This course provides students with a strong foundation in the purpose, conventions, research, and writing necessary to obtain grant money. This course also emphasizes persuasive and analytical writing styles relevant to the nonprofit community. Students examine and participate in the processes used to research, generate, write, and submit proposals that ultimately lead to approval. Students engage in activities that demonstrate how to identify need within the community, evaluate existing services and projects, and research. Students follow and successfully utilize the proposal and grant writing process from the initial idea through the final submission. Students review and revise several pieces throughout the course, which ultimately lead to the final proposal.