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. She currently writes for Charity Channel’s Grants & Foundation Review, Grant Professional Association’s newsletter, #fundchat, and Northern NY Business Magazine in addition to her own musings on the Grant Writer’s Blog.


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



The Value of Being Grant Professional Certified (GPC) – Originally Published on November 20, 2014

Six Tips to Avoid Common Grant Application Mistakes – Originally Published on March 14, 2014

Seven Qualities of Excellent Proposals – Originally Published on January 3, 2014

How to Draft Your Dream Grant Writing Team – Originally Published on December 2, 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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