Proposal Development & Communication Strategies

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Topic: Proposal Development & Communication Strategies
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Grant Readiness Score: Case Studies, Averages, and Lessons Learned through the GRASP Tool
During this session, presenter Diane H. Leonard, GPC will share the trends learned through the grant seeking organizations that have taken the GRASP Tool to date, looking at averages, successes, strengths and areas for improvement. She will highlight three specific organization case studies, made anonymous for the publication, to highlight the ways that different scores and areas of strength shown through the GRASP tool are indicators of grant seeking success.

Presenter: Diane H. Leonard, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
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Date Recorded: 04/27/2017
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Let's Get Down to Business! A Case Study of a Small Business Engagement
If you get calls from small businesses, asking for help finding grants, and don’t know how to respond, this webinar is for you! 
 
Rachel Werner, GPC, and Micki Vandeloo, GPC, had such a request, and developed a comprehensive approach for the client, playing on the strengths of this team of grant professionals.  Rachel and Micki will introduce for-profit funding, discuss the situation, the approach they used and provide recommendations for small business funding referrals. 

 
You will leave this webinar equipped to deal with that next inquiring phone call from a small business!

Presenters: Micki Vandeloo, GPC and Rachel Werner, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 08/18/2016
GPC Competencies: 01. Funding Resources; 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 07. Professionalism; 08. Funder Relationships

Dollars and Sense: The Essential Questions of Nonprofit Sustainability
This presentation will orient participants to the multi-dimensional nature of organizational sustainability and argue that financial resources are a necessary but not sufficient condition for long-term organizational viability and sustainability. Dr. Moore will present several compelling perspectives of sustainability and suggest that each have important contributions to make when nonprofits are considering their own unique path to sustainability. Bill will share his experience in helping grantees with their own sustainability planning and the approach used by his Foundation to bring clarity to this complex issue. The presentation will offer 12 Sustainability Questions that the REACH Healthcare Foundation asks of each potential partner and grantee and concludes with Red Flags that trigger sustainability concerns when reviewing proposals.

Presenter: Dr. William Moore
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Early-Career; Mid-Career; Advanced
Date Recorded: 07/14/2016
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

The Power of Social Networks: Pre Through Post Grant Award
Co­presenters Diane H. Leonard, GPC and Jo Miller, GPC, Certified Social Media Strategist will share their experiences as successful grant seekers and grant managers utilizing social networks in the grant cycle from pre­award through post­award management. Social networks are changing the way we communicate, design our programs, capture data, build and maintain relationships, seek and share information and build our skills as professionals.

In this workshop we will focus on how to utilize the different social media networks in order to research current and potential grant funders, interact with those funders from pre­award through post­award and use the power of social network connections and data to advance our organizations' and projects' goals.

Presenters: Diane H. Leonard, GPC and Jo Miller, GPC, CSMS
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 05/26/2016
GPC Competencies: 01. Funding Resources; 07. Professionalism; 08. Funder Relationships

Learning to Answer the Sustainability Question
The sustainability question is a stumbling block for many grant professionals. Federal, and state government grants, as well as foundation and corporate grants all ask a sustainability question in one form or another.
The intuitive and seemingly easy answer is usually, “I’ll just work harder, do my job better and write more grants.” However, this answer will not get you any points and in some cases, end your grant proposal’s review entirely.
As a seasoned grant professional and owner of a grant development consulting firm, Margit Brazda Poirier writes hundreds of proposals for dozens of organizations, large and small. Danny Blitch is a long-time grant professional specializing in the difficult terrain of federal grants is also an expert fundraiser. With more than 40-years of proposal development between us - if you are thinking it, we have tried it or read it as a reviewer. We are going to share our tips for answering this important question.
We will discuss common pitfalls, how to avoid the easy answer trap, and a truck load of tips for grant professionals of all service levels. 

Presenters: Danny Blitch, GPC and Margit Brazda Poirier
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 04/14/2016
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Grant Readiness: Beyond Wanting Grant Revenue
Grant readiness is one of the most important factors for grant seekers to consider, relative to each potential application. Grant readiness comes through in all aspects of your grant seeking. However, measuring grant readiness rather than using personal interpretation has been a challenge to this point.
The new DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services proprietary grant readiness online assessment tool, the Grant Readiness Assessment & Strategy Prep (GRASP) Tool will be shared with all participants to try with their specific organizations and/or clients.

