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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Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST
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Federal Grants 101: Securing Millions for Your Organization
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 If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides and Bonus Materials.

A Whopping 97% 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 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 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 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 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:

“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

“As a grant professional with very limited knowledge of federal grants and the associated processes, this course was a fantastic way to quickly learn about this untapped funding source in a digestible and actionable way. Diane was extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and I really appreciated the materials being sent before the course so I could show up with informed questions.”

Kevin Scally

“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

“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 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. 


“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

“As someone applying for their first federal grant, this webinar was extremely helpful. It gave me talking points I can use with my team to emphasize both the potential for funding and the steps and work involved in completing a federal grant proposal. Thank you!”

Katie Hanna, Springboard Collaborative

“Diane Leonard's "Federal Grants 101 - Securing Millions for Your Organization" is well worth your time. Diane is an excellent presenter and is obviously very knowledgeable about Federal Grants. I found this webinar to be full of great tips and helpful resources. “

Nicole Hume

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST, SM, SPO is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association and Certified Virtual Trainer. Diane is also a Scrum Trainer,  Scrum Master, and Scrum Product Owner through Scrum inc.

Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $66.75 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association.

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.

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