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Grant Writing & Management

The Institute on Philanthropy offers a weeklong institute in grant writing and management that provides participants an opportunity to write or manage a grant with the feedback and support of peers and grant writing experts. Our instructors are grantwriting professionals in their fields and share their real world knowledge as well as their love of fundraising.

We also offer individual classes from the grantwriting and management institute to address specialized professional development needs. And we also offer periodic classes in grant writing and management tactics and skills.

Participants in the week-long institute earn a professional certificate from the University of Richmond.

Select a class below for details and online registration. You may also register using the paper registration form.

Grant Writing Institute


Successful grantsmanship is much more than writing grants. It’s a process of defining needs, determining the best funding possibilies and strategies, researching opportunities, writing and packaging winning proposals, and managing grants after an award or decline.

The Grant Writing & Management Institute is an intensive 40-hour, week-long certification program. During the week, you’ll work on parts of a grant for a project you are looking to be funded. You’ll also learn how to manage a grants program for your organization. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll earn a certificate in Grant Writing & Management from the University of Richmond.

Printable Institute Summary

Registration & Details

Online registration or paper registration form

  • Dates: Monday-Friday, April 30–May 4, 2018
  • Fees
    • Early registration rate: $1,650 (through February 1, 2018)
    • Standard rate: $1,850 (starting February 2, 2018)
    • Scholarships are available. Fee includes lunches & snacks
  • Deposit: $125 nonrefundable; credited toward the final cost
  • Schedule: Review the weekly planning calendar from 2017 for reference
  • Accommodations: Book a nearby hotel room and transportation or consider the new HI Richmond hostel or the Bottomley House on campus
Outcomes & Requirements
Institute Outcomes
  • Learn to perfect your grant writing skills with practical applications to manage and grow the fundraising aspects of your organization.
  • Increase your capacity in fundraising by targeting the right grant opportunities.
  • Develop grant strategies to help support your organization’s sustainability.
  • Learn to develop communication strategies before and after you submit your grant applications.
  • Enhance your career with our concentrated focus in grant fundraising.
Institute Modules
  • Understanding Grantsmanship Process & Strategy
  • Case Statements
  • Outcome Measures
  • Program and Project Budgeting
  • Navigating Support from Corporations
  • Grant Research
  • Critical Topics in Grant Management
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Grants Management

Institute/Course Listing & Registration

Grant Writing & Management Institute
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, April 30, 2018; 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018; 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018; 
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018; 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, May 4, 2018; 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: IOP Staff
Fee: $1,650 early (through Feb 1, 2018); $1,850 standard (starting Feb 2, 2018)
Deposit of $125 is non-refundable. If eligible for Tuition Remission, the Tuition Remission benefit will not be refunded in the event of cancellation.
Join us for an intensive one-week program (40 hours) where you will learn how to develop a comprehensive grant writing program. Successful grantsmanship is much more than writing grants. It is a process of defining needs, determining the best type of funding possibilities and strategies, researching, writing and packaging winning proposals, and managing grants after an award or decline. During the week you will work on parts of a real grant for your organization. Content for the week includes understanding grantsmanship strategy, case statements, grant research, navigating support from corporations and foundations, outcome measures, program/project budgeting, grants management and persuasive writing. A Certificate in Grant Writing and Management will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.

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Institute on Philanthropy
Professional & Continuing Studies
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Kathy Laing, Manager
Miriam Blackmon, Assistant
Phone: (804) 287-1290

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