The Grant Writer's Well has 4 unique features for you
You may have taken other short courses, but then six months later when you need to write a proposal it's all a vague memory. Grant writing can be a challenging process. I designed this course very carefully after years of teaching grant writing because I saw FOUR ISSUES WITH MOST GRANT WRITING COURSES that I believe don't equip students to succeed over the long-run. This course has four features designed to give you grant-writing skills that endure.
A simple and comprehensive curriculum
that incorporates decades of expertisein both video and written format.
You will research funders and write a proposal during the course with guidance.
The course includes a 1:1 consultation plus weekly group coaching calls in which I answer your questions.
Come back to the materials over and over again whenever you need to when you are writing proposals.
This course is like none I've ever participated in...
Most courses approach grants with a very scientific mindset; which for me often feels difficult to access. Jana on the other hand approaches grant writing in a way that encourages curiosity and a sense of wonder. Don’t be fooled, however, there are plenty of practical tools and guidelines. I found the webinars and resources Jana provided made grant writing more accessible. I no longer approach it with a sense of intimidation; I actually believe I am up for the challenge.
This course is for you if...
You want to position your non-profit to thrive after the COVID19 virus.
You are building a career in the non-profit sector and want to build some solid grant writing skills that will serve you and your organization well over the long-term.
You have great ideas and are committed to getting them funded and just need some support and guidance.
You plan to stick around for a while and are committed to a career in the non-profit world or committed to volunteering for a non-profit that you love.
You’ve been procrastinating and second-guessing yourself about writing grant proposals for far too long and are ready to take action.
You are capable of (kind) self-discipline because you’ll need to sit yourself down and get the work done.
You are determined to create positive social, environmental and economic change in the world and know that you can do it with the right support.
You’re comfortable with and enjoy meditations, yoga, connecting in sacred space and talking about our inherent oneness. You’re the kind of person who heads off on retreat every once is in a while – or would like to.
You're comfortable with computers.
You're drawn to spirituality and believe that we all have a deep reservoir of eternal wisdom inside of us.
To get full the benefit during the live course, you need to have a draft project in mind and be ABLE and WILLING to spend 4-5 hours per week putting what you have learned into action. You need to set aside at least 16 hours to work on your draft proposal during sessions 6 &7.
I know that it's important for me to know a bit more about who's running any program I sign up for so here's my bio....
Here's all the official credentials and experience
Authored GrantWriting Revealed: 25 Experts Share Their Art, Science, and Secrets which is based on interviews with experts who have collectively raised $1.7 billion and written 24,000 proposals with 400 years of experience.
Served as a Subject Matter Expert for the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) to develop the Grant Professionals Certificate exam.
Helped hundreds of people raise millions of dollars for programs that make a difference. I've written well over 150 successful proposals and raised over $70 million for my grant writing clients — school districts, higher education institutions, and human service agencies throughout the U.S..
Co-taught one of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s all-time most highly subscribed webinars.
Taught grant writing at New York University’s George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.
Spoken at the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Conferences. The “Presentation on Presentation” breakout session at the National GPA conference was given the highest ranking by conference attendees.
Served on the National Board of the GPA and am a former chapter board member of the AFP Finger Lakes.
Served on peer review panels for New York State and the United States Department of Education.
Earned a BA cum laude from Cornell University and conducted research as a Ford Foundation Clusters Scholar.
In short, I've dedicated my life to the social good and mastering the grant writing craft. So, I know that I can help you learn the skills that will serve you well for years to come.
And a bit about me when I'm not in the grant writing world
I hail from the land of Robin Hood and I now live by a waterfall in the Finger Lakes of NY and have fallen in love with the natural beauty of the landscape. I can most often be found in the woods, by a waterfall, on the dance floor, or coming down a ski slope.
I'm also gifted with intuitive insights and offer access to eternal wisdom through The Jana Channel.
I love to walk and had the incredible good fortune to walk the 500 mile Camino de Santiago with my daughter in 2017, the Grand Canyon with my son in 2013, and the Camino Portuguese in 2018. I look forward to the next pilgrimage.
P.S. If you're looking for a good way to get to know me and my work, I'd be happy to offer you my book and associated quiz. Just click here to sign up to receive them.
I am offering a sliding scale: Please choose the category that has integrity for you.
Non-profits with revenue < $300k/year and students= $795
Non-profits with revenue < $1M/year and individuals = $895
Non-profits with revenue > $1M= $995
I’M OFFERING A FULL PAYMENT OPTION
THREE INSTALLMENT OPTION (this costs 3% more to cover additional credit card processing fees)
I understand that it’s an investment of both your time, money and life force to take this course - and the potential downside is that you’ll put time into this and it won’t be a fit for you.
I’d like to take the risk off of you and onto me. If you sign up for the course, do all of the exercises, and attend 90% of the live calls and complete 90% of the videos and are not completely satisfied, just let me know and I’ll REFUND YOUR FEE and while it won't compensate you for your time, I'll make a $100 donation to your non-profit (or one of your choosing) in addition.
To say that another way: if you do the work, you are guaranteed to raise at least $100 from this program.
How much time will it take?
The course will require 3-6 hours per week plus 8-10 hours in weeks 6 & 7. I understand this is a huge time commitment for most people - but I guarantee you that I’ll do my absolute best to make it worth your time and give you the skills that you’ll be able to use for years to come.
It sounds great but I don’t have the money.
I understand that non-profit budgets are always tight. So, I'm offering this course with an installment option in which you pay over 3 months.
And, I also have a LOT of free resources on my main grant writing page including my book at www.grantschampion.com.
I don’t have project to work on – will this be useful?
Not really, if you don’t know a program or project very well.
If it’s online, how much interaction do I get with you?
I’ve designed the course and all the course materials and videos etc are imbibed with the best of my experience.
I offer a 1:1 individual call for all registrants so that we can brainstorm and refine your project ideas.
We’ll also have a live 45 minute call each week where we can talk through what you’re working on and get feedback from me and your peers.
Do you offer CFRE credits?
Not at this time.
In the course description you mention having a buddy. Is that a requirement?
You are not required to have a buddy. However, there is an appreciable difference in the participation and success of people who have buddies as they go through the course so I highly recommend it. It could be a board member since they know your organization from a different angle. Plus, it can be helpful to have their support for your developing project. Or, you might have an intern working with you who could benefit from the experience.
You talk about the sacred - is this religious?
No, it’s not. I do not adhere to any religion and respect all of them that empower people to be be more loving. I believe that we all share a common root that is loving, expansive and peaceful - what all religions point to. The course includes some non-denominational meditations intended to bring us present to this sense of the sacred. I’ve found that most people find them relaxing, grounding and peaceful - and religious fundamentalists don’t like it.