Grantsmanship Training Program - Overview

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The Gold Standard of Grants Training

There’s a place for brown-bag luncheons, half-day workshops, and two-day classes (we offer that last one). But if you want the comprehensive, in-depth experience that gives you a solid grasp on the world of grants, in only five action-packed days, you want the Grantsmanship Training Program.

What you learn so you excel at grant proposal writing

During this training, you learn how to:

  • Use our proven proposal model—a model so successful that many funders have adopted it for their application guidelines
  • Collaborate with others to create a strong grant application
  • Use a variety of research tools to pinpoint the funders most likely to support and partner with your organization
  • Review proposals the way funders do so you’ll understand what works and why
  • Demonstrate your organization's capacity and credibility
  • Develop a data driven description of the problem your program addresses
  • Propose outcomes that are measurable and that can be evaluated
  • Practice the art and ethics of grantsmanship
  • Learn more about what you'll do during this training.
I have taken many courses over the years, but your training was the best week I ever spent in a classroom.
Karen Porter, Associate Director
Insurance Institute of America
Malvern, PA

Why this training makes grant proposal writing comes alive

The Grantsmanship Training Program® pioneered the Listen & Discuss, Do & Review® curriculum — the most effective approach for adult learners. Our training uses hands-on exercises so that you retain what you learn.

You leave the training with a copy of each proposal created and reviewed in class, a workbook of proposal components for your own organization, a network of colleagues to contact, and six months of follow-up support from the Center via our Membership Program.

Our alumni have a track record of proven success

The 140,000+ graduates of this training have gone on to win billions of grant dollars for vital programs. Many nonprofit leaders point to this training as a key to their success. An ongoing, independent evaluation funded by top foundations in Los Angeles County proves that the Grantsmanship Training Program® delivers a solid return on time and money invested.

Before the Grantsmanship Training Program®, I wrote proposals with my heart—results were disappointing. This training gave me the tools to also write with my head. I went from zero funds raised to grants totaling $2 million over the next four years.
Carma Love, Teacher
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Alternative High School
Los Angeles, CA

When class is over, you get even more grant proposal writing resources

As a graduate of the Grantsmanship Training Program,® you receive our Full Alumni Membership for six months. This helps you:

  • Strengthen a proposal, by having it reviewed by one of our trainers
  • Find funders through GrantStation our database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers
  • Upgrade your own skills with tuition discounts on other training programs, publications, and consulting services
  • Find the answers you need. Ask The Center!


Tuition for the 5-day Grantsmanship Training Program® is $1,195. Save $100 with early bird discount when you pay at least 30 days before the start date. If you miss the early bird discount you can receive a $50 tuition discount for additional registrants from the same organization. Please note: only one discount per person; select the best discount!

Choose the training date that's best for you and register online or email The Grantsmanship Center’s Registrar at

Here’s a template for a letter you can customize to help your boss understand how this training will increase your skills, knowledge and benefit your organization.

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  • for in-person training, we email confirmation with directions and parking info after receipt of your payment
  • The in-person training begins each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Wednesday you may choose to stay later when teams work on projects. On Friday, the class ends by 1:00 pm.
  • Virtual training has a schedule of live events combined with exercises between the live sessions as detailed in the schedule at the bottom of this page.


Bring this workshop to your community!

Train your staff and help nonprofits in your community build capacity by sponsoring this training. We'd love to talk with you about how this works: Gail Brauner at or Cathleen Kiritz at

(800)421-9512   or  (213)482-9860