Grant Writing From Good to Great

May 11, 2018 • 9am-3pm • $145 (per person), $120 (student rate) - Now includes E-Book written by Christina Ryder as a reference!

Meyer Alumni Center

This course will allow seasoned grant writers and newcomers the chance to understand and practice the essentials of writing grant proposals in an interactive and creative workshop! From writing, research and learning how to locate funding sources to grant writing tips and tutorials that have taken years of our expertise to cultivate. Let our insight into the vast resources, grant search, and grant writing strategies benefit your organization. In addition, you will learn how to pursue grant funds. This is a course not to be missed.


Time Activity
9-9:30am Welcome & Introductions
9:30-10:30am The Grant Writing Process Using Logic Models
10:30-11:30am The Grant Writing Format, Part 1
11:30-12pm Finding Good Funding Opportunities
12-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30pm The Grant Writing Format, Part 2
1:30-2:30pm Working Together & Refining Proposals
2:30-3pm Questions & Rubric Description


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 non-profit organizations, coalitions, and grass-root projects world wide. She has served in various capacities within non-profit 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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Faculty and Staff Registration

Faculty and Staff Noncredit Fee Waiver Approved!

MSU employees need to register and pay for these classes through My Learning Connection. Search under category: "Professional Development-Continuing & Distance Education." You can make payment using your MyBenefit account, or pay by credit card or electronic check. Please direct questions about your MyBenefit account to HR Employee Development and Performance at 836-5779. Other course questions please call Cody Brewington at 836-8974.