Grantwriting & Giving Fundamentals Certificate (4 Sessions)

Learn best practices in institutional giving in a collaborative environment.

About this Event

A good grant writer is made, not born. Anyone can write a polished, competitive proposal – and enjoy it!

Through instructor-led topic orientations, small-group discussions/activities, and independent readings and reflection, participants will gain tools for success at each stage of the grant lifecycle, from prospecting and planning to write and award stewardship. Together, we will consider nonprofit and giving trends, learn to interpret application questions and respond strategically, and gain practice in writing proposal sections.

Topics include:

  • Funder expectations
  • Authentic storytelling and communication
  • Foundation vs. government grantsmanship
  • Basic budgeting principles
  • Variety of documents that grant writers produce

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit Grantwriting & Fundraising Staff

This program meets on the following Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (PT):

  • August 17, 2022
  • August 31, 2022
  • September 14, 2022
  • September 28, 2022

Please note that Eventbrite will only populate your calendar automatically for the first session. You will need to manually add to your calendar the other 3 sessions.

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird: $250 (ends on 8/10)
  • General Admission: $275

If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Certificate

Optimized for the virtual environment, this 4-session certificate program will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls, and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put into practice immediately.


Janine Perron, M.A. – Principal, JMP Grants Consulting

A 24-year veteran of the nonprofit fundraising and grantmaking spheres, Janine has led institutional giving programs at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, UCLA Hammer Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and the Organizational Grant Program of the Los Angeles County Art Commission. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and earned an M.A. from the University of Chicago.


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