Free Nonprofit Webinar: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (Recording)

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



This webinar recording is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane H. Leonard, GPC is one of only 25 GPA approved trainers.

What is all the hype about relationships with grantmakers?

Why isn’t a well written proposal *enough* to get the grant award?!

“Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” will strengthen your relationship building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy.

In this webinar recording, we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award.

We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • Why relationships with grantmakers are important.
  • How to learn what a grantmakers capacity is for relationships.
  • How to learn what a grantmakers preference is for relationships.
  • How to take steps to start a relationship with a grantmaker.

 This Webinar Recording is Perfect For You If…

  • Relationship outreach with new grantmakers is not a part of your current grant seeking process.
  • Relationship maintenance with current grantmakers is limited to contract requirements.
  • You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure how to approach grantmaker relationships.

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What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“Leonard knew what she was talking about. The webinar was content rich, thank goodness! Well done.”

Dave Snyder

“I was impressed that Diane stated that " Relationship" is the most important feature and I agree 100%. I have been treasurer of our charity for over 35 years . I know that supporters donate to us because they know me personally and I have built a genuine relationship with them.”

Joe Gray, SHARE Agriculture Foundation

“Today's webinar was delivered with energy, enthusiasm and expertise.  The information provided was relevant and immediately applicable.  As a new grants professional I am grateful.”

Mindy Goldberger, Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey

“Although I have been writing grants for many years, this FREE webinar provided many very helpful nuggets to help me grow in the fundraising field. For example, I learned several tactical steps for building relationships with grantmakers and successfully making connections between my organization and new funders.”

Davey King, Bluegrass Care Navigators

“I am new to grant writing and was struggling to understand how it works, should I call or email, when I should reach out and this webinaire answered these questions for me! I am now feeling more confident. Thank you”

Amber Lawrence

“The webinar was filled with great content and tips for successful grant writing, delivered in a personal, down-to-earth way. Thanks!”

Lauren Brown

“Diane Leonard provides extremely clear and helpful information, especially given how many different types of nonprofits there are. She gives an excellent overview in a short time.”

Caitlin Cohn

“This was great! It reinforces things I had a gut feeling about and made me question some practices about how often I am engaging with our funding partners.”

Cindy Lengel-Russ

“The speaker provided great insight into the realm of foundation relationships. Definitely worth the time.”

Donna Ostrower, American Society of the University of Haifa

“Having worked in both non-profit organizations and now in education, this was very valuable for those starting out in grant making. However, it was also a valuable reminder of many topics for those who have worked in the field.”

Katie McMillan, Casper College

About Your Topic Expert

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is an experienced and highly respected grant professional who has provided grant development counsel to nonprofit organizations of varying size and scope for more than a decade. 

Diane has secured more than $61.6 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients from the federal government, state and local governments, and private foundations. 

Diane is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association and is proud to have been awarded her credentials as a Grant Professional Certified, a credentialed certification conferred by the Grant Professional Credential Institute. Diane is also an approved trainer through the Grant Professionals Association.

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