Free Nonprofit Webinar: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?

  • Duration
    45 Minutes
  • Author
    Diane Leonard, GPC
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.00 Points



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Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Free Nonprofit Webinar: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?
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If You're Unable to Attend the Live Webinar, You Will Get the Webinar Recording, & Slides

This course is brought to you by a GPA-approved trainer. Diane H. Leonard, GPC is one of only 20 GPA-approved trainers.

What is all the hype about relationships with grantmakers?

Why isn’t a well-written proposal *enough* to get the grant award?!

Participating in “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” - a FREE nonprofit course - will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant-seeking strategy.

In this live webinar, we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award.

We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • Why relationships with grantmakers are important.
  • How to learn what a grantmakers capacity is for relationships.
  • How to learn what a grantmakers preference is for relationships.
  • How to take steps to start a relationship with a grantmaker.

This Free Nonprofit Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • Relationship outreach with new grantmakers is not a part of your current grant-seeking process.
  • Relationship maintenance with current grantmakers is limited to contract requirements.
  • You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure how to approach grantmaker relationships.

Bonus, when you register: 

  1. You get a free CharityHowTo account
  2. Your slides will be added to your free CharityHowTo library
  3. The webinar recording will be added to your CharityHowTo library.
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  5. You can access and view your webinar recordings and slides anytime, anywhere.

What Attendees Said about This Nonprofit Webinar: 

“When I see an offering from Diane Leonard, if at all possible - I will ALWAYS register.  She is one of the best presenters around currently.”

Nona Baker

“A wonderful webinar with a seasoned professional who has been both a grant seeker and grant maker, so she understands well how to approach each entity to foster an appropriate relationship.”

Barbara Ruvolo

“What a wonderfully engaging host that made me really think outside of the box when it comes to grant funding.”

Chantal Downing, County of Riverside

“Diane Leonard is an excellent trainer, this is the second webinar I have attended that she facilitated and even though not all information was new, I still picked up a few great takeaways.  Very much worth the time spent in both cases.”

Neely Monemi, The Food Shuttle

“Diane Leonard was an exceptional presenter--engaging, funny, and clearly very well-prepared. I greatly appreciated having access to this free webinar and will continue to access the resources CharityHowTo has available!”

Shana Baiz, Brothers Against Banging Youth 

“Leonard knew what she was talking about. The webinar was content-rich, thank goodness! Well done.”

Dave Snyder

“I was impressed that Diane stated that " Relationship" is the most important feature and I agree 100%. I have been the treasurer of our charity for over 35-years. I know that supporters donate to us because they know me personally and I have built a genuine relationship with them.”

Joe Gray, SHARE Agriculture Foundation

“Today's webinar was delivered with energy, enthusiasm, and expertise.  The information provided was relevant and immediately applicable.  As a new grants professional, I am grateful.”

Mindy Goldberger, Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey

“Although I have been writing grants for many years, this FREE webinar provided many very helpful nuggets to help me grow in the fundraising field. For example, I learned several tactical steps for building relationships with grantmakers and successfully making connections between my organization and new funders.”

Davey King, Bluegrass Care Navigators

“I am new to grant writing and was struggling to understand how it works, should I call or email, when I should reach out and this webinar answered these questions for me! I am now feeling more confident. Thank you”

Amber Lawrence

“The webinar was filled with great content and tips for successful grant writing, delivered in a personal, down-to-earth way. Thanks!”

Lauren Brown

“Diane Leonard provides extremely clear and helpful information, especially given how many different types of nonprofits there are. She gives an excellent overview in a short time.”

Caitlin Cohn

“This was great! It reinforces things I had a gut feeling about and made me question some practices about how often I am engaging with our funding partners.”

Cindy Lengel-Russ

“The speaker provided great insight into the realm of foundation relationships. Definitely worth the time.”

Donna Ostrower, American Society of the University of Haifa

“Having worked in both non-profit organizations and now in education, this was very valuable for those starting out in grant-making. However, it was also a valuable reminder of many topics for those who have worked in the field.”

Katie McMillan, Casper College

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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