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Free Certificate in Grant Writing

Free Certificate in Grant Writing

Learn the essentials of finding and writing grants with this free certificate program from NonprofitReady. Co-developed with CNM, these short online courses cover the entire grant cycle. Learn how to win grants for your nonprofit

About Our Partner
Founded in 1986, CNM’s mission is to amplify the impact of nonprofits and their partners. CNM believes that thriving nonprofits are essential to a strong community, and we connect organizations with the expertise, partnerships, and tools needed to focus on their respective missions



  • Course 1: What Is Grant Seeking?
  • Course 2: Identifying & Cultivating Grantors
  • Course 3: Soliciting & Stewarding Grantors

How it works?

  1. Complete the three courses
  2. Pass the certificate exam
  3. Earn your certificate and badge

What will I learn?

It’s no secret that grants are one of the best ways for nonprofits to fund their programs. But, for most of us, there is nothing straight forward about the grant seeking process.

In this free online certificate program, you will learn how to find the right grants for your nonprofit, write great grant proposals, and build strong relationships with your grantors so you can count on funding for years to come

Course 1: What Is Grant Seeking?
Learn the difference between a grant and grant proposal, common sources of grants, and the three phases of the grant seeking process.

Course 2: Identifying & Cultivating Grantors
Understand grant management systems and examine the first two stages of the grant seeking process: identifying and cultivating grantors.

Course 3: Soliciting & Stewarding Grantors
Learn how proposals are used to solicit grantors, and then examine methods for stewarding grantors once a grant is awarded.

Not Applicable
Anytime, Anywhere
Contact us at ecert@edvantageinternational.com for further information.
1.5 hours (90 Minutes)
2.75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application
A reliable Computer/ Laptop with microphone and webcam, Internet access preferably Broadband
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About Us

We support non-profit professionals and organizations by providing access to free sector-specific learning so that they have the knowledge and resources to create transformative impact in their own communities.

With many non-profits committed to improving the lives of others and their communities, we want to ensure that the non-profits themselves have the resources and training they need to deliver on their missions. We launched Non-profit-Ready in 2014 to address this unmet need for anytime, anywhere access to professional learning for the non-profit sector. 

Our team includes experts in learning design and non-profit professional development. Our work is supported by experts from across the non-profit sector and eLearning industry who donate their time and share their knowledge in support of Non-profit-Ready’s mission. 

Non profit Ready is a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation—a non-profit committed to transforming the way people help people

Why Study at Non-Profit Study 

We partner with experts in non-profit management and online learning to make the best professional development resources available to you for free

Choose From Over 500 Free Learning Resources

We've curated hundreds of free online courses, videos, and downloadable guides to support the most common 

non -profit jobs including: Fundraising, Grant Writing, Leadership, Governance, Accounting and Finance, Operations, Marketing and Communications, Volunteer Engagement, and Program Management.

Reach Your Potential

More than 150,000 non-profit professionals use Non-profit-Ready to develop their skills. Whether you're at work, home, or your favorite cafe, it's easy to find new courses or pick up where you left off. 

Register now to find your first free course.

Yes, it’s really free!)

Accreditation/ Recognition


CFRE International administers a program for Non-Profit professionals to become a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Non-Profit-Ready is proud to be an approved provider of continuing education (CE) credits for CFRE. 

All on-demand courses in Non-Profit-Ready are 100% free. And we never share your personal information with any third parties.

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