Grant Writing For Nonprofits 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!

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



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A Whopping 92% of the Attendees Rated This Nonprofit Webinar Good to Excellent!

This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only 25 people in the entire world who is a GPA approved trainer.

Writing grants is not just about the words you use, or the statistics you utilize. It is is a complicated combination of factors to engage your grantmakers so that they say “Yes!” and you win the grant award for your organization.

Participating in “Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!” will provide you with the basic knowledge and understanding of what elements go into a successful grant application once you have identified an opportunity you want to apply for.

Presenter, Diane H. Leonard, has secured more than $61.6 million in competitive grant awards in the past ten years. In this live, interactive webinar you will learn how to create compelling grant application elements that tell a story so YOU can secure grants for your organization too. We will focus on how to use the common key elements to create a competitive grant application that tells a story that engages the grant reviewer and clearly outlines how you will use the requested grant funds to achieve the stated goals and objectives.  

We will look at individual samples of previous applications and discuss how to strengthen them in order to be more competitive and more successful in securing grant awards. We will walk through the critical elements for cover letters/emails, need statements, project descriptions, work plans and logic models, and budget to help get you started on writing a grant that wins!

Participating in “Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!” will give you a strong framework for your grant writing efforts to ensure that you are putting together highly competitive grant applications and ultimately achieving your desired grant funding success.

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How grant applications vary by funder type
  • How to competitively address the common key elements of a grant proposal
  • How to develop an initial outline for a grant application
  • How to create compelling grant application elements that tells a story
  • Cover Letter
  • Executive Summary
  • Statement of Need
  • Project Description
  • Budget
  • Organization Capacity
  • How grant funder research and relationship building support submitting a competitive grant application

This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking; or
  • You are looking to increase your success percentage and craft more competitive grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Proposal development tool
  2. Grant application checklist for success
  3. Grant application template
  4. Approved grant application summary

What Attendees said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“Wonderful webinar filled with extensive information to help beginner or intermediate grant writers dive into writing more compelling applications.”

Cait Fenello, Clear Thoughts Foundation

“CharityHowTo offers incredible resources for folks in the nonprofit field.”


“This webinar was extremely well organized, easy to follow, filled with excellent information and took us step by step through the process, using specific examples and tools.”

Paula Nassivera

"Diane's webinar on How to Write a Compelling Grant was exactly what I needed as a newbie in the non-profit sector. I now feel like I know how to put our organization's best foot forward in grant proposals!"

Emily Woody, Seven Hills School

"I am a newbie to grant writing and was very intimidated before attending this webinar.  I feel a lot more confident about moving forward to bring in funding for our organization.  Thank you for this great presentation and the education."

Brigette Blair, Hollister Pregnancy Center 

"I have listened to many webinars over the years and as a very new person to the grant writing process, this was a super helpful entry into the grant writing world. I was furiously writing notes the whole time, because her information was super valuable."

Meghan Myers, Food Bank of Iowa

“I have been writing grants for 5 years now with no formalized training.  I was looking forward to this seminar and it did not disappoint. Looking forward to my next grant writing experience to implement some items learned today!”

Patrice Kuerschner, Emmaus House

“Diane presented information in a way that was clear, organized, and engaging. As someone new to grant writing, it was a helpful course that's got me excited to get started!” 

Sarah Goodwin, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

“The presenter was engaging and knowledgeable. I really appreciate how she used polls to keep participants on topic. She shared several of the comments and responses which was really helpful. I encourage anyone involved in a grant process to participate in this webinar!”

Kathy Becvar, Land Conservation Assistance Network

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, LST, LSM, LSPO is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association. Diane is also a Licensed Scrum Trainer, Licensed Scrum Master, and Licensed Scrum Product Owner through Scrum inc.

Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $65.1 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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