Presenter: Diane H. Leonard, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Early-Career, Mid-Career, Advanced
Date Recorded: 03/23/2016
GPC Competency: 02. Organizational Development

Capital Campaigns and Grants: Learn the 5 Essential Elements
Capital grants are unique, requiring different methods, focus, and approaches than other types of grant proposals. And who doesn’t need funding for IT hardware, vans, or facilities? According to a 2014 Foundation Center report, 10% of all grant funding from private and corporate foundations--$2.3B in awards—supported capital projects. You can get your share by following five essentials for success. Join our webinar to learn how!

Presenter: Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Begginer; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 08/13/2015
GPC Competencies: 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Data for Dollar$$: How to Access Census Data

This session will introduce a number of simple ways to access statistics from the Census Bureau’s website.  Each of the featured tools has limitations – in populations served, geographic levels available, number and type of variables covered, and data sources used -- and we will look at each one in depth so that grant professionals can make informed decisions about their use.  The main benefits of all of the simple data access tools is ease of use – little or no training required – and very few clicks to the data!

We will then navigate the Census Bureau’s main data access tool -- the American FactFinder –first with the Address Search function, then by using the Guided Search and Advanced Search portals to explore the vast collection of (nearly 70,000) pre-formatted data tables waiting for discovery and use by grant professionals.

Suggested Prerequisite: Data for Dollar$$: Tell a Story With Census Data (below)

Presenter: Linda Clark
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 07/23/2015
GPC Competencies: 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications

Data for Dollar$$: Tell a Story With Census Data
This session will provide grant professionals with the basics needed to use Census Bureau data appropriately and effectively in proposals, reports, and program evaluations. We will start with a description of the two main demographic programs, the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey and the benefits (and drawbacks) of the data they produce.  We will then cover the Federal government’s definitions of race and ethnicity and the different ways those data appear in tabulations.  Geography is the framework on which the Census Bureau organizes data from all programs, so we will examine the legal and statistical areas for which we produce data and how they relate to one another.  Tips on how to present the data will follow, followed by a tour of resources helpful to grant professionals, including links to the Census Bureau’s homepage and external Federal government sites.

Presenter: Linda Clark
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 07/09/2015
GPC Competencies: 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Strategically Planning Your Grant Proposals
Do you have more on your to-do list than you can possibly accomplish? Have you identified more grant opportunities than you can reasonably accomplish by their deadlines? Do you feel pulled in a million directions and leave the office feeling like you have accomplished nothing? If this describes you, then this presentation is for you!  

Strategic planning and strategic thinking provide a tool to help you prioritize your work, completing the most important tasks while providing a rationale for those that do not become a priority. We will apply the basic tenants of strategic planning to grant seeking activities: identifying your starting point and what you value; outlining your ultimate goal and vision of success; identifying the factors that stand between where you start and where you ultimately hope to end; and developing a plan that takes your strengths and weaknesses into consideration to help you achieve your ultimate goal. We will also talk about how to evaluate your plan to assure that you continue to move toward your goal and effectively communicate your plan to your boss.

Presenter: Linda Wastyn, PhD
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Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 06/18/2015
GPC Competency: 02. Organizational Development

For-Profit Funding: Why For-Profit Companies Need Grants Too!
This presentation is being delivered to educate grant professionals, who are typically very focused on the non-profit sector, on the opportunities involved with grant writing for the for-profit sector.  The goal of this presentation is to provide an understanding of the funding needs of for-profit companies; the unique nature of for-profit grant writing; best practices when working with for-profit companies; real life case studies to illustrate the approach and challenges; and typical funding sources for for-profit clients.

Presenter: Micki Vandeloo, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 08/27/2014
GPC Competencies: 02. Organizational Development; 04. Effective Grant Applications

Milestones in Developing a Grant Ready Nonprofit Series: Establishing the Right Grants Mentality in Your Organization
Milestones in Developing a Grant Ready Nonprofit is a series of webinars designed to help grant professionals and the organizations they represent in developing the internal and external assets grant makers seek when investing in social change.
 
