How to Excel in Online Applications and Get the Grant! (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
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  • Year Created
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How to Excel in Online Applications and Get the Grant! (Recording)

This recorded course is brought to you by a GPA-approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only twenty-five people who is a GPA-approved trainer.

How do you tell your organization’s story in only 2,500 characters?  150 words? 

How do you create a storyline for the reviewer to follow when you have numerous fillable fields to complete online that may or may not be read in the order that you complete them on the screen?

Online grant applications are here to stay and overall bring a great deal of efficiency to the grant-seeking and grantmaking process. However, the process looks and feels less personal.

One of the most common challenges with online applications is how to have your application stand out in a sea of grant applications when you are all faced with the same formatting restrictions and character or word-limited requirements. 

In “How to Excel in Online Applications and Get the Grant” we will address how to create a concise, compelling, and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. 

Utilizing previously submitted applications, we will look at specific examples to see what works best to capture your grantmakers’ attention and discuss how to create strong online applications that win the grant for your organization.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How to make your application stand out in an impersonal online process.
  • How to make each response a success on its own.
  • How to grab your reviewer’s attention in the short space available.
  • How to use character and word counts to your advantage in telling a compelling story.
  • How to create a consistent story across all your application components.

This Recorded Nonprofit Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant-seeking
  • You want to increase your success percentage of funded grant applications
  • You want to craft more competitive grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Online grant application checklist for success
  2. Online grant application development tool 
  3. Character counted writing action guide
  4. SMART objectives toolkit
  5. The webinar Slides
  6. The webinar Recording

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. She is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC).
  2. She is an approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association.
  3. She began her career as a grantmaker.
  4. She has raised over $98 million for clients.
  5. She has trained over 69,206 professionals since 2006.

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC), Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association, and a Registered Scrum Trainer.

Diane began her career as a Program Officer for a state-wide grantmaking organization and she continues to serve as a reviewer for a variety of grantmaking organizations. Since 2006, when she formed DH Leonard Consulting, Diane and her team have secured more than $98 million in competitive grant awards and Diane has personally trained more than 69,978 nonprofit professionals. 

When not working with her team, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“I thought Diane was a terrific presenter who offered great tips and tricks on how to successfully apply for a grant through an online portal.  I will absolutely incorporate some of these steps into my process.”

Pilar Garro, The House of the Seven Gables

“This was very useful information.  Lots of tips that cleared up a confusion I have with writing online character limited proposals”

Robin Balfanz, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

“As a beginner in the field of Grant writing.  this presentation gave some really good tips that can save a bunch of heartache from the get-go!”

Jen DeVries, Bible League International

"She suggested tricks and tools that I never would have thought of."

Sarah Grassilli,  Langley Residential Support Services, Inc

“This CharityHowTo webinar opened my eyes to gaps in our data collection of our participants and how vital that data can be in telling our story. Diane Leonard gave me great insight from the grant reviews perspective and that perspective will help me present our goals in a unique way to show our impact in the lives of each camper and in our community. Thank you Diane and CharityHowTo for another amazing and enriching webinar!”

Katie Keith, Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center

“I've done several online applications, but Diane actually had several things that I believe can be implemented to make the process both easier and better.”

Barbara Bock, Chanicleer

“Diane was excellent, thorough, engaging and certainly made me re-strategize about how I submit my next online application; she provided some excellent tips being successful in submitting my online grants i.e. start reading your application out of order, master your elevator pitch, use variety of descriptive words, and most importantly - stay away from the acronyms.”

Bridgette Walton

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