Advanced Grant Writing

December 10, 2021 & March 11, 2022 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • $145 (per person), $120 (student rate) - Now includes e-book written by Christina Ryder as a reference!

Meyer Alumni Center

If you have a basic understanding of the grant writing process and format, this workshop is for you.

Learn how to establish a grant strategy for an organization or project. Examine, in depth, federal grant writing concepts and strategies. Discover advanced program development and evaluation techniques.

Bring a copy of a constructed proposal to obtain feedback from the speaker, as well as others in the course.

About the presenter: Christina Ryder

Christina Ryder graduated with a Master of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in demographic and social analysis from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vanguard University of Southern California.

Christina has been a grant writer for over 14 years and, as a fundamental area of expertise, has been successful in securing millions of dollars in foundation, corporate and federal requests for multiple nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and grass-root projects world wide. She has served in various capacities within nonprofit organizations including in direct service, administrative, training, conference, and academic research review capacities. An activist at heart, Christina has dedicated most of her personal research and volunteer efforts to addressing the needs faced by at-risk youth, those affected by poverty, and women and children victims of violence. In addition to her role at The Grantwell, LLC, Christina is a sociology instructor, GO LEAD Coordinator, and Assistant Director of the Center for Social Science and Public Policy Research at Missouri State University. 

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Noncredit Registration Form to: 
Missouri State University
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901 S. National
Springfield MO 65897


Call: 417-836-8974 (ask for Cody Brewington)

Toll-free: 877-678-2005

Fax: 417-836-8742

Faculty and Staff Registration

Faculty and Staff Noncredit Fee Waiver Approved!

MSU employees can register and pay for this course through My Learning Connection. Payment can be made using your noncredit fee waiver and/or your MSU account.

Questions? Please contact Cody Brewington at 417-836-8974.