The first webinar in this series – Establishing the Right Grants Mentality in Your Organization – provides an overview of the key elements required to get started on the right path. Establishing the right grants mentality is a critical first step to being successful in any strategic grant seeking program. The internal culture and mindset of your organization will exert a strong influence on the development path you choose and the momentum you gain along the way. Melanie will share some tools for getting the whole team “on the same page” and moving in one direction. 

Presenter: Melanie Negrin
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner
Date Recorded: 08/06/2014
GPC Competency: 02. Organizational Development

Grants as Part of Your Capital Campaign?
Can you raise capital for building projects through grants? Yes….and No! Grants should certainly be a part of your overall campaign strategy but a capital campaign requires community support as well. In this webinar we will look at how to determine your organization’s internal and external readiness to conduct a campaign. We will discuss the infrastructure needed to run a successful campaign. We will also discuss the planning/feasibility study and the role of individuals, foundations, and corporations in the study and the campaign.  And of course, we will discuss the role grants play and how you can best position your organization to secure them.

Presenters: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE and Susan Schaefer, CFRE
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 07/24/2014
GPC Competencies: 02. Organizational Development; 05. Post-Award Grant Mangement

Advanced Search Techniques for Grant Writers: Adding More Depth to Your Statement of Need
The Statement of Need is the single most important element of any grant proposal’s persuasive argument. Research by Lynn Miner (grant writer-extraordinaire and founder of Miner & Associates) found reviewers consider it the most influential part of the application (the “do or die” section). So how can you make your Statement of Need outshine the rest?

Consider using different sources. When’s the last time you built your case using grey lit, white papers, and the peer-reviewed literature?
Join a professional grant writer and an experienced medial librarian as they share advanced search techniques to find the evidence you need from these sources. (Bonus: advanced techniques you learn in this webinar are directly applicable to grant prospecting in subscription-based databases!)

Presenters: Becki Daniels, MLS and Heather Stombaugh, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 03/12/2014
GPC Competency: 04. Effective Grant Applications

Grant Proposal Feedback Clinic
Could you use some targeted feedback on your Letter of Intent or brief grant proposal? Have you participated in trainings but find you need some individual feedback to fine-tune your draft (one you’re currently working on or one you recently submitted)?

While your colleagues may be helpful (or maybe just too busy), an outside perspective is often exactly what you need to view your work as a funder might. That’s the idea behind the Feedback Clinic, a safe online space where you will share drafts with your peers and the instructor (a seasoned grant writer with more than 15 years of experience). Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear from outside reviewers from the comfort of your own office!

Join us to learn from the one-on-one, detailed feedback on the two submitted proposals and listen as others share their feedback and suggestions. Learn from others’ successes and challenges (“case studies”), and practice providing analytical feedback. 

Presenter: Dalya Massachi, M.A.
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour
Level of Experience: Intermediate
Date Recorded: 02/27/2014
GPC Competency: 04. Effective Grant Applications

Effective Pre-Planning for Grant Applications
Do you have a plan for how you approach the application process for grant opportunities?  How about when a large application has been identified as a fit prior to the formal release of a NOFA or FOA?  A systematic approach to your pre-application planning will yield winning results.  Having a solid understanding of pre-planning strategies and tools will help your pre-planning efforts be as effective as possible and translate into additional grant dollars.

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss why pre-planning for grant applications is important and how to educate colleagues about the importance of engaging in the pre-planning process.  We will share case studies related to pre-planning and discuss proven tools and strategies in moving through the pre-planning process to have a well thought out formal application development process.

Presenter: Diane Leonard, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 09/18/2013
GPC Competency: 04. Effective Grant Applications

Measuring the Effect of Your Programs
To be successful at winning grants in an increasingly competitive environment that demands greater accountability, nonprofit organizations must be able demonstrate and communicate the effectiveness and impact of their programs. Knowing what to measure and how to measure it are essential to communicating effectively with supporters and in convincing grant makers to invest in programs. In this session, you will learn the basics of developing measures that communicate clear and meaningful information about the impact of your programs to supporters and grant makers.

Presenter: Scott Herr, Ph.D.
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 07/24/2013
GPC Competency: 03. Effective Program/Project Design

Strategies for Clearly Communicating Your Impact
Outcomes are important to program officers and program staff, but messaging is an important element of raising new funds. How do grant writers effectively combine the two? Is it possible or even purposeful?

