2018-2019 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    Apr 07, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ADJ535: Budget Realities and Grant Opportunities

3 Credit(s)
The challenge to “do more with less” is being felt across all the sectors of our nation, for profit businesses, nonprofits, and government, alike. Guided by their organization’s mission, successful leaders possess the skills necessary to confront budgetary constraints through innovative solutions and partnerships. One such approach involves a paradigm shift and engaging the philanthropic community. The question is not, “How can they help you achieve your mission?” but rather, “How can you help them achieve theirs?” Students with little or no grant-writing experience will be introduced to the process of utilizing an agency’s budget as a foundation for planning, researching, selecting, collaborating, creating fundable ideas and developing the essential components and budget for an effective grant proposal. The role of philanthropy, along with a brief historical perspective, will be explored, particularly as it relates to the grant-makers in American society. The course will place emphasis upon practical application to the student’s place of employment or area of interest, whenever possible. Students will gain specific knowledge to assist them in maneuvering through the myriad of funding opportunities, and develop the ability to research, identify and distinguish between various types of funding sources.