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Are you ready to take the stress out of grants? Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST is ready to prepare attendees for their next grant proposal. 

Each presentation is tailored to your event, leaving attendees feeling like they belong and are heard. Whether a beginner or seasoned grant professional, attendees will gain a new confidence related to the best practices of grant seeking, from grant readiness and writing to mock review and clicking submit, as well as the impact that their work makes in their community.

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST, is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association, Certified Virtual Presenter through espeakers, Registered Scrum Trainer, Registered Scrum Master, Registered Product Owner, and Scrum@Scale Practitioner through the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Offering 30 – 90 minute keynote opportunities to energize your audience. 

Diane specializes in grant readiness, grant research, relationship building, grant writing, mock review, and more. 

Don't Let Grants Stress You Out

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. Contact us today to schedule Diane for in-person keynote speaking, virtual keynote speaking, webinars, and custom trainings tailored to fit your organization’s needs.

Schedule a call or email Megan Martin (, our Marketing and Training Product Owner, to book your keynote opportunity

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Diane Leonard is a knowledgeable and skilled presenter. I would highly recommend taking ANY topics offered by her.
Federal Grants 201
How to Feel Confident and Competitive as You Click Submit
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
Rachel Davis, MPH
Project Manager, Social Determinants of Health Survey Bureau of Epidemiology Services | Surveys and Data Analysis Unit NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Intermediate Grant Writing course (with DOHMH)
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!
Joanne Stewart
GPLH - Consultant for Nonprofits, Foundations and Corporate Citizenship programs at goodworks advisory group, llc
Grant Budgets that Tell a Story
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!
Grantmaker Relationships
Expressing Next-Level Gratitude
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!
Terri Morse
LMHC, Master CASAC Director Essex County Mental Health and Essex County Director Community Services
AHI Training
Diane made what can be an intimidating topic approachable. She broke down some practical steps that give one confidence to move forward.
Grant Maker Relationships 101
How to Get Started
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.
Ashaki Sorrell
GPA Michigan, Chapter Secretary