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Grant Writing 102: Certification Program

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

FI75 - FIU at I-75, 424
1930 SW 145th AVE, FIU at I-75, Miramar, Florida 33027


This 2-day training presents an in-depth exploration of the grant proposal development process from start to finish. The workshops will feature both lecture sessions and hands-on activities. To receive certification, upon completion, participants will be required to successfully complete an online exam and submit a completed grant proposal outline.


This training addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to proposal development, identification of the appropriate funding agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. 


During the 2-day training, participants will be tasked with completing a sample grant application outline, respective to career field of service.



Prerequisite: Attended Grants 101 or other introductory grant writing training, and/or earned at least an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree. (Email supporting documents to Anna at


Program topics:

  • Identifying Appropriate Funding Opportunities and Funders
  • Understanding Proposal Submission Guidelines
  • Introduction to Writing a Competitive Proposal
  • Reviewing a Grant Application
  • Writing Exercises: Statement of Need, Program Description, Program Evaluation, Organizational Background, and Budget



Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify appropriate grant opportunities and prospective funders
  • Develop the content for a competitive grant proposal
  • Effectively write a grant proposal




Catherine Raymond, Ph.D.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Catherine Raymond has assisted numerous organizations to effectively plan for their organizational future as well as to plan, implement, and evaluate their programs and services. She focuses in the areas of arts & culture, education/STEM, environment, human services, and youth development. Throughout her career she has developed extensive expertise in writing award-winning grant proposals for many nonprofit organizations. In addition to her grants development work Dr. Raymond assists nonprofits in areas of strategic planning and program development and evaluation and has taught courses on these topics at Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami. She has a Ph.D. in Public Affairs (with a focus on nonprofit management and capacity building) as well as a M.S. in Adult Education/Human Resource Development, both from FIU. Her undergraduate degree is from Cornell University in Microbiology.

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Academics, Career development, Workshops & webinars, Community


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public




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