Mastering the Critical 1st Step for Grants: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

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



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

A Whopping 96% 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 18 GPA approved trainers.

A common first step of private foundation applications is the letter of inquiry (LOI). Not to be confused with a letter of intent often required by government grant makers, letters of inquiry can be a barrier to grant seeking success if you aren’t careful. You need to engage your letter of inquiry reader right away to be invited to submit a full proposal.

Participating in the webinar “Mastering the Critical 1st Step for Grants: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)” will walk you through, step-by-step, how to write a letter of inquiry that will grab your potential funder’s attention.

In this live, interactive webinar we will look at the steps necessary to write a successful letter of inquiry that will elicit the request for a full proposal from a grant maker that you are seeking.

We will look at and critique successful and unsuccessful LOIs to help understand how to improve your own LOI for future submissions.

Participating in “Mastering the Critical 1st Step for Grants: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)” will give you the basic steps necessary to successfully write a compelling letter of inquiry whether in a limited online form, two page hard copy letter, or anything in between.

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:
  • What are the steps of developing a successful letter of inquiry
  • How to create a compelling story within a short word or character limit
  • How to write an outstanding letter of inquiry even if a grant maker does not provide a required format
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. A Letter of Inquiry checklist for success.
  2. A letter of inquiry (LOI) development tool to help you gather and document the key components of a successful letter of inquiry.
  3. Tools for managing Relationship Touch Points.
  4. Personal review of your own LOI by the presenter at a mutually available time.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“Participating in the webinar helped me feel confident in my new grant-related job duties because it helped me understand the little steps that I can take to make the whole journey more understandable and approachable.”

Jennifer Bresee, Revenwood

“Diane's experience in the grants world gives her a great perspective to share with those who are just starting to learn this craft. She is concise and clear in her delivery and responsive to participants.”

Deb Wells, Alzheimer's Association

“I would recommend this webinar to anyone beginning a career in grant writing and having trouble figuring out where to start. Because of the information I learned, I feel I can move forward more confidently in the grant process.”

Madelyn Hogrebe, GenerateHealth

“I eagerly awaited this Webinar as I had so many unanswered and gray areas in this field. I learned more than I anticipated and definitely enjoyed the presenter. Diane knows her topics, for sure!”

Cathy Purves, Trout Unlimited

“Diane Leonard is a great presenter, giving us knowledge at the same time she's answering our impromptu questions. I learned a lot from this webinar!”

Michelle Barrentine

“The information and interactive format was engaging and invaluable!”

Nanci DuBois

“Diane provided great information on how to craft an informative and compelling letter of inquiry.”

Lexie Haglund, Garden Club of Virginia

“Diane was wonderfully professional and it was great to hear her speaking from the point of view of somebody who has read a lot of funding requests!  She gave me some excellent ideas on how to stand out in my future LOI's.”

Lindsey Gray, Girl Scouts of Maine

“As someone new to grant writing, this webinar was informative, well-structured and engaging!”

Sophie Halter, Children of Promise NYC

“I've written MANY letters of inquiry, but with little to no feedback.  Diane breaks down the LOI process into what pitfalls to avoid and how best to construct your proposal for maximum effect.”

David Jones, Ragazzi Boys Chorus

“As a Development Associate, I am new to the world of preparing and submitting grant reports.  Diane was fantastic with her presentation, and gave me just enough information to help master the grant application process without feeling overwhelmed.”

Megan Wynn, HopeWay

About Your Topic Expert:

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association. Diane and her team have secured more than $62.1 million dollars in competitive grant awards since 2006 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, Slides, and Bonus Materials

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