Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization (Recording)

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    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
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Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization (Recording)
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Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization 

A Whopping 98% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This recorded course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is 1 of only 25 GPA approved trainers.

Nonprofit organizations want to secure federal dollars because there are millions of dollars available, and they are often multi-year grant awards. But where do you get started with such a large and competitive process?

Participating in the “Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization” will provide you with basic knowledge and understanding of the federal grant-seeking process from initial opportunity identification and preplanning for forecasted applications through completing a competitive application.

Applying for federal funding for the first time can feel like a daunting task but CharityHowTo is all about 'grant writing made easy'. 

In this recorded nonprofit webinar, we will break down the steps necessary to be “grant ready” as a potential federal grantee. We will *briefly* review the federal grant registration process.  We will focus *in detail* on how to identify funding opportunities prior to their formal NOFA/FOA release in order to conduct strong pre-planning and application design. We will also walk through common elements of success and pitfalls of federal grant applications.

Participating in “Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization” will give you a strong framework for your grant-seeking efforts to ensure that you are following best practices for starting a federal grant application. By following the best practices in this grant writing class, your organization will ultimately achieve your desired grant funding success through federal grants.

During This Nonprofit Webinar, Recording You Will Learn: 

  • How to be “grant ready” to be a federal grantee.
  • How to identify potential federal grant opportunities prior to a NOFA/FOA being released to allow for pre-planning.
  • How to structure and conduct your pre-planning and application development process.
  • What are common elements of competitive federal grant applications.
  • What are common weak points of federal grant applications.

This Recorded Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking.
  • You are new or relatively new to applying for federal grants.
  • You are looking to fine-tune your federal grant-seeking process to determine which aspects you can improve in order to increase your success percentage of funded grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. A Getting Started on Federal Grants checklist.
  2. A fillable pdf worksheet for creating your key activities work plan as it relates to your goals and objectives.
  3. Logic Model Template for Federal Grant Pre-Planning.
  4. Research Summary of Proposed Federal Grant Opportunity
  5. The Webinar Slides

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 $95.5 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 dollars 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:

“WOW, there is so much about the federal grant process that I did not know. Grateful for this webinar and the extremely knowledgeable presenter!”

Kumbie Madondo, NYAM

“This training provides a solid foundation for delving into federal grants! The recommendations for timelines and insights into process make the complex requirements much less daunting and manageable.”

Brandan Bilski, Dégagé 

“Diane Leonard is an extremely knowledgeable presenter and grants professional, so watching and listening to her break down the arduous federal grants application process - as supplemented by her helpful comments and suggestions - was a real treat. In addition, the materials one was given made this seminar an excellent value.”

Cynthia St George, CFRE

“I am a beginning grant writer.  I found this presentation thorough and detailed.  A lot of great information, but definitely needs further study and research to be proficient at grant writing for the feds.”

Maxine Kimmbrell, Eden House 

“Federal grants are very intimidating to consider applying for in today's world.  I appreciate Diane's overview of the process and how best to approach the application process.  She breaks it down very easily and provides some great suggestions on how to research and get information on funding opportunities.”

James Smith, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

“Diane Leonard has vast grant writing experience and she is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with others. She is an engaging presenter who involves participants and welcomes questions. This was a very worthwhile session.”

Tracy Martin, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

“As a grant manager never stepping foot into the federal grant realm, this was an honest and helpful look into the work that apply, managing, and thinking about federal grants takes from not only the grants person but the entire organization.”

Annie Martin, Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center

“This webinar broke down the many steps of applying for federal grants. I also appreciated the tips and recommendations for submitting a strong grant proposal and application.”

Jessica B. Phillips, The Staten Island Historical Society

“Diane L. is a wonderful presenter and teacher.  I have engaged in many of her webinars and am always pleased with her classes.  Thank you so much for everything!”

Vickie Culpepper, Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline

“I was pleasantly surprised at how engaging Diane was over the Webinar.  I usually have a hard time staying focused, but I couldn't stop taking notes during the presentation.  Fantastic!”

Amanda Zilke, Seattle Arch

“This webinar gave clear, practical advice for searching for federal grants, assessing my organization's grant readiness, and going through the process of applying. I feel like I have a much better idea of what to look for and how to get started.” 

Emily Fuller, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

“Diane was clear, direct and the points were useful. I am happy to have the material to download as it was a lot to absorb.”

Erica Glasener, Piedmont Park Conservancy

“Diane simplified the Federal grant process - a step by step breakdown, simplifying the complexity! I understand there is more to learn and internalize. It was a great Federal 101 webinar! Loved it and will recommend to anyone interested in learning about Federal grants.” 

Devika Thayanban, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest

“We jumped right into where to find grants, why you should apply, and how to keep up! Great use of our time.”

Abbigale Clifford, Tanner Health System

“Not only was the presenter very knowledgeable, clear, and easy to understand, but she delivered the material in a super conversational tone which made her very engaging!”

Kimberly Carter,  NAMI Geauga County

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