Master The Art of Grant Proposal Writing and Research at SBCC School of Extended Learning

With hundreds of charities, PTAs, children’s sports leagues and other good-doing organizations here on the Central Coast, there is no shortage of worthy causes in need of fundraising expertise. Join SBCC School of Extended Learning Nov. 4 and 18 for Grant Writing Made Easy, a class aimed at empowering professionals and volunteers to help others to make a positive difference in their communities.

This highly interactive class will cover the key grant proposal components and how to generate them. Grant Writing Made Easy will be held on two Saturdays, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 18 of the SBCC Wake Campus, 300 Turnpike Road.

Students will be guided every step of the way as they participate in extensive research funding opportunities, draft compelling need statements, develop budgets and become familiar with the vital art of storytelling. They will also learn what essential documents should be included in a grant submission and how to draft 2-3 page boilerplate grant proposals to help their favorite nonprofits succeed.

This class will be taught by School of Extended Learning Instructor Leonie Mattison, who currently serves as Director of Organizational Transformation and Leadership for the County of Santa Barbara. Mattison has dedicated nearly 20 years to a variety of for-profit, nonprofit, and healthcare agencies. She is also an ambassador for the Patient-Centered Research Outcome Institute and teaches an MBA hybrid program at Antioch University.

Want to get a head start on grant writing? Take a look at Mattison’s Look & Learn video, “The Secret to Good Grant Writing” here.


WHAT:           SBCC School of Extended Learning Grant Writing Made Easy class

WHEN:           9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Two Saturdays, Nov. 4 & 18

WHERE:        SBCC Wake Campus Room 18, 300 Turnpike Road

COST:            $35

EVENT INFO:, (805) 687-0812

Please register here.

Course number: 21217

About the SBCC School of Extended Learning

The School of Extended Learning responds to the diverse learning needs of the adult population in the Santa Barbara community by advancing life and career skills, and bridges to credit.

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