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5 Days

to Finding


Next Grant

A new seven-module course to help you find the perfect grant, make a great first impression, and fund your mission.


 The grants process can be daunting. Like staring up the side of a mountain you know you have to climb but with no clear way to the top.

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If your organization is like many small- to medium-sized nonprofits, your current grant writing efforts can feel haphazard…if they are happening at all.

You know you’re doing important work, so why is it so hard to get funders to see it? To support it?

The gap between expenses and revenues looms larger every day. Meanwhile, the same nonprofits show up time after time in the grant award announcements.


I know how you feel.

Not only because I’ve served on the board, on staff, or as a consultant for many schools and nonprofits, but because I was the grant writer hired by those other organizations to get them to the top of the grants mountain again and again.

Over a fifteen-year career as a professional grant writer, I’ve helped secure more than $43 million in grant funding for clients that included nonprofits large and small, schools and school districts, colleges and universities, and faith-based organizations.

I’ve also mentored new grant writers and helped nonprofits revolutionize their grant writing efforts and get the awards they need to fund their mission.

In other words, I’ve been to the summit of the grants mountain. Many times. And now I want to show you the way.

Think of me as your “grants sherpa.” 

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In my experience, nonprofits without a focused approach to grant writing often leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table each year — and sometimes much more.


In our first-ever online course, I teach the step-by-step framework I’ve used to write more than 350 grants in my career and secure tens of millions of dollars for my clients.

If you’re new to grant writing, this course will empower you to get off the sidelines and into the game. You’ll learn to find the right grant for your nonprofit and make an unforgettable first impression with a grantmaker.

If you’ve been writing grants for a while but sense your approach resembles a quarterback lobbing a Hail Mary pass to the other end of the field (in the desperate hope someone will catch it) — this course will help you develop a disciplined grants strategy that will increase your success rate, reduce stress, and grow your organization’s capacity to serve.


A proven and repeatable framework that will transform your grant writing from the ground up.


What’s Included

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5 Days to Finding Your Next Grant Online Course ($79 value)

  • 7 core modules composed of more than 20 short video lessons

  • Downloadable templates, checklists, charts, and cheat sheets

  • Worksheets, quizzes, and optional hands-on “assignments” to help reinforce learning

  • Flexibility to complete the course from any computer, phone, or tablet, and at your own pace

  • Hosted on Thinkific, a trusted online learning platform used by more than 16 million students worldwide


5 Days to Finding Your Next Grant eBook ($15 value)

  • An 80-plus page ebook that was the basis for this course

  • Read yourself or share as often as you would like


5 Days to Finding Your Next Grant Audiobook ($12 value)

  • For people who like to learn on the go

  • Narrated by yours truly


1 Hour of Free Consulting ($115 value)

  • A phone call or video chat with me to talk about your progress

  • Personalize your learning, go over questions, and talk about next steps

  • Most effective when used during or after your “Day 5” coursework (see curriculum description below)


PDF: 10 Essential Tools Every Grant Writer Should Use

  • From the obvious to the not-so-obvious, these are the 10 tools every grant writer needs to keep in their toolbox


Discount on the Grants Masterclass (est. $40 value)

  • Every person who orders the “5 Days…” course will receive 10% off our full Grants Masterclass course

  • Expected release is Spring 2020

  • Estimated price is $397


30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

  • 100% risk-free

  • If you’re not happy with the course, we’ll give you a full refund

  • Keep the ebook, audiobook, tools PDF, and even the Grants Masterclass discount

What It Costs

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  • Course ($79 value)

  • eBook ($15 value)

  • Audiobook ($12 value)

  • Consulting ($115 value)

  • Tools PDF (Free)

  • Masterclass Discount ($40 value)

Total Value: $261

Your Price: $49

Limited Time, Limited Availability

Because this is our first online course, and because we want to make sure we can fully support every student, we are limiting the number of digital “seats” available. We are also opening the enrollment window for only a short time.

The official enrollment period opens on August 19, 2019, the same day the course goes live. We will close enrollment on August 26 or when we hit our limit of students, whichever comes first.

For sure, this is the only time the course will be offered in 2019.

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1. Introduction: Up the Grants Mountain

  • The Path Ahead (Course Overview)

2. Day One: Know Who You Are

  • From Prospecting to Final Report: An Overview of the Grant Cycle

  • Know Thyself: Essential Questions to Ask Before Writing

  • 7 Essential Documents to Keep On Hand

  • Day One FAQ*

3. Day Two: Know Where You Are

  • How to Know If You’re Ready to Write Grants

  • Identifying the Project or Program That Is Your Top Grants Priority

  • Day Two FAQ*

4. Day Three: Know Where You Want to Go

  • Types of Grant Awards

  • Types of Funders

  • Developing a Grant Prospect Strategy

  • Where to Go to Find Funders

  • Day Three FAQ*

5. Day Four: Survey the Terrain

  • Evaluating Your Grant Prospects

  • Organizing and Prioritizing Your Grant Prospects

  • Understanding the Request for Proposals (RFP)

  • Tools: Creating a Grants Calendar and Registry

  • Tools: Creating an RFP Summary

  • Creating a Prospects Document

  • Day Four FAQ*

6. Day Five: Put Your Best Foot Forward

  • Making a Great First Impression

  • Calling and Emailing Grantmakers

  • The Ultimate Guide to Writing an Un-ignorable Letter of Inquiry

  • Day Five FAQ*

7. Conclusion: Day Six and Beyond

  • Where Do You Go From Here?

*To submit your questions for me to answer inside the course, email me directly at or use the contact form here.

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Enroll now for this space-limited course. This is the only time it will be available in 2019.



Frequently Asked Questions

When will the course be released?

The course will go live on August 19, 2019.

Will this course take me all the way through to submitting a full grant application and then managing the grant?

5 Days to Finding Your Next Grant focuses on the first stages of grant seeking. This includes determining you’re ready to write grants, finding and sifting through potential prospects, and making first contact with a grantmaker. It also provides an overview of some of the grant basics, including the different types of grants available to nonprofits (I count fifteen), the different types of funders, and more. There are three reasons we’re focusing in this mini-course specifically on the early stages of the grants process:

  1. These stages — the getting started stages — are actually the most intimidating for many would-be grantseekers. We want to remove this obstacle. When you complete the course you will have clarity, focus, and precious momentum for the rest of the journey.

  2. These stages are often given only cursory attention in other grant writing books and courses.

  3. In contrast, I believe being more disciplined and thorough in the early stages — including finding a grant that is an authentic fit for your organization, then doing the work of writing an amazing letter of inquiry (a kind of mini-proposal) — lays a solid foundation for everything that comes next. It sets you up for success.

By the way, our Grants Masterclass, scheduled to be released in Spring 2020, picks up where this course leaves off.

How will I access the materials?

If you preorder, on August 19 we will send you information on how to access the course at Thinkific. We will also send you the ebook, audiobook, and tools PDF, as well as details on how to schedule your one-on-one consulting.

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Absolutely. You can request a refund up to 30 days after you get access to the course. We want this to be totally risk-free for you. If you decide the course isn’t meeting your needs, we’ll refund the price of the course. You’ll get to keep the ebook, audiobook, tools PDF, and Grants Masterclass discount.

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