Grant Writing Trainings
Our training team is made up of 8 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
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!
Participating in “How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and Sells!) Your Application’s Story” will walk you through, step-by-step, how to write a grant application that tells and sells the story of your proposal and will help get the grant award. Whether working on grant budgets for private foundations or for state and federal agencies, writing a bulletproof grant budget is a critical component of being awarded a grant.
In this live, interactive nonprofit training course we will look at the steps necessary to write a grant budget that regardless of the form provided will tell the complete story of your grant proposal. During the webinar, we will walk through each step of creating a budget. We will look at numerous budget form examples to discuss how the specific form helps tell your application’s story.
In this live, interactive nonprofit webinar, we will discuss how to best use the most common paid databases utilized by US-based nonprofits for foundation research and integrate that research with free research tools in order to draft an initial grant strategy. We will use proven tools and strategies to successfully compile the multitude of information and documents collected during the research process in order to create a prioritized proactive grant-seeking strategy.
Upcoming Intermediate Sessions
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.
In this live, interactive workshop, we will guide you through creating a program design blueprint (a logic model) that you can use to write all of your grants, whether foundation or government. We will look at specific successful examples to provide you with a variety of ways to present your organization’s programs and projects, and their impact, in a clear and concise logic model.
Trainers: Julie Paynotta, GPC, RSM and Beth Archer, GPC, RSM
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.
Trainers: Maggie Perry, GPC, RPO
In this live, interactive nonprofit development webinar, we will teach you how to go beyond putting together a grant application. We will teach you how to customize each proposal to include a compelling need statement and related SMART objectives to engage the grantmakers reading your proposals – the most effective grant-writing approach!
In this live, interactive nonprofit webinar, we will discuss how to maintain and enhance relationships with grantmakers through the expression of professional next-level gratitude 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: Expressing Next-Level Gratitude” will strengthen your grant funder relationship-building efforts and ultimately your grant funding success.
Upcoming Free Webinars
Participating in “Start Your 2024 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2023 and how to set goals for 2024 that will help expand your grant-seeking strategy and revenue. We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.
Upcoming GPA Chapter Webinars
DH Leonard Consulting offers 15 FREE GPA Chapter webinars as a Business Alliance Member of the GPA. If you wish to schedule one of these trainings for your Chapter, please reach out to Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you have scheduled a GPA Chapter webinar with our team and wish to be included on our upcoming list please reach out to Megan at email@example.com
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