How to Knock Your Grantmaker's Socks Off (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points



98% of Post-webinar Survey Respondents Rated this Nonprofit Webinar Recording as Great to Excellent!

This recorded course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only 20 people in the entire world who is a GPA approved trainer.

Get instant access to  “How to Knock Your Grantmaker’s Socks Off” so you learn how to write a grant application that will engage your grantmaker *every* time and knock their socks off with your grant application.

During this webinar recording we look at the steps necessary to write a narrative grant application that not only engages your reviewers, but compels them to want to advocate for you to receive the grant award. We will go step by step through how to achieve this in each portion of your process from identifying a funding opportunity to clicking submit for an application.

Viewing  “How to Knock Your Grantmaker’s Socks Off” will give you the critical steps to follow for implementing a “mock review” in your organization to have your editing process mimic that of a grant review process so you start to think like a grantmaker. You’ll see first hand how the mock review process dramatically changes and increases the competitiveness of each application.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • How to grab your grantmaker’s attention in all aspects of your grant application
  • How to write a concise, compelling and competitive narrative grant application
  • How to compel your grantmakers to advocate for your proposal through the common elements of narrative grant applications
  • How to create a mock review process in your organization as part of your editing process

This Webinar Recording 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. A proposal development tool to help create your grant outline.
  2. A checklist for success to use before submitting all grant applications.
  3. A guide to creating an internal mock review process in your own organization.
  4. The Slides

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

"Diane was informative and engaging. She didn't rush through the material and ensured everyone was abreast of industry terms and understood the content."

Edith Brown

"I am just diving back into the grant writing space after a 5+ year hiatus. This webinar was excellent as a refresher as well as helping me get 'brain-reengaged,' excited and gain a greater understanding of grant writing best practices about which I had not previously known."

Jill Farmer, Save the Storks®

"CharityHowTo does a great job of all-killer-no-filler -- presenters are knowledgeable and focus on imparting practical knowledge in an easily absorbed form."

Alex Bennet

“Diane did a great job conveying tips for successful grant writing. Her presentation was engaging and provided great examples of the topics she covered. I really found the discussion on using infographics and work plans or logic models directly in the grant narratives to make it easier for reader to understand and break up the narrative. The idea of a mock review was also interesting to consider incorporating. Overall, time well spent.”

Beth Markham, The Cycle Effect

“Diane is clearly an expert in her field! She did a great job of encouraging participation and engaging with listeners.”

Dana Glass

“While I'm an experienced advancement professional, I'm just starting my first adventure into grant seeking and writing. This webinar provided great, easy to understand ideas and tools that I feel I can use now to help increase my success.”

Abee Payton

“Diane's overview of the mock review process is likely to change the way I have worked up until this point. Getting information from clients is a killer, and lack of information often results in a mediocre application that could have been stellar. Using Diane's framework for the mock review process not only makes perfect sense, but I believe it will be a game-changer for my work.  The mock review will help retrieve the feedback I need versus getting suggestions for minor editing errors, typos, etc. “

Paula Swope

“Diane provided invaluable insight into the grant writing process from both sides. Terrific webinar!”

Ginger DeShaney, Mito Action

“This webinar provides a great foundation for anyone new to grant writing. It goes into the details needed to be included in a proposal and how to best construct your proposal. If you are just starting off in the grant writing profession, this is a great course to take as it will walk you through the basics and provide you the opportunity to ask questions.” 

Gina Parisi

“The webinar "How to Write a Grant to Knock your Reviewer's Socks Off" offered good advice.  The tips made were practical and accessible for large or small organizations.  The presenter was engaging and easy to understand.  She presented in a very clear and organized fashion.”  

Evita Smedley, SEEC

“This was one of the most useful webinars I have attended. It was incredibly helpful and engaging with loads of practical tips!”

Amy Pennenga, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ

About Your Topic Expert

Diane H. Leonard, GPC  is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane has personally secured more than $62.1 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients. When not working on grant applications to the federal government, state and local governments, or private foundations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.


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