Recorded Webinar

Finding a Needle in a Haystack: How to Successfully Research Grants (Instant-Access Webinar Video)

Price: 59.99
Author: Diane Leonard, GPC
Duration: 90 Minutes
Course Level: Beginner
Year Created: 2017
CFRE Approved: 1.50 Points

Instant Access! Recorded Webinar Description

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This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only twelve GPA approved trainers.

Does it feel like researching to identify new grant funders for your organization is like looking for a needle in a haystack or a diamond in the rough?

Researching potential grant funders is a critical step in the grant development process. Having a solid understanding of a potential grant funder’s funding history, current priorities, and application and funding process are critical to winning a grant. 

Grant funder research involves a great deal more than contact information and deadlines. It includes understanding funding trends, priority interests, types of support provided and geographic focus. It includes understanding the type of grant maker, if they allow or encourage contact prior to applying, and who is on their board or decision-making committee. 

Participating in “Finding a Needle in a Haystack: How to Successfully Research Grants” will strengthen your initial grant funder relationship building efforts and ultimately your grant funding success.
 
In this instant-access webinar video, we will discuss how to best use the most common paid databases utilized by US based nonprofits for foundation research and integrate that research with free research tools in order to draft an initial grant strategy.  We will use proven tools and strategies to successfully compile the multitude of information and documents collected during the research process in order to create a prioritized proactive grant seeking strategy.

What You Will Learn from this Webinar 

How to utilize a variety of tools to conduct grant research

  • Understanding the pros and cons of available paid database.
  • Suggestions on a process for choosing a paid database.
  • Using paid databases to effectively research potential grant funders.
  • Using free research resources and options.
  • Exploring supplemental free research resources (beyond Google!).
  • Filling in the research blanks.

How to develop a strategy and manageable annual grant seeking plan

  • Demonstrating how to use proven tools to organize the mountains of electronic and hard copy records amassed during grant research.
  • Creating an annual calendar of grant outreach and applications from your research.
  • Setting the stage for grant funder relationship development:  the next step after research and BEFORE submitting an application.

This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • Proactive grant research is not a part of your current grant seeking process.
  • Your grant research is limited to what you can find on Google.
  • You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure what information to focus on in all of the databases.

**This webinar is targeted to US based nonprofit organizations as the databases and tools highlighted in this webinar rely heavily on information provided by the US IRS 990 form.**
 
This Webinar Includes the Following Supporting Material

  1. A tool for tracking your research results.
  2. A tool for managing your application deadlines

**  Please note, this webinar is intended for nonprofits researching US based grant makers. ** 

 

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Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC
 
Diane H. Leonard, GPC is an experienced and highly respected grant professional who has provided grant development counsel to nonprofit organizations of varying size and scope for more than a decade. 

Diane has secured more than $33 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients from the federal government, state and local governments, and private foundations. 

Diane is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association and is proud to have earned her Grant Professional Certification, a credentialed certification conferred by the Grant Professional Credential Institute. Diane is also an approved trainer through the Grant Professionals Association.

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