California Nonprofits Can Benefit From Upcoming Grant Writing Training at Cal Poly Pomona

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The College of the Extended University at Cal Poly Pomona will debut a new Grant Writing Certificate designed for professionals who are new to the grant writing process as well as for those who are currently working on a grant project. The course is designed and taught by veteran grant professional, Rodney Walker.

Rodney Walker, President of Grant Central USA

It’s imperative that individuals trying to secure this type of funding have all the knowledge and skills possible in order to increase their success rate.

Nonprofits of all sizes are feeling the budget pinch just like their larger counterparts at city, state and federal agencies. As a result, many are looking for new ways to secure funding for their programs. One solution: Grants. Unfortunately many individuals who are asked to prepare and submit grant proposals have little or no training. That problem can change, however, in just two short days.

This fall the College of the Extended University at Cal Poly Pomona will debut a new Grant Writing Certificate designed for professionals who are new to the grant writing process as well as for those who are currently working on a grant project. The program is also appropriate for experienced grant writers who want to increase their skills.

Classes will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Cal Poly Pomona campus. The certificate will allow students to become proficient in the eight steps of the grant writing process and will provide students the tools necessary to develop solid grant proposals for their organization.

In addition to the writing process, the certificate prepares students to make better-educated decisions regarding which funding applications to pursue and teaches student how to research and find those that best suit their organization’s needs.

“Due to the fact that the amount of available funds is so limited today, nonprofits and for-profit organizations are often competing for the same funding,” says Rodney Walker of Grant Central USA. “Because of this, it’s imperative that individuals trying to secure this type of funding have all the knowledge and skills possible in order to increase their success rate.”

With a growing demand for talented grant writers wishing to secure funding for programs, initiatives and other causes, this grant writing certificate is ready to boost the supply. Visit http://www.ceu.csupomona.edu for complete program details, registration information and directions to Cal Poly Pomona.

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The College of the Extended University at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date courses and programs designed to meet the educational and training needs of individuals and employers in the Southern California region. The College offers a variety of programs including both online and classroom-based non-credit and academic credit courses as well as advanced degrees. For more information visit ceu.csupomona.edu or call toll free 1 (877) 398-8648.

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