Grant Writing For Nonprofits 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins! (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points


grant writing for nonprofits
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A Whopping 92% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only 25 GPA approved trainers.

Writing grants is not just about the words you use, or the statistics you utilize. It is is a complicated combination of factors to engage your grantmakers so that they say “Yes!” and you win the grant award for your organization.

“Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!” will provide you with the basic knowledge and understanding of what elements go into a successful grant application once you have identified an opportunity you want to apply for.

Presenter, Diane H. Leonard, has secured more than $61.6 million in competitive grant awards in the past ten years. In this nonprofit webinar recording you will learn how to create compelling grant application elements that tell a story so YOU can secure grants for your organization too. We will focus on how to use the common key elements to create a competitive grant application that tells a story that engages the grant reviewer and clearly outlines how you will use the requested grant funds to achieve the stated goals and objectives.  

We will look at individual samples of previous applications and discuss how to strengthen them in order to be more competitive and more successful in securing grant awards. We will walk through the critical elements for cover letters/emails, need statements, project descriptions, work plans and logic models, and budget to help get you started on writing a grant that wins!

Grant Writing 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins!” will give you a strong framework for your grant writing efforts to ensure that you are putting together highly competitive grant applications and ultimately achieving your desired grant funding success.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How grant applications vary by funder type
  • How to competitively address the common key elements of a grant proposal
  • How to develop an initial outline for a grant application
  • How to create compelling grant application elements that tells a story
    • Cover Letter
    • Executive Summary
    • Statement of Need
    • Project Description
    • Budget
    • Organization Capacity
  • How grant funder research and relationship building support submitting a competitive grant application

This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking; or
  • You are looking to increase your success percentage and craft more competitive grant applications.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1.  Proposal development tool
  2. Grant application checklist for success
  3. Grant application template
  4. Approved grant application summary

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“Diane was engaging and knowledgeable. I definitely learned some new information which I will apply to my work in grant writing.” 

Hanne Hawkins, Center for Autism Education

“There was plenty of personalizing in the session done by Diane, the speaker and it was informative.”

Khalila King, Above the Treeline

“Diane is a cogent teacher and guide. She provided intelligent, actionable insights, promoted dialogue throughout the presentation via chat, and offered great examples of best (and worst) practices. Thanks!”

Ridgeway Addison

“It was a great introduction to successful Grant Writing. I know a lot more than before - that's great! And it helped me connect with what I do know so that I can more efficiently and confidently begin grant applications.”

William Cruse, The Kaleidoscope Institute 

“Diane's clear step-by-step approach to preparing for, and writing, grants takes the complexity out of the process.  The supplemental materials provided are very useful tools to aid the overall process.“

Lisa Keenan, UCHealth

“This was incredibly informative. I appreciated the interactive components and the examples to help illustrate both the good and the bad in grant writing.”

Amanda Swearingen, ICAN Dog

“This was my first such seminar.  It was extremely helpful in making me more knowledgeable and in pointing me in the direction i need to go to become more proficient in understanding the grant writing process.“

Aidsand Wright-Riggins

“It was very informative, as it included details that I can now use within funders' templates to organize how I present my proposal.”

Michelle Williams, Centre for Indigenous Theatre

“Good Refresher course. Having been in Development for 25 years in one capacity or another, this reminded me to keep it simple and consistent.” 

Susan Rohn, Yocum Institute for Arts Education

“Wonderful webinar filled with extensive information to help beginner or intermediate grant writers dive into writing more compelling applications.”

Cait Fenello, Clear Thoughts Foundation

“CharityHowTo offers incredible resources for folks in the nonprofit field.”


“This webinar was extremely well organized, easy to follow, filled with excellent information and took us step by step through the process, using specific examples and tools.”

Paula Nassivera

About Your Topic Expert

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST, SM, SPO is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association and Certified Virtual Trainer. Diane is also a Scrum Trainer,  Scrum Master, and Scrum Product Owner through Scrum inc.

Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $66.75 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association.

When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

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