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

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



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 one of only 20 people in the entire world who is a GPA approved trainer.

Participating in the “Federal Grants For Nonprofits 101: How to be Successful Securing Federal Grants” will provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of the federal grant seeking process from initial opportunity identification through application submission.  

This webinar recording is only applicable to those organizations that are eligible organizations for US government grants.

Applying for federal grants for nonprofits 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 focus 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 look at how to create and submit a competitive application for submission once the formal application is released.

“Federal Grants For Nonprofits 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 from the start of grant research through the submission of an application. By following these best practices, your organization will ultimately achieve your desired grant funding success through federal grants.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • How to be “grant ready” to be a federal grantee.
  • How to identify potential federal grants for nonprofits 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.
  • How to create and submit a competitive federal funding application.

This Webinar Recording 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 nonprofit federal grant funding.
  • You are looking to fine-tune your nonprofits 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 fillable pdf worksheet for creating your key activities work plan as it relates to your goals and objectives.
  2. The webinar slides 

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“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 $62.1 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.


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