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Grant Writing & Management

The Institute on Philanthropy is the premier east coast educational provider for professionals looking for a deep dive into the details of grant writing and management. This program provides participants with the theoretical and practical insights needed to differentiate and grow your nonprofit. The institute also provides opportunities to discuss, with leaders from other organizations, the challenges you face in today’s competitive environment as you work to secure funding. Each segment of the program is designed to help you develop strategies for elevating the public’s awareness of and support for your organization.

Upcoming Institutes

The Grant Writing & Management Institute is specially created for fundraising professionals along with career switchers and nonprofit development or program staff. Classes are taught by fundraising and nonprofit professionals who are experts in their fields and share the real-world knowledge as well as their love of fundraising.

In addition to the Grant Writing & Management Institute, we periodically offer individual classes and limited individual sessions from the Institute for a la carte registration. Review all available programs

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


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.

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Registration & Details

Online registration or paper registration form

  • Dates: Monday-Friday, April 30–May 4, 2018
  • Fees
    • Early registration rate: $1,650 (through February 9, 2018)
    • Standard rate: $1,850 (starting February 10, 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

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

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

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