Nonprofit organizations are driven by their important missions. Health care nonprofits like community health centers, mental health support, and community outreach programs (to name a few) often play an important role in their community, but frequently, their goals to impact and help community members is limited by lack of funding. Grant writing is an important way that organizations can fund programs that have an impact on their community. The results of these grants can have long lasting positive impacts. Grant writers need to have excellent communication skills, research skills, and need to be able to tell a meaningful story. Their ability to demonstrate the positive impact of their program and tie the program activities to results will directly impact the likelihood of the program to secure funding. At the completion of this course, students will have gone through the exercise of creating their own grant proposal. This will involve research, decision making skills, planning and clear, concise, impactful writing. The skills learned in this class are beneficial to both students that want to pursue grant writing as a career opportunity, those that might want to start their own nonprofit one day, and to any student that could benefit from research and writing opportunity to improve their skills. Course


Junior or senior HCA major status. Student must have a 2.0 GPA in the HCA major, a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and a ā€œCā€ or better in HCA 101 in order to enroll in this course.