Free Nonprofit Webinar: Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt

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



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Free Nonprofit Webinar: Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt

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Grant professionals are used to having to adapt to change even when there are plans in place. The current environment nonprofits find themselves in as a result of the coronavirus is another situation where we as grant professionals (and the grant teams we facilitate) need to adapt to change.  

Yes, the impact of the stock market fluctuation may influence the size of grant budgets from private grantmakers in the future. Yet on the other hand, as seen in previous financial downturns or crises, it is likely that some foundation grantmakers will offer recovery grants and that government grantmakers will offer a variety of significant stimulus grants.

Grantmakers are already exhibiting some expected behaviors in response to large crises that nonprofits need to know about. 

I have been working in the nonprofit field for more than 18 years, building nonprofit capacity as it relates to grant seeking. I have worked on staff at a grantmaking foundation, worked as the staff person managing grant seeking for a multi-million dollar statewide nonprofit, and led grant teams for clients in a wide range of sectors and communities.  My team and I worked with clients in 2008 and 2009 not only to make it through the shifts in grantmaking that followed but to thrive in the following year with an increase in grant revenue. 

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you adapt your grant seeking strategy so you can thrive in the upcoming competitive grant seeking environment.

Diane is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  1. She is a Grant Professional Certified; 
  2. She is an Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association;
  3. She has secured more than $63.4 million in competitive grants; and
  4. She has been in the grant and nonprofit world for over 20 years. 

Having worked as a grant professional for the past 18 years, Diane has had the opportunity to see how significant national and international events impact the state of grantseeking for nonprofits. While we are in unchartered territory, the successful experience Diane has from previous significant grantmaking shifts as in 2009 will help to guide you as your organization navigates the impact of the coronavirus on nonprofit grants.

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to communicate with grantmakers during times of crisis;
  • How to engage and motivate your grant team even if working remotely for the first time;
  • How to stay up to date on new types of grant opportunities available as response/stimulus funding; and
  • You can also visit our upcoming webinars page to see examples of other webinars.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. The Webinar Slides 
  2. The Webinar Recording 

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“I'm in the process of starting a new non profit, so I'm a rookie when it comes to Grants.  Diane's presentation really opened my eyes to several steps in the process that I wasn't aware of.  She did a wonderful job.”

Elouiuse Nathaniel, Choices Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix

“Great tips and reassuring advice! It's great to hear the challenges my organization and I am facing are not unique, that grant writers at all sizes of organizations are facing the same challenges. I took away some wonderful tips on how to navigate the new normal.”

Heather Nelson, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

“Diane was really knowledgeable and thorough, in spite of the seemingly overwhelming challenges grant writers are facing in this climate. Her approach to breaking down challenges into small pieces and small victories while recognising the value of existing best practice was reassuring and inspiring.” 

Llinos Thomas

“Always look forward to participating in the webinars. CharityHowTo has current, up-to-date information to share-out. The speakers are very well-versed, informed and resourceful. Also enjoy the camaraderie that comes with being on the webinars with like-minded professionals sharing information.”

Kathy O’Malley, EXP

“The webinar I attended was extremely helpful! They pulled in very knowledgeable speaker, who gave many great resources and tips, and the sign-up process was very easy and quick to do! I would definitely attend another webinar that they host. Thank you!”

Jackie Larson, The Phoenix Residence, Inc.

“Diane Leonard is highly knowledgeable and provided great tips about how to navigate the pandemic response as grant writers. She touched on things that I was, in fact, doing that very day like reaching out to funders. It was great to see that I was already doing some of the things she mentioned. Diane also gave me some great ideas about newsletters and her grant blog to subscribe to and Google alerts to set up. It was well worth the time to attend. Gotta go - I've got some grant blog reading to do!”


“I am a graduate student working on my master's in social work, and one of my assignments at my field placement is to learn about grant writing, researching grants, and to help the agency find grants that may be able to utilize to help more of the community. CharityHowTo webinars can help me gain skills in learning about grants and working in a team environment with other grant makers.”  

Tammy Wilkes  

“Diane was a very straightforward, articulate, and kind presenter. I'm new to grant-writing, and her guidance has pointed me in the right direction!”

Jankie Megan, Einstein Healthcare Network

“Diane Leonard is a masterful presenter and gave wonderful information; I'm new to Development and she shared wonderful resources for me to dive right in--thank you so much!!”

Marion Entwisle, Christ Episcopal School

“Diane Leonard did an excellent job in confirming that the same skills that made us successful grant pros in the past are even more beneficial to us during this pandemic crisis, while offering several tips to help keep us on track, organized and sane!!”

Roxane Johnson, Operation Breakthrough

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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