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Beginning Grant Writing

Gain the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence using practices you can implement immediately.

Key Program Information
Series Professional Grant Writing Certificate
Next Session Aug. 20, 2024 – Aug. 21, 2024
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How to find funding and write with confidence

This in-depth online program will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. The course will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing, where to begin, and offer tips and best practice insights that you can implement immediately — in fact, you'll start during this workshop! You will take away the tools and knowledge to immediately begin the process of seeking grant funding. You can also build on your skills by participating in the Advanced Grant Writing program. Looking for a certificate in grant writing? Attend both Beginning and Advanced Grant Writing and you will earn a Professional Grant Writing Certificate.

You will learn:

  • Insider tips for identifying both public and private grant sponsors
  • How to understand what grant sponsors are looking for — and how to deliver it to them
  • A 4-step process for picking sponsors with the highest likelihood of funding your projects
  • The primary elements found in most grant proposals
  • How to recognize the critical details that grant sponsors expect you to address
  • How to avoid common grant-writing mistakes
person using a cell phone and analyzing papers

Who should attend

Aspiring, new, and even experienced nonprofit leaders hoping to build their leadership skills.


  • Headshot of Jeremy T. Miner

    Jeremy T. Miner, MA, is associate director of research administration at UW-Milwaukee, and president of Miner and Associates, a consulting firm that provides grant-seeking and fundraising services to nonprofit organizations. In addition to developing and administering proposals to public and private grantmakers, Jeremy has served as a reviewer for federal and state grant programs and helped private foundations streamline their grant application guidelines. He has presented grant-seeking workshops nationally and internationally to thousands of grant-getters. His successful grant-writing techniques have generated millions of grant dollars for many nonprofit education, healthcare and social service agencies.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units ( 6 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages individuals with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Additional Information

This class meets online via Zoom on Tuesday, August 20th, and Wednesday, August 21st, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Standard fee:

Fee includes online instruction and digital materials.



Use promo code SAVEGW24 to save $50 when you register for both Beginning and Advanced Grant Writing to earn your Professional Grant Writing Certificate.