How to Successfully Tell Your Story in Your Grant Application (Recording)

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



This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer.  Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only 15 GPA approved trainers.

A Whopping 90% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

“How to Successfully Tell Your Story in Your Grant Application” will teach you how to craft a compelling story in your grant application using all required elements of the grant application. From the abstract to the budget and all narrative elements in between, we will walk through how to create a consistent and competitive story.

Storytelling is not only a key to successful fundraising efforts with individual donors. Storytelling is also a key element for successful grant writing.  While some grant applications lend themselves to a major donor style storytelling approach, every government grant application also tells a story to the reviewer scoring your application. In “How to Successfully Tell Your Story in Your Grant Application” we will address the differences in how to tell your story for foundation grant applications versus in government grant applications.

Competitive grants draw the reviewer into the need and the proposed program or project and engage them in such a way that they are compelled to advocate for the proposal. In “How to Successfully Tell Your Story in Your Grant Application” we will walk through the ways to include storytelling elements like client success stories into your grant proposals to strengthen the story your application tells.

What You Will Learn from this Recorded Nonprofit Webinar

  • How telling your story varies by the type of grantmaker
  • How your organization’s story looks and potentially sounds different between foundation and government proposals;
  • How to use engaging stories in foundation grant applications;
  • How to effectively integrate stories in government grant applications; and
  • How to tell your organization’s story in character counted choppy online applications.

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 storytelling checklist for foundation grants.
  2. A storytelling checklist for government grants.
  3. The slides.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar:

“This is an excellent introduction to grant writing with wise guidance on the perspective from which to structure a proposal.”

Bevan Linsley, Aquidneck Community Table

“The material Diane presented provided me with wonderful insight to storytelling and how to improve and enable my team's ability to write and prepare winning proposals for government and foundation funding opportunities.”

Brandy Hudson, Youth Advocate Programs

“This was one of the best presented and most helpful webinars I've attended in the past year! The information was tactical and applicable, and Diane was incredibly engaging and efficient.”

Rebekah Meyerowitz, Partnership For A Healthier America

“Diane provided new insight, even for someone who has been writing grants for nearly six years, as well as very helpful examples of storytelling in grants. “

Katie McGrath, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

“This webinar served to both reinforce what I knew about storytelling in grant applications and also gave new ideas on how I can be more effective to better increase our chance of being awarded the grant “

Jason Bruni, Teton Science Schools

"This was a great reminder of how important it is that we connect with our reviewers.  Thanks"

Tammy Carruthers, Chemainus Theatre

“Diane Leonard is a knowledgeable, skilled, and engaging presenter. There is a usable take-away from each of her sessions. As a seasoned professional, I highly recommend sharpening your tools by studying with her.”

Barbara Polston, Child Crisis Arizona

“As a seasoned grantwriter, I was skeptical that this webinar would have much to offer. I was pleasantly surprised, as the content was fresh, engaging, and gave me so much to think about. I'm inspired to find ways that I can continue to grow as a compelling grantwriter.”

Christy Moceri, Live Without Fear

“The webinar treated me in an intelligent manner while realizing that novices need easy to understand instruction, specific examples, and a welcoming and gentle presentation.  All done with a "coach like" atmosphere aimed to send me into the grant writing game prepares (so I am confident) and confident to succeed.”

Barbra Moeller

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 for the federal government, state and local governments, and 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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