Published Books & Articles

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Published Books & Articles






DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services President/Owner Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a sought-after author on grant related topics. In addition to in addition to her own musings on the Grant Writer’s Blog, she currently writes for Charity Channel’s Grants & Foundation Review  and Grant Professional Association’s newsletter.

If you would like permission to republish one of her articles, or would like her to write a piece for your publication or blog, please contact us to make arrangements.


If you have missed any of her recent grant writing articles or published e-book contributions, you can find them here!


Blackbaud – e-book

A Decent Proposal: Finding Success in the Competitive World of Grants

Contributions by Diane H. Leonard, GPC, Clay Myers-Bowman, Jessica Wilson and Adam Roth

This e-book is made available to you for free by Blackbaud.


Charity Channel – Grants & Foundation Review

Professional Development for Grant Professionals: Formal Learning Versus Hands-on Experience – Originally Published October 21, 2015

Using Social Media to Research and Connect with Grant Funders – Fad or Best Practice? – Originally Published April 9, 2014

Grant Follies to Avoid – Originally Published October 16, 2013

Ethics throughout the Grant Profession: Writing, Implementation and Reporting – Originally Published May 17, 2013

Preparing for a Success (and Pain Free!) Grant Audit – Originally Published March 27, 2013

Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Gathering Statistics Before Writing A Grant Application – Originally Published February 6, 2013

Increasing Grant Revenue: Focusing on Improving Funder Relationships – Originally Published October 31, 2012

Involving Youth in Philanthropy – Grant Professionals Can Make a Difference – Originally Published September 12, 2012

Tips and Tricks from the Foundation Side – Originally Published July 4, 2012

You Name In Lights – Originally Published June 13, 2012

You Know You Are A Grant Writer When… – Originally Published May 16, 2012

Reducing the Stress of Identifying and Utilizing an Outside Evaluator – Originally Published April 18, 2012

Do You Continue to Write When An Application Doesn’t “Feel Right?” – Originally Published March 7, 2012


Charity Channel – We Review

Book Review: Grant Writing for Dummies, 4th Edition – Originally Published November 22, 2012

Book Review: Grant Writing Revealed: 25 Experts Share Their Art, Science, and Secrets – Originally Published October 30, 2012


Grant Professionals Association – “Take It For Granted” Newsletter

Can’t You Just Write It? – Originally Published August, 2015

Gratitude for Funders 365 Days a Year – Originally Published November 2014

My School Year Resolutions – Originally Published on August 26, 2014

Adjusting Grant Best Practices Based On Technology and Social Media – Originally Published on June 17, 2014

Habits of a Successful Grant Professional – Originally Published on April 18, 2014

This Holiday Season, My Certified Grant Professional Gave To Me…Twelve Grant Writing Tips – Originally Published in the Winter 2013 Newsletter, December 2013

Effective Research for a Proactive Grant Seeking Approach – Originally Published in the Fall 2013 Newsletter, September, 2013

#GrantChat: A Growing Professional Development Tool – Originally Published in the Summer 2013 Newsletter, June 2013

Brady Bunch Style Grant Writing Team – Originally Published in the Spring 2013 Newsletter, March 19, 2013


Northern NY Business Magazine

Consider a Proactive Grant Strategy – Originally Published on October 11, 2013 here.



The Benefits of Promise Zone Designations for Grant Applications

5 Tips to Continue Momentum While Waiting on a Grant

Does Uniform Grant Guidance Impact Us?

Federal Versus State Grant Readiness

Building Blocks of Federal Grant Registrations

Different Eligible Applicant Means Different Approach

Error Proofing Your Grant-Seeking Strategy

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