New! Grant Writing 201: Making Your Grant Application Stand Out

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



If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording and Slides.

This course is brought to you by a Grant Professional Certified (1 of less than 400 in the world). Diane H. Leonard, GPC is also 1 of only 20 GPA approved trainers.

In this live, interactive nonprofit webinar we will teach you how to go beyond putting together a grant application. You will learn how to engage the grantmaker by customizing each proposal to include a compelling need statement and SMART objectives.

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to use the GPC competencies as a benchmark in advancing your career, specifically:
  • Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development;
  • Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application; and
  • Knowledge of nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers.
  • How to write a compelling need statement;
  • How to write  SMART objectives;
  • How to enhance the way you tell your organization’s story; and
  • How to increase the competitiveness of your proposals with an emphasis on proposals to foundations.

As a grant professional with at least a few grant applications funded, you have seen a variety of grant guidelines and requirements. You have seen the difference that grants make in your community. Yet you are also always working to build your skills and increase the competitiveness of each application you submit for your employer or your clients.

Whether you are considering pursuing the formal credential during your career or not, the review of these advanced tactics for each competency will help elevate your work as a grant professional. Using the competencies of the Grant Professionals Credential (GPC), we will walk through how to utilize the intermediate level skills for the writing-related competencies in your work.

We will focus heavily on compelling need statements, writing strong SMART objectives, and telling your organization’s story in this live, interactive webinar.

This Webinar is Perfect for You if…

  • You have been a grant professional for 1 year or more;
  • You have written at least five funded grant proposals;
  • You are looking to improve your grant writing skills to further your career;
  • You have participated in beginner grant writing courses, webinars, or trainings.

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Skills inventory checklist for the 9 GPC competencies
  2. SMART objectives worksheet
  3. Storytelling development guide
  4. Storytelling in grants worksheet
  5. The webinar slides
  6. The webinar recording

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

"As always, Diane was terrific -- she knows her topics inside-out!!! Thanks so much."

Debbie McDevitt, Parisi House on the Hill

"Diane offers clear and concise information applicable to real-world situations."

Jeffrey Cornett, Muskingum County Library System 

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (1 of less than 400 in the world) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association (1 of only 20 in the world). Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $62.1 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. 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.

If You Register and Cannot Attend, You Will Get the Webinar Recording and Slides.

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