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Grant Maker Relationships 101: How to Get Started

Price: 87.00
Author: Diane Leonard, GPC
Duration: 90 Minutes
Course Level: Beginner
Year Created: 2018
CFRE Approved: 1.50 Points
Available To Members: Yes

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Live Webinar Description

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, Slides, and Bonus Materials

A Whopping 95% of the People Who Attended This Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

 **Check out Diane’s recent CharityHowTo blog post about 6 Tips to Improve Grant Maker Relationships!**

Participating in Grantmaker Relationships 101: How to Get Started will teach you how to establish relationships with new grantmakers *BEFORE* submitting an application. Relationships are as critical a component of the grant seeking process as they are with individual donors, but are often overlooked due to time constraints or due to discomfort with a grant maker’s preference or capacity for communication.

Yes, it is possible for well written proposals to be funded without first reaching out to a new potential grant maker, but the success rates are significantly higher for those who establish a relationship prior to submission.

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to establish and then maintain relationships with grantmakers in order to sustain and increase your organization’s grant revenue. We will walk through unique success stories from several nonprofits as case studies to show how relationships can be started.

Participating in “Grantmaker Relationships 101: How to Get Started” will strengthen your grant funder relationship building efforts and ultimately your grant funding success.

What You Will Learn from this Live Interactive Webinar

  • How to you establish relationships with grant funders.
  • How to be develop talking points for relationship building.
  • How to be consistent in relationship building.
  • How to demonstrate creativity in approach.
  • How to vary your approach based on type of grant funder (i.e. private  foundation versus government).
  • How to involve your grant team in relationship development and maintenance.
  • How to treat grant funder relationships like individual donor relationships.  How to utilize board and staff connections in establishing relationships.
  • How to manage and improve relationships with grant funders.
  • How to develop a plan for what outreach activities to utilize and how to manage current grantor relationships.
  • How to transition relationships with funders during staffing changes.
  • How to enhance existing relationships with grant funders.

This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

   Relationship development with new potential funders is not a part of your current grant seeking process.

  Relationship maintenance with your current grant funders is not a conscious part of your current grant seeking process.

   There is room for improvement with how your organization establishes and maintains relationships with its new and existing grant funders.


This Webinar Includes the Following Supporting Material

1. A Grantmaker Relationship Outreach checklist.

2. A tool for managing your relationship touch points.

3. A free 30 minute follow-up consultation with Diane about your agency specific relationship building strategies.

**Don’t forget to check out Diane’s recent blog post about 6 Tips to Improve Grant Maker Relationships!**

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

What Attendees Said about This Webinar:

“This presenter is awesome!  I have attended several of her webinars and would be open to hearing her on virtually any topic related to securing grant funding.”

Patrice Zahry, Community Coordinated Care for Children

“This webinar was very insightful and touched on key points to creating and maintaining a relationship with grantors. I very much enjoyed the helpful suggestions regarding what would seem like a simple task  like reaching out via email or phone. While simple enough it can be very daunting to reach out to grantors especially when initially making that relationship.”

Kayla Rice, A Precious Child

“I'm an experienced grant writer / fund raising and the webinar encouraged me to  be more thoughtful about what I'm doing with grant maker relationships, while also offering a few ideas for immediate action -- new things to explore.”

Mark Donato, HealthCare Chaplaincy Network

“Presenter was very knowledgeable in her topic and broke the information down in a way that was logical on a personal level, and informative.”

Angeline Woodworth, Compeer

“Diane is a knowledgeable and engaging presenter who has a knack for making even basic principles interesting!”

Josephine Martell 

“Engaging, practical webinar to equip grantees in their first, fledgling steps in building grant-maker relationships, before and after being awarded a grant.”

Eileen Andrews, Sheep Inc.

“Very informative; as a contractor, it was interesting to hear Diane's opinion regarding contractors contacting foundations.”

Kerri Frank, Leonardtown Grants

“So many great and practical ideas.  Loved it!”

Wendy Montenegro, CASA Lane County

Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane has personally secured more than $42.8 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients. When not working on grant application for the federal government, state and local governments, and private foundations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.


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