Online Course: How to Expand Your Business By Making Money for Others
Ready for a plump monthly retainer or a multi-thousand-dollar check for a single written piece? Try your hand at grant and development writing. In this rocky economy, universities and nonprofits need more help than ever before from skilled writers and editors. In this six-week, online course, I’ll show you the ins and outs of this little-known market. Class participants learn how to write grants, donor proposals and other materials. The course also covers:
- Identifying markets and locating the people with the power to hire you
- Finding assignments
- Understanding the fundraising process
I bring nearly two decades of fundraising experience to this course. In 12 years at the Kansas University Endowment Association, I helped lead communications for the KU First campaign, which raised $653 million for the University of Kansas. Since joyfully leaping into freelancing, I have also worked with a range of clients. I helped Purdue University secure a $10 million gift for a new building. I also edit a custom publication for the Department of Geology at KU. I’ve taught writing courses at both KU and Michigan State University.
“This class is very hands on, gets down to the nitty-gritty and tells people what a grant writer should know. Thank you for offering this class.” – Heather Larson
“The class covered exactly what I was looking to learn.” – Joanne Mason“Diane’s class was outstanding. It was a great introduction to the fund raising and development business, but it also taught very high-level skills and provided important insight into the mentality of foundations, donors and not-for-profit organizations. Moreover, Diane never lets her students off with shabby writer. She helped us to shape our arguments and structure our writing so as to be persuasive and compelling.” – David Holloway