Grant Writing For Nonprofits 101: How to Write a Grant Application That Wins! (Recording)

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    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
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Grant Writing For Nonprofits 101: How to Write a Grant Application That Wins! (Recording)
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Grant Writing For Nonprofits 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!

A Whopping 91% of the Attendees Rated This Nonprofit Webinar Good to Excellent!

This nonprofit course is brought to you by a GPA-approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only 25 people in the entire world who is a GPA-approved trainer.

Writing grants is not just about the words you use or the statistics you utilize. It is a complicated combination of factors to engage your grantmakers so that they say “Yes!” and you win the grant award for your organization.

Participating in “Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!” will provide you with the basic knowledge and understanding of what elements go into a successful nonprofit grant application once you have identified an opportunity you want to apply for.

Presenter, Diane H. Leonard, has secured more than $98 million in competitive grant awards in the past ten years. In this recorded webinar, you will learn how to create compelling grant application elements that tell a story so YOU can secure grants for your organization too. We will focus on how to use the common key elements to create a competitive grant application that tells a story that engages the grant reviewer and clearly outlines how you will use the requested grant funds to achieve the stated goals and objectives.  

We will look at individual samples of previous applications and discuss how to strengthen them to be more competitive and more successful in securing grant awards. We will walk through the critical elements for cover letters/emails, need statements, project descriptions, work plans and logic models, and budget to help get you started on writing a grant that wins!

Viewing “Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!” will give you a strong framework for your grant writing efforts to ensure that you are putting together highly competitive grant applications and ultimately achieving your desired grant funding success.

During This Nonprofit Webinar Recording, You Will Learn:

  • How grant applications vary by funder type
  • How to competitively address the common key elements of a grant proposal
  • How to develop an initial outline for a grant application
  • How to create compelling grant application elements that tell a story
  • Cover Letter
  • Executive Summary
  • Statement of Need
  • Project Description
  • Budget
  • Organization Capacity
  • How grant funder research and relationship-building support submitting a competitive grant application

This Online Grant Writing Course is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking; or
  • You are looking to increase your success percentage and craft more competitive grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Proposal development tool
  2. Grant Application Submission Success Checklist
  3. Grant application template
  4. Approved grant application summary
  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 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:

“Great insight and knowledge were presented, and I appreciated the presenter's knowledge and pro tips as a newbie who will soon submit grants.”

Lisa Johnson, The Heart Rhythm Society

“Diane is an excellent grant resource and I enjoy her topics about finding grants and how to write and build relationships with grantors.”

Jennifer Brown, Concordia University

“This webinar really laid out the foundations for grant writing and the many steps - some I never really put much thought into like the project management piece of gathering your info. A great resource.”

David Pfeifer, Futures and Options

“Diane was so informative and knowledgeable about grant writing. This was a lot of information in 90 minutes! Questions were answered promptly.”

Paula Yudelevit, Hart for Animals

“This is my first CharityHowTo product and I was very pleased. I am new to grant writing and now I feel I have a great resource to help me become successful in this new role for our nonprofit. ”

Murray Wood, Okanagan Folk School

“Definitely an excellent webinar for beginners and those with some experience. The overall view of the grant-seeking landscape is great and covers key elements for the novice grant writers.”

Alfreda Edwards, Prosperity Now

“Excellent presentation and the quality of material covered was superb!”

Jana Filip, SUN 'n FUN

“Diane's webinar on introductory grant writing was well-presented and covered all the basics that one would expect.  The material was interesting and included lots of actual examples which provided a solid frame of reference to her talking points.  Her presentation style was professional yet very engaging.  Thank you for time well spent!”

Aditi Berry, Frontline Community Services

“Not having experience in grant writing, Diane made this webinar highly accessible for folks like me. Now I feel like I know what to expect and have the tools to be confident in our submissions.”

Cecil Michaelis, Live Like Noah Foundation Inc

“The presenter was great! She was very specific in walking you through with a breakdown of what she was teaching. Being new to grant writing made it very helpful in understanding as to what the grant maker is looking for in specifics. Thank you!!!”

Kailey Salinas, Teen Challenge of Southern California

“It was a great introduction to successful Grant Writing. I know a lot more than before - that's great! And it helped me connect with what I do know so that I can more efficiently and confidently begin grant applications.”

William Cruse, The Kaleidoscope Institute 

“Diane's clear step-by-step approach to preparing for, and writing, grants takes the complexity out of the process.  The supplemental materials provided are very useful tools to aid the overall process.“

Lisa Keenan, UCHealth

“This was incredibly informative. I appreciated the interactive components and the examples to help illustrate both the good and the bad in grant writing.”

Amanda Swearingen, ICAN Dog

“It was very informative, as it included details that I can now use within funders' templates to organize how I present my proposal.”

Michelle Williams, Centre for Indigenous Theatre

“Good Refresher course. Having been in Development for 25 years in one capacity or another, this reminded me to keep it simple and consistent.” 

Susan Rohn, Yocum Institute for Arts Education


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