The simple answer is yes. Through this webinar, learn how the way you write evaluation measures in your proposals effects “the ask” and its results. Learn how to:
1. Write clear outcome measures
2. Measure more meaningful outcomes
3. Write more compelling fundraising messages
4. Use new media to communicate impact

Learn to use new techniques to make more compelling messages that resonate with potential funders and yield more grants.
This webinar addresses the following GPCI Validated Competencies and Skills (IIRP, 2006):
  • Identify accurate and appropriate data sources to support proposal narratives
  • Identify proposal-writing approaches, styles, tones, and formats appropriate for proposing organizations and various audiences
  • Identify methods of relationship cultivation, communication, recognition, and stewardship

Presenters: Heather Stombaugh, GPC and Scott Herr, PhD
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 06/19/2013 
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 08. Funder Relationships

What am I Measuring? The Construction of Variables and Their Utilization to Improve Program Development and Program Assessment
The intent of this presentation is to assist attendees in understanding and developing quality variables to enhance the value of both program development and assessment. Having well-defined and/or well-constructed variables can heighten the likelihood of funding of initial proposals and/or demonstrate the value of one’s program for subsequent funding.

Presenter: M. Bennet Broner
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GPC CEU: 1.0 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1.0 credit hour in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 06/12/2013
GPC Competency: 08. Funder Relationships

Writing Your Goals and Objectives Right!
As a grant writer, consultant, and peer reviewer, I see all types of convoluted goals and objectives in grant applications. This session will focus on writing goals and objectives right!

Agenda:
1. Discussing peer review points and practices for the program design narrative section.
2. Writing craft global non-measurable goals in your program design.
3. Writing the three types of objectives that potential funders want to see in your program design and where they fit in the narrative section - the accountability connection.

Presenter: Beverly A. Browning
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 02/14/2013
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Telling Your Story By The Numbers: Using Needs Assessments to Win More Grants
What can we do to help nonprofits and the communities they serve thrive in this economy? In this interactive workshop, grant seekers will learn to use a community’s inherent strengths while building new skills in needs assessment, communications, and proposal development.

How can a needs assessment help you win more grants? Needs assessment provide us with the evidence we need to position our needs against our chosen solutions. It can show us where our capacity excels and where we need to improve. It can help us understand the community’s perceptions about the credibility of our leadership and organization.
Learn the steps of a science-based, comprehensive needs assessment.
  • Brainstorming and Planning
  • Creating Guiding Documents
  • Collecting Secondary Data
  • Collecting Primary Data
  • Analyzing the Data
  • Devising Communication Mechanisms from Results
Learn how conducting a comprehensive needs assessment can set the foundation for grant seeking success.

Presenter: Heather Stombaugh, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Advanced
Date Recorded: 01/23/2013
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Telling Your Story By The Numbers: Developing a Compelling, Evidence-Based Statement of Need
According to some sources, the statement of need is the most important (compelling) section of any grant proposal. So how do you make the best case possible? Evidence is a key component of what reviewers want as they read proposals, but emotion also plays a role in making a compelling ask. Ask yourself:


  • Is your evidence credible, thorough, relevant, current, and compelling?
  • Do you know where to look for better evidence?
  • Does your statement include primary and secondary data?
  • Do you keep up on the peer-reviewed literature in your subject?
  • Have you considered what role emotion plays in presenting this section?
  • Are you writing to your reviewers?

If you answered no to any of these questions, the webinar, “Telling Your Story by the Numbers” will help you build essential skills to improve your statement of need.

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1.    Answer the real question behind the needs statement
2.    Define the outline for a compelling needs statement
3.    Integrate primary and secondary evidence in the needs statement
4.    Demonstrate effective use of pubmed.gov and other e-sources
5.    Discuss key elements of what reviewers want in the needs statement

Presenter: Heather Stombaugh, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Advanced
Date Recorded: 09/19/2012
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

From a Reviewer's Perspective: What Can Make or Break a Proposal
Applying for grant funding is a competitive process and with grant makers reporting significant increases in the volumes of applications they receive, every point awarded in the review process can mean the difference between being funded or not. There are many reasons a potential grant maker may not select your proposal for funding, but the majority of applications that are not funded share common mistakes that we can learn from. By considering the perspective of a reviewer as you while you develop proposals, you can avoid making many costly errors. In this session, you will learn what reviewers are looking for and how to develop proposals that stand out.

