Certificate Programs

Grant Writing

The world of grants seeking is becoming increasingly competitive. Gain the skills to become a successful grants writer either as the head of an organization, program manager or as a fund developer.


Becoming a successful grant writer requires a series of key skills related to project design, development and persuasive writing skills. This comprehensive course will introduce the fundamental tools required to produce truly competitive proposals.

Topics will include:

  • Grant writing as an essential skill for organization leaders,program managers and fund developers; scoping grant-winning proposals; funding sources
  • Topic identification, team assignments and collecting your supporting data
  • Project development – using the logic model to design your project
  • Formulating goals, outcomes and objectives
  • Preparing activities and the scheduling chart (GANTT)
  • Budgeting your project
  • The evaluation component
  • Editing for persuasive communications
  • Packaging your document for either snail mail or e-mail
  • Presenting and negotiating your proposal




Meets Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm

October 7, – December 2, 2014 (No class 11/11)


Seattle Central College Campus

 Instructor: Tony Ogilvie

Ogilvie has three decades of experience as a grants writer.  He has submitted award  winning proposals in a variety of fields including education, human services, substance abuse prevention,  business and capital projects. In addition he has reviewed proposals for both the state and federal government.