Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points



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 If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides and Bonus Materials.

A Whopping 96% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This 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 a 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. 

In this live, interactive 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 these best practices, your organization will ultimately achieve your desired grant funding success through federal grants.

During This Nonprofit Webinar 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 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

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“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

“Great and detailed, practical overview on how to get started on the federal grant-seeking process. I have written grants for many years but have never waded into the federal grants world.”

Diane Hopper

“This webinar provided some much needed overview of the process of writing a federal grant to give me the confidence to begin. Thank you!”

Janice Bedayn, Sierra Harvest

“This was a valuable first step that helped to orient me in the world of federal grantseeking. Before the webinar, I would have been guessing about what my next steps would be, but now I have specific, tangible steps to take.”

Molly MacLagan, National Aviary

"This is my second CharityHowTo Webinar and it was incredibly useful. I appreciate how much information is packed into 90 mins, in an interesting and digestible way."

Jessica Quigley, TLC Child and Family Services

"This nonprofit webinar was extremely helpful. I didn't realize how much I needed it. I can't wait to start digging into the reading materials John provided. 


"Great information and lots of specific tips that I can take and use tomorrow - maybe even today!"

Lori Gerhart, Berks Encor

“I'm a newbie to federal grants. This webinar provided a thorough step-by-step guide on how to get started, as well as tips for those who may already have some experience.  I feel a lot less intimidated by federal grants now!”

Kathie Bond

“I am new to development and new to government grants.  This webinar provided a detailed overview of what's needed to get started.  Very helpful!”

Shelly Lucas, Greater Twin Cities United Way

“The webinar clearly laid out the "first steps" needed to apply for federal grants, along with key takeaways that can be applied to any grant application, not just federal.”

Stacy Stanford, Notre Dame Academy

“Diane is very knowledgeable and offered practical and insightful tips to grantwriting.  Not just applicable to federal and state grants - all grant submissions!”

Sally Beyers, Lakemary Center

“Well worth the small investment!”

Sarah Ellis, United Way of South Hampton Roads

“Coming from an organization that has very low current engagement with federal grants, it is really exciting to receive so much information and so many tools to help us move into the world of federal funding as we see opportunities for revenue growth in this category.”

Emily Williams, Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico

“Very good information to get your organization ready to apply for Federal Funds.”

Melinda Householder, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

“The webinar presenter was incredibly detailed and thorough. This was an excellent use of my time for the grants team at my organization.”

Jessica Johnson, Communities in Schools of Chicago

“Extremely well-done...got wonderful kernels of wisdom along with specifics for researching, planning, and preparing  proposals for federal grants.”

Stephanie Richmond, Stand Beside Them

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane and her team have secured more than $61.6 million dollars in competitive grant awards since 2006 for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides and Bonus Materials. 

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