Grants 101 - Grant Ethics

All grant professionals experience ethical moments throughout their career. It is our professional duty to guide the organizations we work for on ethical conduct. This conduct extends beyond whether funding can be spent differently than was written in the grant proposal. Ethics are important throughout the full grant lifecycle. This training will introduce individuals working with grants to the most common ethical codes followed by grant and development professionals and some of the most common ethical dilemmas presented to those who work with grant regularly.

What you will learn:

  • The four most common codes of ethics and conduct
  • Similarities and differences between these codes of ethics and personal codes of ethics
  • How these codes are practically applied 
  • Common activities to conduct within your organization so more ethical questions are avoided


GPCI Competencies and Skills: 6.1-6.8

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

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome: Let's Get Started

    2. Video: Grants 101 - Grant Ethics

    3. Session Evaluation

    4. Quiz: Grants 101 - Grant Ethics

About this course

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