Free Nonprofit Webinar: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?

  • Duration
    45 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.00 Points



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Free Nonprofit Webinar: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?
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This course is brought to you by a GPA-approved trainer. Diane H. Leonard, GPC is one of only 20 GPA-approved trainers.

What is all the hype about relationships with grantmakers?

Why isn’t a well-written proposal *enough* to get the grant award?!

Participating in “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” - a FREE nonprofit course - will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant-seeking strategy.

In this live webinar, we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award.

We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • Why relationships with grantmakers are important.
  • How to learn what a grantmakers capacity is for relationships.
  • How to learn what a grantmakers preference is for relationships.
  • How to take steps to start a relationship with a grantmaker.

This Free Nonprofit Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • Relationship outreach with new grantmakers is not a part of your current grant-seeking process.
  • Relationship maintenance with current grantmakers is limited to contract requirements.
  • You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure how to approach grantmaker relationships.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. You get a free CharityHowTo account
  2. Your slides will be added to your free CharityHowTo library
  3. The webinar recording will be added to your CharityHowTo library.
  4. When logged in you can browse and add other FREE items to your CharityHowTo library.
  5. You can access and view your webinar recordings and slides anytime, anywhere.

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: 

“This session was extremely helpful and answered many of my questions.”

Crystal Baker Rion, The Place

“What a wonderfully engaging host that made me really think outside of the box when it comes to grant funding.”

Chantal Downing, County of Riverside

“Diane Leonard is an excellent trainer, this is the second webinar I have attended that she facilitated and even though not all information was new, I still picked up a few great takeaways.  Very much worth the time spent in both cases.”

Neely Monemi, The Food Shuttle

“Diane Leonard was an exceptional presenter--engaging, funny, and clearly very well-prepared. I greatly appreciated having access to this free webinar and will continue to access the resources CharityHowTo has available!”

Shana Baiz, Brothers Against Banging Youth 

“Diane Leonard is a knowledgeable and relatable teacher. Thank you to Charity How To for giving us access to her learning topics!”

Holly Wheeler, Feeding The Gulf Coast

“Today's webinar was delivered with energy, enthusiasm, and expertise.  The information provided was relevant and immediately applicable.  As a new grants professional, I am grateful.”

Mindy Goldberger, Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey

“Although I have been writing grants for many years, this FREE webinar provided many very helpful nuggets to help me grow in the fundraising field. For example, I learned several tactical steps for building relationships with grantmakers and successfully making connections between my organization and new funders.”

Davey King, Bluegrass Care Navigators

“I loved Diane Leonard's energy on the topic of relationships with grantmakers. She was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and it made the topic fun!”

Julie Bostick, Florida Resurrection

“The speaker provided great insight into the realm of foundation relationships. Definitely worth the time.”

Donna Ostrower, American Society of the University of Haifa

“Having worked in both non-profit organizations and now in education, this was very valuable for those starting out in grant-making. However, it was also a valuable reminder of many topics for those who have worked in the field.”

Katie McMillan, Casper College

“I appreciated the presenter's perspective as well as the information provided. Her conversational tone and the obvious experience were incredibly helpful.”

Katrina Fuller, Chautauqua Striders

“Diane is chock full of knowledge and explains things beautifully, from basics to more nuanced ideas…”

Lyla Kaplan, The Welcoming Center.

“This webinar answered many questions about why and when our organization should reach out to funders to get our foot in the door and begin building a relationship.”

Kristina Nasri, The Samaritan Inn

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