Grant Writing Trainings
Our training team is made up of dedicated GPA approved trainers, and is 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.
We offer a variation of ALL listed topics as 1-hour or 90-minute webinars, ½ or full day in-person workshops, and multi-day mastermind classes.
To get started, select one of our topics or schedule a time to discuss customizing a topic of your choice.
Upcoming Beginner Sessions
The grant life cycle is continuous and never ending (Readiness -> Research -> Relationships -> wRiting -> Reporting), but starts every time with grant readiness. In this session we will look at what it means to be grant ready, the foundation of successful grant writing strategies for organizations of all shapes and sizes. We will also look at how to measure grant readiness and to monitor changes in readiness as changes occur within an organization as this attentiveness helps to ensure the sustainability of a successful grant seeking strategy.
Participating in “Mastering the Critical 1st Step for Grants: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)” 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.
Join this nonprofit training on how to write grants for nonprofits, and learn the tools to write the best LOI you can write, so you can take your nonprofit organization on the right way of the application process for nonprofit grants!
Learn how to use storytelling in grants beyond a simple quotation from a client. We guide you step-by-step through multiple examples with different storytelling approaches to use in your own grant applications.
- Use engaging stories in foundation grant applications;
- Balance client and organizational stories with statistics;
- Effectively integrate stories in government grant applications; and
- Ensure your story is consistent across all grant application elements and attachments
Upcoming Intermediate Sessions
Yes, small and medium-sized nonprofits go after large grants of six figures or more all the time, but unfortunately, they are often denied despite the hard work and effort that the awesome organizations put into them. The most common reason regardless of the organization or funder being applied to that they are not awarded is most because they lack the preparation that is needed to craft a highly competitive application. Rather, with the best of intentions, the organization “just” dives right into the writing overlooking key steps to complete before starting the grant application itself.
In this workshop, we will teach you how to facilitate a process that can be used to support any grant application process but is FANTASTIC for large grants (whether foundation or government) or six figures (or more!) so that your actual writing work in grant applications is as competitive as possible.
This in-depth, easy to understand, grant training gives you a broad overview of the grant process, including assessing grant readiness, conducting federal grant research, collaborating with partners, and developing budgets and work plans.
Upcoming Free Webinars
Join us for the #LearnGrants Online Summit as our line-up of trainers share some of their best tips and strategies to support your grant related work. What better way is there to celebrate International Grant Professionals Day (#IGPD) than by spending time polishing your knowledge with grant professionals from around the world?!
This free 2-hour event is designed for you to come and go as your schedule allows. Each of our 6 presenters will give their 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of live Q & A on a set schedule so you can log in for the sessions you choose. Don’t worry, if your schedule doesn’t allow you to make it to all 6 presentations, all of the recordings will be emailed to registrants after the event.
Participating in “10 Tips for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy” will provide you with insider knowledge about what funders are looking for and some specific tips you can use when reaching out to funders and crafting nonprofit grant applications. Having served as a Program Officer for a statewide public foundation, Diane is uniquely qualified to help you best translate and understand the materials put out by funders.
In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant-seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.
What is all the hype about relationships with grantmakers?
Why isn’t a well-written proposal *enough* to get the grant award?!
Participating in “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” – a FREE nonprofit course – will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant-seeking strategy.
In this live webinar, we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award.
We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.
On Demand Webinars
In this one-hour recorded webinar, you will learn the basics of grant writing including what the life cycle of the grant seeking process is. Dig in and strengthen your understanding of grant writing with this brand-new webinar.
You will learn about:
- Grant Readiness,
- Grant research,
- Grantmaker relationships,
- Grant wRiting, and