How to Knock Your Grantmaker's Socks Off (Recording)

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


How to Knock Your Grantmaker's Socks Off (Recording)
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How to Knock Your Grantmaker's Socks Off

A Whopping 90% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This nonprofit course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane H. Leonard, GPC is 1 of only 25 GPA approved trainers.

Do you put yourself in your grantmaker’s shoes when writing your application? Do you think about their knowledge and assumptions when drafting your proposal? You have to think like a grantmaker in order to impress them, and “knock their socks off” with your proposal. Presenter, Diane H. Leonard, *was* a grantmaker, so you’ll want to trust her insider perspective.

Don’t miss “How to Knock Your Grantmaker’s Socks Off” so you learn how to write a grant application that will engage your grantmaker *every* time and knock their socks off with your grant application. 

In this live, interactive webinar on nonprofit grant applications, we will look at the steps necessary to write a narrative grant application that not only engages your reviewers, but compels them to want to advocate for you to receive the grant award. You don’t want your grant application to only be “fundable,” rather you want it to be the top judged/top scored proposal so you are the most competitive proposal being reviewed. We will go step by step through how to achieve this in each portion of your process from identifying a funding opportunity to clicking submit for an application.

Participating in “How to Knock Your Grantmaker’s Socks Off” will give you the critical steps to follow for implementing a “mock review” in your organization to have your editing process mimic that of a grant review process so you start to think like a grantmaker. You’ll see first hand how the mock review process dramatically changes and increases the competitiveness of each application.

During This Nonprofit Webinar Recording On How to Write Grants for Nonprofits You Will Learn:

  • How to grab your grantmaker’s attention in all aspects of your grant application
  • How to write a concise, compelling and competitive narrative grant application
  • How to compel your grantmakers to advocate for your proposal through the common elements of narrative grant applications
  • How to create a mock review process in your organization as part of your editing process

This Webinar Recording 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. Guide to using visuals in grant applications
  3. Grant application submission checklist for success
  4. Mock scoring toolkit

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because:

  • She is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC).
  • She is an approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association.
  • She began her career as a grantmaker.
  • She has raised over $95.5 million for clients.
  • She has trained over 69,206 professionals since 2006.

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC), Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association, and a Registered Scrum Trainer.

Diane began her career as a Program Officer for a state-wide grantmaking organization and she continues to serve as a reviewer for a variety of grantmaking organizations. Since 2006, when she formed DH Leonard Consulting, Diane and her team have secured more than $98 million dollars in competitive grant awards and Diane has personally trained more than 69,978 nonprofit professionals. 

When not working with her team, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar Recording:

“As someone just beginning in this adventure, there was a LOT of information and insights presented. I appreciate the guidance to be clear about what you WILL do and the need to be succinct. The recommendation to build an internal review team is terrific and we will do that!”

Margo Shueler

“This is my 3rd or 4th webinar with Diane Leonard. My first were when I was brand new to grantseeking. Since then, I've had the opportunity to encounter so many of the situations she describes (especially what NOT to do), and her guidance is absolutely spot-on. Really looking forward to making use of the tools I got in this webinar.”

Margaret Brady, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Suggest anyone starting out as a grant writer take this class!   It will make your work easier and likely, enjoy success in grant writing.   We need successes to continue our good work as grant writing can be daunting.     I plan to apply more of Diane's recommendations to future grants.    I want to "happy dance."   :) Thank you.”

Frank Soltys, Felician Village

Suggest anyone starting out as a grant writer take this class!   It will make your work easier and likely, enjoy success in grant writing.   We need successes to continue our good work as grant writing can be daunting.     I plan to apply more of Diane's recommendations to future grants.    I want to "happy dance."   :) Thank you.”

Frank Soltys, Felician Village

“I really enjoyed the webinar. The presenter shared some tips and she offered to speak with the attendees offline. I thought that was great!!”

Alicia Simmons, Homeless Solutions, Inc.

“This was a great webinar because it addressed a topic we are dealing with in our organization... How to write a compelling grant application.  The facilitator was very knowledgeable and responsive to questions. Definitely worth my time and expense.”

Martin Marshall, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

“Exceeded my expectations.  Diane's delivery is so smooth, engaging, and easy to understand.  I was so impressed. I wish she could teach everything about fundraising.  :) I've already recommended her and this webinar to several coworkers.”

Stacy Ale, Paralyzed Veterans of America

"Diane was informative and engaging. She didn't rush through the material and ensured everyone was abreast of industry terms and understood the content."

Edith Brown

"I am just diving back into the grant writing space after a 5+ year hiatus. This webinar was excellent as a refresher as well as helping me get 'brain-reengaged,' excited and gain a greater understanding of grant writing best practices about which I had not previously known."

Jill Farmer, Save the Storks®

"CharityHowTo does a great job of all-killer-no-filler -- presenters are knowledgeable and focus on imparting practical knowledge in an easily absorbed form."

Alex Bennet

“Diane did a great job conveying tips for successful grant writing. Her presentation was engaging and provided great examples of the topics she covered. I really found the discussion on using infographics and work plans or logic models directly in the grant narratives to make it easier for reader to understand and break up the narrative. The idea of a mock review was also interesting to consider incorporating. Overall, time well spent.”

Beth Markham, The Cycle Effect

“Diane is clearly an expert in her field! She did a great job of encouraging participation and engaging with listeners.”

Dana Glass

“While I'm an experienced advancement professional, I'm just starting my first adventure into grant seeking and writing. This webinar provided great, easy to understand ideas and tools that I feel I can use now to help increase my success.”

Abee Payton

“Diane's overview of the mock review process is likely to change the way I have worked up until this point. Getting information from clients is a killer, and lack of information often results in a mediocre application that could have been stellar. Using Diane's framework for the mock review process not only makes perfect sense, but I believe it will be a game-changer for my work.  The mock review will help retrieve the feedback I need versus getting suggestions for minor editing errors, typos, etc. “

Paula Swope

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