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K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax

7 Steps to Fabulous Grant Writing

Today's nonprofit organizations must go beyond acts of charity and develop sustainable business models that transform lives over the long term. This training promises to teach key grant writing skills needed to write competitive proposals. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience and emphasizes ways agencies can go the “extra” mile to make their grant proposals stand out amongst competitors.

Attendees may use this course for 5 continuing education credits. K-State Polytechnic is a pre-approved continuing education provider approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider number 15-005.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of information that are a "must" for every proposal.
  • Know how to find and work with the funders that are right for their specific agency needs.
  • Understand the grant proposal review process.


Registration for this program is closed. Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu for inquiries.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Kansas State Polytechnic in Salina, Kansas

Cost: $90

Registration deadline: November 14, 2019

Continuing education credits: 5 hours

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials. Meals are not included in the registration fee and are the attendee's responsibility.


A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$225
4 registrants per company1 registration free $270

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.

A discounted registration rate is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply.


If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor


Cheryl Calhoun, LMSW
Kansas State University

Cheryl joined the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus faculty as an instructor in 2016. Prior to K-State, she provided direct practice to a number of at-risk populations both in the United States and abroad, in addition to work in grant writing/fundraising, program development, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, community organizing, and internal auditing. Cheryl also served in the Peace Corps from 2005-2007 and can assist any social work student interested in this opportunity. Cheryl has taught Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Practice and Theory, Practice 1, Groups, and Social Policy. Cheryl also offers courses related to substance use disorders and treatment for social work students interested in becoming dual licensed in social work and addiction counseling. Cheryl is interested in developing future courses related to veterans, personal wellness, case work, and global social work.