The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ is a comprehensive fund development curriculum that provides a learning structure and concrete tools that participants can take back to their organizations and begin implementing immediately.  The basic design of The Academy involves nine full days of interactive group workshops, peer learning exercises, reading assignments, grant proposal development, and homework.

In 2019 we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of The Fundraising Academy for Grassroots Organizations™; now boasting 205 graduates who continue to improve their organizations’ practices and positively impact hundreds of thousands of lives in our region.  As AcademyGO plans exciting new programs with several of our partners, we are thinking through when, where, and how often to offer all of our programs and services.  In that regard, we have decided not to conduct The Fundraising Academy in 2020.  Nonprofit leaders wanting support of their grantwriting efforts will be happy to know that The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ will be held at least once in 2020, and possibly multiple times to meet demand.

Course Dates: Stay tuned for upcoming classes.  Sign up to keep informed about upcoming classes.



The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations™ was established in 2016 as the next generation of our many years of successful grant development training.  This comprehensive four-day course is designed to address the challenges faced by local organizations and is based on proven grantsmanship best practices.