Are you ready to learn grant writing, but you have no idea where to start?
…And you’re frustrated because you don’t have anyone to ask.
You feel like everyone else just “knows” this stuff, so why can’t you seem to figure it out?
You’re afraid they’ll figure out what a fake you are.
You've come to the right place, my friend.
The Fast Track to Grant Writer VIP Program is everything the books won’t tell you.
It’s like Miracle Gro for grant writers.
Imagine having the tools you need to sound professional when approaching a client.
Imagine starting your career as a confident, knowledgeable grant writer.
Imagine having a big impact on the world around you.
This program can open doors for you like never before
so you can make an impact like you never imagined.
Fast Track Alumni
What Fast Track to Grant Writer Alumni have to say about the experience…
“The program was way beyond what I expected! It’s been a really positive experience.”
CEO, Future Focus Global
“Your course helped me clarify my goals and my vision and where I want to go…you really helped me hone in on what matters to me and where I see my business future.”
What it is and how it works:
Fast Track to Grant Writer is an 8-week LIVE small group coaching and mentoring experience.
As a member of the Fast Track to Grant Writer VIP Program, you get:
PLUS A FEW COOL BONUSES:
Here’s how the program shakes out each week.
Take inventory of yourself
Look ahead at your goals and opportunities
Design your framework for making decisions about your path ahead
Understand common misconceptions
Craft wording for common questions and situations that will likely come up
Overview of the basic parts of a grant
Practice writing goals and objectives to build your skill and confidence
The strategies behind successful grant writing
The importance of grant readiness
Advanced concepts of grant funding explained
Develop the confidence to help nonprofits more effectively and strategically
Advanced writing techniques used by the pros
Walkthrough of tools and strategies I use
Guidance and practice to implement the techniques
WEEK 4 BONUS CHECKPOINT: Office Hours Q&A
Employee vs. Contractor? Evaluate the pros and cons of each type of position
Should you work for free?
Consider the different types of pricing models
Other services to offer
Develop a framework to price your services with confidence
Finding and evaluating job opportunities
Identifying your ideal client or job role, what to look for, and red flags to watch out for
Create a confident plan for your career
Setting up your systems – onboarding, offboarding, invoicing, time tracking
Form the foundation for a successful career
Review the high points
Address any top 2-3 key topics that may come up during the training
Reinforce grant writing skills so you can build your career with confidence
Prepare to increase your income AND your impact
WEEK 8 BONUS CHECKPOINT: Office Hours Q&A
Develop and refine your online presence, messaging, and image
Create consistency across all platforms
Evaluate the best tech tools for your situation, budget, and goals
Create a plan for the tech to support your career goals
Who should get on the Fast Track?
This small group program is designed to give you:
The high points you need to know.
A snapshot of your mentor...
Why choose the Fast Track?
The response to my online grant writing courses so far has been overwhelming. People are saying things like, “This made writing a grant less daunting and scary. The formula is going to come in handy, and it's easily something I can look back to and use.”
When I first started out in grant writing, I was blessed to have an amazing mentor. I learned SO much about grant writing. Then when we moved away, I branched out on my own. That’s when all the career-building questions and insecurities came up, like…
- How do I find clients?
- How much do I charge? Am I really worth this rate? Should I work for free?
- How do I market myself as a new grant writer?
Google wasn’t a thing yet, so I floundered around trying different strategies and methods. I made slow progress, but I also made a lot of mistakes.
What I really needed was guidance from someone who recognized that each grant writer is different and each opportunity is unique. I knew I couldn’t make the one-size-fits-all programs fit me.
The one question I keep hearing over and over from you all, though, is, “How do I start?” That’s why I created this VIP program.
In Fast Track to Grant Writer, my goal is to do exactly what it says – to help you exponentially speed up your path to successful grant writing and give you what I wish I’d had when starting out on my own. I’m not holding back. This is built with focused, rapid implementation in mind.
After 15+ years of working with nonprofits, winning over $6M in funding, and a Master’s in Education to top it off, I’ll give you both the strategy and hands-on support you need to fast forward your grant writing success.
We’ll work through the mindset and strategy of grant writing to help you fast track your career with confidence.
Are you ready to fast track your way to grant writing?
Group Program Investment options:
(Over $4,500 value)
Save your seat in the Summer 2021 Cohort.
It's time to get on the fast track.
What students are saying...
Understanding the writing PRO tips section was so good. Grant writing is nuanced and it helps to get some insider tips to help craft our writing.
I appreciate the ways you are showing us we can help non-profits. There are many nuggets we can incorporate into consulting that I hadn't previously considered.
Frequently Asked Questions
In case you were wondering…
All sessions will be recorded and added to the members-only course module. We don’t want you missing out!
I’ll do my best to accommodate you. When you enroll, I’ll take a poll and see what day and time options work best for the majority of the students and determine the schedule after enrollment closes.
I’d like to keep it consistent; however, if it’s split evenly, we may alternate so everyone has a chance to attend live at least part of the time. (For example, one week we might meet Tuesday morning. Then the next week we may meet Thursday evening, and so on.)
Glad you asked!
VIP = This program is extremely limited to those who are serious about taking their grant writing career to the next level and want exclusive access to me as a mentor. I keep the groups small to allow enough time for focused, individualized feedback. By the time you finish the program, I want you to have clear action steps for how to move forward.
Each module will be about 1 hour with another 30 minutes for Q&A if needed. You’ll need to allow roughly 1-3 hours each week for the follow up work (I mean, if you cut out ONE Netflix movie a week, you can probably stay caught up just fine. 😉 )
Some of the lessons will involve homework that is personal to you. However, when we get into the grant writing assignments, you can adapt the work we’re doing to your specific nonprofit. That way you can walk away with completed assignments that will immediately benefit you and your work.
I’m committing to you just as much as you’re committing to yourself. Even if you don’t participate, you’re still getting all the resources and proprietary strategies that I’ve spent 20 years developing. I’m going all in to prepare for each session. If this program is right for you, your commitment to the financial investment should be at the same level.
I already work hard to put out a ton of high-quality, free content to help aspiring grant writers. (Check out the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast!)
This program is for those who are ready to commit to a much deeper level of learning and are willing to put some skin in the game. I’m investing a lot of time and brainpower into your success when you commit to the Fast Track.
Maintaining client confidentiality is a huge standard in our field! If your homework includes sensitive client information, you can send it to me privately for review. The Facebook group will be an awesome place to discuss concepts and strategies, but we definitely want to prioritize client confidentiality.
This will touch on some of the same concepts, but it includes WAY more topics and depth. The Basics for Beginners course bundle scrapes the surface of grant writing itself. The VIP Fast Track program takes those topics and does a deep dive, plus has the added modules of building your career, strategy, and advanced grant writing skills.
PLUS you’re getting hands-on feedback from me along with small group support from other awesome people like you. I’m a little jealous of what you’re getting here…where was this when I started grant writing!? 😉
Let’s face it, we all love to be rewarded for our accomplishments. If you put in the time and effort, you’ll learn a TON in this program. That’s something to be proud of! The certificate acknowledges that and is a reminder of how far you’ve come. This is NOT a college credit or anything like that. It IS a way to celebrate a big step in your grant writing journey and will only be awarded to those who complete all the modules.
Good for you! This program is designed to help you figure out which path best suits your personality, situation, and goals. You’ll be able to complete the homework based on the direction you choose.
Ready to get on the fast track?
I’m committing to your future because I see your potential.
I want you to do the same, because together we can change the world.
Let’s do this.