Diane H. Leonard, GPC, CSPO, CSM is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association. Diane is also a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner through Scrum Alliance, Inc.
Our team is happy to work with you on scheduling Diane for in person key-note speaking, webinars, and custom trainings tailored to fit to your organization’s needs.
We are excited to help your organization by strengthening your grant readiness and enhancing your grant writing skills and practices to increase your chances of securing grant funding.
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Diane Leonard is a knowledgeable and skilled presenter. I would highly recommend taking ANY topics offered by her.
As someone who teaches part-time, I recognize a natural born instructor when I see one. Diane is such an amazing instructor--a gift that not many possess. She is very knowledgeable, welcomes questions ( seamlessly working them into her lessons) and prepares a flexible curriculum that allows her to switch to topics relevant to her audience/class. However, the best thing about Diane is her passion for her work and her very dynamic nature. Her energy and attitude are contagious and, she makes you think about grants differently. I have taken Basic and Intermediate courses with Diane and she has a consistent teaching style across courses, which I love. I hope to have another opportunity to work with Diane! I can't say enough good things about her. Thanks so much Diane for making me a better grant professional
Diane led a terrific custom webinar, "Grant Budgets that Tell a Story" for our Grant Professional of Lower Hudson members. The information presented was thorough and covered many different grant application budget formats and budget topics. Diane provided useful tips about how to design a budget that will lead to grant success. We especially liked Diane's references to actual organizations and how their budgets were constructed. Diane is a warm and engaging speaker and we would love to have her back again soon!
Even after years of work as a grantwriter, Diane's webinar provided actionable ideas to help me take my grantmaking relationships to the next level. I'm usually happy if I get one or two good ideas from a webinar or workshop, and I got several!
Thank you to you and Diane for yesterday's presentation. While I'm very inexperienced at grant writing, Diane left me with more confidence that I could actually take a stab at it. I've been to these kinds of workshops before and they felt more like the presenter's perspective was a "I'll give you some information, but not enough so that you'll need to call me for future grant writing efforts." Thank you for giving us great tools, too!
Diane made what can be an intimidating topic approachable. She broke down some practical steps that give one confidence to move forward.
Diane Leonard conducted an amazing webinar for our GPA chapter titled "Think Like a Reviewer." The material was easy to follow, but introduced new strategies that beginners and veteran grant professionals could implement almost immediately. Diane structured the presentation so it was interactive and caused the audience to think. I look forward to her presenting to our chapter again in the future.