Federal Grants 201: How to Feel Confident and Competitive as You Click Submit

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



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A Whopping 89% 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.

In this live, interactive nonprofit webinar, we will focus on strengthening the areas of your federal grant applications that are often weaknesses in proposals to increase your competitiveness in the process. This is the best online grant writing course you can find.

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to present your needs assessment process and data in a way that gives context for reviewers and doesn’t assume their knowledge;
  • How to write goals and SMART objectives that connect to the FOA/NOFA/RFP;
  • How to structure your application for optimal understanding by your reviewers; and
  • How to compare your draft application to the FOA/NOFA/RFP review criteria to judge your competitiveness.

Federal Grants 201: Feeling Confident and Competitive as You Click Submit” will build on and go beyond your basic understanding of writing a federal grants for nonprofits.

Participating in “Federal Grants 201: Feeling Confident and Competitive as You Click Submit ” will give you an increased level of ability and confidence with an effective grant writing course to teach you how to approach a federal grant proposal so your final proposal is as competitive as possible.

By following the best practices you will learn a lot through this nonprofit webinar, and your organization will be on the path to achieving your desired grant funding success through federal grants. This is the CharityHowTo approach to 'grant writing made easy'.

This Nonprofit Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You have applied for a few federal grants.
  • You are looking to increase your comfort level and competitiveness in the federal grant seeking process.
  • You are looking to fine-tune your personal/organizational 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. Federal Grant Seeking toolkit
  2. SMART objectives resource guide
  3. SMART objectives worksheet
  4. Mock review scoring toolkit
  5. The webinar slides
  6. The webinar recording

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“Diane was incredibly clear and provided relevant helpful information for federal grants and grant writing in general. She kept the audience engaged through participation and encouragement. I feel much more confident moving forward with grant writing and exploring the possibility of additional federal grants to support the mission of my nonprofit employer.”

Jessica Wright, New York City Relief

“Diane Leonard is a wealth of knowledge concerning the grant-seeking process.”  

Tammy O’Dell, Motlow State Community College

“The webinar was engaging and interactive. It was well designed to allow for refresher overviews on topics, interactive learning, examples, and resource sharing.”

Jinai Amos, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

“Review of SMART objectives and the Mock Review was most helpful to me as a proposal developer.”

Kendra Anderson

"Diane was very engaging and has a lot of good information for starting and intermediate grant writers, as well as mavericks who have more time in the field and want to keep up with grant trends at the federal level."

Sara Walker, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

“Diane has a wealth of knowledge to share, and she shares it with respect and a generous spirit.”

C.J. King

“What I got out of this webinar was a better understanding of how to write SMART objectives, the value of "thinking like a reviewer", and the importance of engaging colleagues to ensure your message and objectives are clear and understandable. Worth the time!"

Becca Stievater, Wildlife Conservation Network

"Diane provides clear and concise information about the extremely complicated subject of federal grants."

Jeffrey Cornett, Muskingum County Library System

“Never having found, researched, prepared, and submitted a federal grant, I feel like I have some really good tools to take my best shot.”

Margaret Brady, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

“This was an incredible webinar that really broke down a lot of the perceived barriers around Federal Grants. The webinar gave many great ideas on how to improve the process from start to finish and provided many great tools to guide organizations through the process from start to finish.”

Cheryl  Ewell, Hire Heroes USA

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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