Non-profit Finance – Grantsmanship Public/Private Course

Our next course starts Friday, September 14th. It will be a 5 week course that meets for 5 Fridays, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/12 & 10/19. We start promptly at 8:30 am and finish up at 5:00 pm. Seating is limited to 12. 

We will also be offering a second course that is one week in length, it will be from 10/22 – 10/26. We will start promptly at 8:30 am and finish at 5:00 pm. Seating is limited to 12.

Location: 134B S Clairborne Rd, Olathe, KS 66062.

In this course you will not only learn about grants (information listed below), you will also learn about the fundamentals of how a non-profit should operate, how uphold the integrity and endure your organization is compliant with the rules and regulations set for non-profits.

As you can see in this video produced over 30 years ago, grants have changed very little. Our course shows you way to find additional funding sources and how to maximize your issued grant funds.




There are approximately 26,000 foundations with assets in excess of $34 billion dollars. 3000 foundations control 92% of the total assets and make nearly 82% of all grants. More than 50% of all foundation grants are received in California, Michigan, New York, and the District of Columbia. Public law requires that foundations contribute on a yearly basis. One of the most serious problems confronted by foundations is the low quality of the proposals that are received.


There are nearly 1,500 major federal and state funding sources. Comprehensive information and weekly updates concerning federal funding sources are available through local congressional offices. Public funding is allocated in every state. It is anticipated that over $150 billion in federal contracts and cooperative agreements will be awarded this fiscal year. Nearly $100 billion in federal and state grants will be awarded during this fiscal year


GRANTSMANSHIP: PUBLIC/PRIVATE is a seminar offered by Associated Learning Systems. It is unique in that it:

* Is designed for health professionals, developers, directors, social workers, financial administrators, and consultants who serve in the public and private nonprofit sectors.

* Allows for the generation of a proposal upon completion of the course to be submitted to various funding sources as the result of a team effort.

* Enables individuals within agencies to become grants persons by understanding how to utilize existing resources in order to access foundation, corporate, federal, state, and local funding sources.


This four-day intensive seminar involves eight hours a day of in- class work with goals of discussing components of grant process and preparing a basic grant application. Content includes:
1. Sources of funding
2. Location of funding sources
3. Office of Management and Budget regulation
4. Types of nonprofit organizations
5. Proposal components
6. Budgeting skills
7. Nonprofit finance
In addition to the time spent in class, attendees should anticipate an additional 2-5 hours in order to generate and submit a proposal.


The redirection of resources at the national level over the past few years has substantially impacted service delivery throughout the country. Nonprofit organizations now are required to diversify funding sources and create innovative administrative mechanisms and delivery systems in order to maintain services. The formation and management of coalitions; the development of multiple funding sources; and the use of existing resources to attract additional funding are essential to the survival and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. As a result, administrators, policy makers, fund developers, fiscal officers, project officers, and individuals responsible for budgeting and budgetary compliance should attend this seminar.


The fee for this course is $450.00 for the first person, $350.00 for the second and $200 for the third person from the same agency. Student rates are available on a limited basis. All fees are DUE AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR to the beginning date of the seminar and include the cost of an instructional manual. Sand Dollar Management Systems Inc reserves the right to cancel any seminar if 10 organizations and/or individuals without organizational affiliation are not registered 7 days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. In the event of said cancellation, fully registered participants will be scheduled into the next regularly occurring seminar offered by the Sand Dollar Management Systems Inc. 

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