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There's no single educational path to a career in grant writing. Most fall
into the work by being the best writer on the fund-raising staff at a nonprofit
group when a proposal has to be written. Many people working for nonprofits
have backgrounds in social work or education.
"I have to collaborate with other universities and school districts when
I'm writing grants for projects like getting science funding, after-school
programs and stopping violence against women, so that's where an education
background comes in," says grant writer Colleen Miron. "You have to know what
you're writing about."
In the U.S., the National Grant Writers Association is seeking national
certification for grant writers. It has certified over 1,000 grant writers
through the training it offers.
Grant writing training is also available in specialized courses offered
through fund-raising management programs at universities and colleges.