|References from past students|
I took David Maeir-Epstein's Grant Writing and Fundraising Course a few years ago and it
was one of the best and most strategic career decisions I have made since moving to Israel. Prior to the course I didn't know anything about the grant writing and fundraising world. While I've always been passionate about social change, it wasn't until I completed the course that I felt I had the tools and knowledge to apply my passion in a concrete and productive way - to help build the capacity of Israeli NGOs and further their missions.
The course taught me the basics of how to write and communicate with impact. I learned how to craft an effective statement of need and clearly articulate an organization's mission and added value. I also learned the ins and outs of fundraising - everything from how to research and contact relevant foundations to how to do a personal solicitation and improve my face-to-face communication skills.
After completing the course, I was hired to work as a non-profit strategic consultant . I now apply all the skills I learned through David's course in my day-to-day work life and can therefore testify to the course's relevance and value. The course has had a profound impact on my professional knowledge and self-confidence in terms of my career.
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in working in Israel's non-profit sector or to anyone who would like to improve his/her writing and communication skills. The course is an investment in yourself and in your professional life. You won't be disappointed!
"I was hired last week as a grant writer & fundraising assistant for a nonprofit consulting agency. I must thank you. Uponapplying for this job, I was sent a 1 page profile of a fake organization and was told to write up a proposal. I applied everything I learned in your course. I submitted it & as a result, was invited for an interview, where I was hired on the spot. I owe this to you and your course."
-Sarah Landman, February 27, 2014