Goals and Structure
Successful nonprofits have one thing in common: talented people with the skills to secure funding. In this course, you will learn how to search for and identify potential funding sources, plan a program and develop a budget, and prepare a customized proposal with a local community-based organization.
The course is an 8-week, non-credit bearing class.
- Earn a certificate in grant-writing skills (great for potential employers).
- Network with other Colgate students, community-based organizations, and professionals who work in the nonprofit field.
- Share in the expertise of members of the Colgate and Hamilton communities.
- Gain valuable skills and help a community organization at the same time.
Who Should Apply?
Applications are open to all class years.
“I learned a lot about the entire grant process. I now have a development internship this summer, so I will hopefully use what I Iearned in this class immediately.”
“I learned how a nonprofit operates in an incredibly useful sense, and also the art and science of formulating an idea, having a plan, and articulating that idea with all the intricacies of a grant proposal.”
“Previously, I knew very little about grants. Now with this new knowledge, I am actually writing grants for my local community center and library.”
This is an 8-week class, meeting weekly for an hour and fifteen minutes through most of the spring semester (early February through late March), with a break for the mid-term recess.