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Mastering Critical 1st Step for Grants: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

Price: 87.00
Author: Diane Leonard, GPC
Duration: 90 Minutes
Course Level: Beginner
Year Created: 2017
CFRE Approved: 1.50 Points
Available To Members: Yes

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Live Webinar Description

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A Whopping 96% of the People Who Attended This Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only fourteen GPA approved trainers.

A common first step of private foundation applications is the letter of inquiry. Not to be confused with a letter of intent often required by government grant makers, letters of inquiry can be a barrier to grant seeking success if you aren’t careful. You need to engage your letter of inquiry reader right away to be invited to submit a full proposal.

Participating in the webinar “Critical 1st Step for Grants: An Engaging Letter of Inquiry” will walk you through, step-by-step, how to write a letter of inquiry that will get your potential funder’s attention.

In this live, interactive webinar we will look at the steps necessary to write a successful letter of inquiry that will elicit the request for a full proposal from a grant maker that you are seeking.

Participating in “Critical 1st Step for Grants: An Engaging Letter of Inquiry” will give you the basic steps necessary to successfully write a compelling letter of inquiry whether in a limited online form, two page hard copy letter, or anything in between.

What You Will Learn from this Live Interactive Webinar

●    What are the steps of developing a successful letter of inquiry

●     How to create a compelling story within a short word or character limit

●     How to write an outstanding letter of inquiry when a grant maker does not provide a required format

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.

This Webinar Includes the Following Supporting Materials

  1. A Letter of Inquiry checklist for success.
  2. A letter of inquiry (LOI) development tool to help you gather and document the key components of a successful letter of inquiry.
  3. A relationship development guide to assist with outreach to potential grant makers prior to submitting a letter of inquiry
  4. A free 30 minute follow-up consultation with Diane about your specific questions or concerns about letters of inquiry including review of a letter of inquiry you have written.

What Attendees Said about This Webinar: 

“Diane provided great information on how to craft an informative and compelling letter of inquiry.”
Lexie Haglund, Garden Club of Virginia


“Diane was wonderfully professional and it was great to hear her speaking from the point of view of somebody who has read a lot of funding requests!  She gave me some excellent ideas on how to stand out in my future LOI's.”

Lindsey Gray, Girl Scouts of Maine


“As someone new to grant writing, this webinar was informative, well-structured and engaging!”

Sophie Halter, Children of Promise NYC


“I've written MANY letters of inquiry, but with little to no feedback.  Diane breaks down the LOI process into what pitfalls to avoid and how best to construct your proposal for maximum effect.”

David Jones, Ragazzi Boys Chorus


“As a Development Associate, I am new to the world of preparing and submitting grant reports.  Diane was fantastic with her presentation, and gave me just enough information to help master the grant application process without feeling overwhelmed.”

Megan Wynn, HopeWay


Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

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 $36 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.

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