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Grant and Proposal Writing FUND 2316

Fundraising Course

Course details

This is a practical introduction to the elements of proposal and grant writing: purpose and responsibility, organizational readiness, research, mechanics of preparation, development of a formal proposal/grant, presentation, follow-up, and post grant reporting. Students gain skills through hands-on practice identifying potential funders, and developing and refining their proposal.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FUND 2316 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 46106


Fri Jan 13 - Sun Jan 29 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 46106
  • $554.09
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 Fri 17:30 - 20:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 381
Jan 14 - Jan 15 Sat, Sun 09:00 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 381
Jan 27 Fri 17:30 - 20:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 381
Jan 28 - Jan 29 Sat, Sun 09:00 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 381

Barbara McMillan

Course outline




Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Due to the intensive nature of this course, attendance in all classes is essential. To be successful in this in-person course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Undertake a grant search to identify potential funding sources for his/her project.
  • Evaluate the fit between his/her project and funder interests and priorities. 

  • Apply appropriate concepts and formats to grant letters and proposals. 

  • Prepare a project proposal for a granting agency. 

  • Use research/data to create a project rationale and needs statement.
  • Prepare a detailed project work plan.
  • Prepare a project budget.
  • Prepare an outline for an evaluation plan for a project's grant application.
  • Describe key characteristics of an effective grant proposal.
  • Describe how funders assess grant proposals.
  • Evaluate a project proposal based on grant criteria. 

  • State the expectations and responsibilities of grantees.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Grant and Proposal Writing (FUND 2316) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Marketing Management - Event Marketing
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Marketing Management - Fundraising Management
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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