UVI CELL Offers Grant Writing Course for Non-Profit and Faith-based Organizations

The course – Winning Grants: Essential 21st Century Proposal Writing Techniques — will be held via Zoom. (UVI CELL photo)

Developing a competitive grant proposal can be a daunting task, but understanding the elements of a successful proposal can mean the difference between a proposal being funded or rejected.

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL) is encouraging non-profit and faith-based organizations to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn effective and successful grant writing strategies.  The course sessions – “Winning Grants: Essential 21st Century Proposal Writing Techniques,” — will be held from 6-8 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, June 21.  Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This action-learning lab is designed for grant writers and development staff who work in non-profit and faith-based settings.  It is open to both novice and experienced grant writers who would like to enhance their skills in response to heightened competition for available funds.

The course covers a range of topics, such as organizing the grant writing process, preparing letters of interest and concept papers, techniques to create competitive grant proposals, preparing the essential elements of a grant application infusing best practices and 21st-century research, and data sources and tips for writing fundable grants.

For fees or more information, visit http://cell.uvi.edu or call 693-1100.  Virgin Islands veterans can qualify for free tuition for this and other UVI CELL courses through the Office of Veterans Affairs.  Veterans who wish to apply can send an email to cell@uvi.edu.