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Certificate in Grant Writing and Management

St. Ambrose University's Professional Development is pleased to offer a comprehensive certificate program that brings a wide array of competencies supporting the art of grant writing and management. The 36 contact-hour program provides a focused and interactive learning experience. Dates to be determined.

The program will bring focus to:

  • Developing a sustainable grants strategy to be a creative, successful and competitive grant seeker
  • Finding and evaluating grant making organizations (government, corporation, foundations, etc.) who want to make an "investment" in your mission
  • Good project design-how the most successful grant proposals are designed to deliver measurable results that are sustainable
  • Telling the story through effective mission, goals, and objectives
  • The role of the budget-how effective budgeting adds value and creditability
  • The critical role of evaluation-making the case that the grant proposal will deliver sustainable results
  • What happens after receiving a grant? Developing a plan for effectively managing grant projects
  • Putting it all together and making a strong case-interpreting the Request for Proposal (RFP), writing persuasive narrative, organizing and formatting the application, engaging stakeholder support, effective presentation making, etc.

Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. each day. This format provides a concentrated focus with space in between weeks to allow time for reflection and to bring the learning back to your organization. 

Cost : $999 per participant and includes all handout materials and lunches.

Dates to be determined

For additional information, please call 563/333-5720 or email PD@sau.edu.   

Please note: A cancellation fee of 25% will apply if you cancel within two weeks of the training program.


1-Day Workshop

Date to be determined

St. Ambrose University Professional Development has partnered with Drake University to provide a one-day Grant Writing workshop. 

Organizations today more than ever need to become "grant ready" if they are to be successful in finding the right grants to meet the goals of their mission. This one-day session will bring focus to positioning  your organization to find the right grants, then provide you with many critical skills and techniques that will enable you to write a quality proposal.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Developing a sustainable grants strategy to be a creative, successful and competitive grant seeker
  • Finding and evaluating grant making organizations (government, corporation, foundations, etc.) who want to make an "investment" in your mission
  • Telling the story through effective mission, goals, and objectives
  • Putting it all together and making a strong case-interpreting the Request for Proposal (RFP), writing persuasive narrative, organizing and formatting the application, engaging stakeholder support, and effective presentation making

The session facilitator is Lance Noe, Director of the Drake University Center for Professional Studies. Lance teaches grant writing for the Drake University's Master of Public Administration program in Des Moines, Ames, and Quad Cities locations. He also serves as the instructor for the grant writing curriculum taught as part of the nationally accredited Certified Public Management program. Lance has spoken at numerous regional conferences and professional meetings bringing a message of how to best develop a sustainable grant seeking and grant writing organization.

Since 2006, Lance has worked as a consultant to several agencies of state and local government leading them through a comprehensive process of developing a sustainable grants strategy. Most recently he served as the grant writer for the State of Iowa's application for the Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Program-a major federal grant which was awarded in 2010 following a highly competitive review process.

The cost to attend is $199 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, and all workshop materials.

"I've been to many grant writing workshops, but this class was far superior to any I've taken in the past," says Sarah Goff of the Great River Medical Center.

To get more information please call 563/333-5720 or email PD@sau.edu. Seating is limited. 

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Please note a cancellation fee of 25% will apply if you cancel within two weeks of the training program.