Grants 101 - Describing the Key Components of Your Program
Session 5 of the Grants 101 Series

A common mistake of many grant proposals is not providing enough information for the funder to truly understand the program. This session will guide attendees on what key program components funders expect to read about in a grant proposal. Using the Kipling method often used in journalism for complete and concise writing, this session will provide a format to gather and write about the information funders need:

  1. Who is providing services and who is receiving services? 
  2. What activities are taking place
  3. When are services provided? 
  4. Where are activities taking place
  5. Why are these activities effective in addressing the problem?  
  6. How do you know the activities are effective?

What you will learn:

  • Core questions program descriptions should answer
  • How to tailor these answers to the space allowed by the grant funder

The trainers for these sessions are all credentialed grant professionals (GPCs) through the Grant Professional Certification Institute and Approved Trainers with the Grant Professionals Association. 

Length: 60 minutes


Grants are about so much more than just grant writing. This series of grant trainings will guide you through:

1) Researching opportunities
2) Building relationships with funders
3) Designing high-quality programs
4) Organizational readiness
5) Writing grant proposals
6) Managing grants

In addition, to guide your continued learning, we have a training to help you decide where you want to grow next based on the career path options available to you.

These sessions are designed to give basic knowledge to a nonprofit professional who is just starting to learn about grants or who has had no formal training in grants. This program breaks the concepts down into manageable pieces that can be learned over time. 

Session 1: Researching Grant Opportunities

Session 2: Relationships with Foundation Program Officers

Session 3: Organizational Readiness

Session 4: Describing the Need

Session 5: Describing the Key Components of Your Program

Session 6: Evaluating Your Program and Presenting this Evaluation using Logic Models

Session 7: Grant Budgets

Session 8: Sustainability

Session 9: Common Attachments

Session 10: Grant Ethics

Session 11: Basic Grant Management

Session 12: Continued Grant Professional Development and Career Path Opportunities

Grants 101 Series

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome: Let's Get Started

    2. Video: Grants 101 - Describing the Key Components of Your Program

    3. Session Evaluation

    4. Quiz: Grants 101 - Describing the Key Components of Your Program

About this course

  • $25.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content