have offered an overview of the grant seeking process as well as program around each stage in the grant seeking process and multi-day programs that provide hands-on exercises that let you immediately practice and get feedback on a mock grant application.

What if we cannot afford this training program?

You can't afford not to improve your grant skills. One new successful grant will more than pay for this class. Your investment in training will return on that investment many times over in more effective and efficient grant seeking, both of which mean more money. 

Many funders will also invest in improving your organization’s development and build your capacity. 

Do you offer scholarships?

A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarship request must be received at least two weeks before the class. Apply online here.

Linda Wastyn, PHD, CFRE, GPC
President, Wastyn & Associates

Certified Grant Professional
Certified Fundraising Executive
With nearly 35 years of grant development experience, since opening Wastyn & Associates in 2011, Linda has worked with more than 140 organizations in the Quad Cities and around the country make their ideas happen, including writing or researching grants for more than 80. Wastyn & Associates has raised over $15 million to date.
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