Presenter: Scott Herr
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner
Date Recorded: 06/05/2012
GPC Competencies: 01. Funding Resources; 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Developing Meaningful Outcome Objectives for Grant Proposals
Because of a high demand for services and limited funding resources, nonprofit organizations today are faced with greater competition for grant funds and higher expectations from grant makers to account for the impact of those funds. In this session, you will learn how to develop outcome objectives for grant proposals and strategies for measuring outcomes that will provide you with meaningful information about the impact of your programs to current and prospective funders.

Presenter: Scott Herr
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Advanced
Date Recorded: 05/02/2012
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications

Writing With Passion and Power: An Essential Leadership Skill
Do you want to position your work as cutting-edge and worthy of new support? Do you want to become a respected thought leader in your field? In the marketplace of ideas, those who write well are seen as the “experts” at much more than putting words on a page. If you want your writing to more fully express your passion, or tell your story in a fresher and more compelling way, this webinar is for you!

Presenter: Dalya Massachi, M.A.
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 0 credit hour - approved for NFR credit only
Level of Experience: Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 03/14/2012
GPC Competencies: 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Crafting Grant Language to Increase Funding Success
Crafting Grant Language to Increase Funding Success provides in-depth information and discussion about the importance of word choice in grant proposals in order to increase the clarity of a proposal. Taught by Diane H. Leonard, a grantwriting consultant with more than ten years of experience, including as a program officer for a statewide public foundation, Crafting Grant Language to Increase Funding Success will help you to be more competitive in the grant seeking process and assist you in increasing your success ratio.

Presenter: Diane Leonard, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1 credit hour
CFRE CEU: 1 credit hour
Level of Experience: Beginner
Date Recorded: 09/13/2011
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

Grants: Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side
Grants: Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side shares information about the grantseeking process from the perspective of foundation staff. Taught by Diane Leonard, a former program officer for a statewide public foundation, Tips & Tricks provides “insider” information to help you be more competitive in the fund seeking process with foundations and increase your success ratio. Audio only.

Presenter: Diane H. Leonard, GPC
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GPC CEU: 1.5 credit hours
CFRE CEU: 1.5 credit hours in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced
Date Recorded: 08/06/2010
GPC Competencies: 01. Funding Resources

Demystifying the Logic Model 
Logic models can be intimidating, confusing and frustrating for grantwriters and program staff alike. They are often seen as just another hoop to jump through in the funding process. However, a well-constructed logic model can be extremely useful—internally as well as externally. In this class, participants will receive basic instruction in how to read and construct a logic model. They will also learn how using one can help in program planning and evaluation, as well as in communicating program impact to potential funders and other stakeholders. Participants will leave the webinar ready to make logic models work for them and to “sell” the benefits to colleagues. Audio only.

Presenter: Sue Ellen Schumacher
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GPC CEU: 1.5 credit hours
CFRE CEU: 1.5 credit hours in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 11/06/2009
GPC Competencies: 04. Effective Grant Applications; 09. Writing Convincing Cases for Funding

The Development Plan - The Foundation of Success
Is your organization stuck in the special event mode? Does your board refuse to accept their fundraising responsibility? Is your organization dependent on grants as its sole source of funding? Have you wondered why your development plans do not get implemented? If so, this webinar is for you. In this session, we will discuss the reasons a development plan can help assure success in your fundraising efforts; how to involve your organization's leadership, both staff and volunteers, in the process; how to assure that the plan will be implemented; and how to evaluate success. Audio only.

Presenter: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
GPA CharityUniversity Webinar
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GPC CEU: 1.5 credit hours
CFRE CEU: 1.5 credit hours in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Beginner; Intermediate
Date Recorded: 08/28/2009
GPC Competencies: 01. Funding Resources; 02. Organizational Development

Battling the Grantwriter's Conundrum: When the Grantwriter Has to (Help) Plan Programs
As grants professionals we have a job that we do very well: obtaining and administering grants. We also have valuable knowledge and skills we can contribute to program planning. But the "grantwriter's conundrum" is how to balance these demands. On the one hand, we wish to avoid becoming a program manager or doing our co-workers’ job for them. On the other hand, we want to ensure that the program is fundable. The instructor discusses the unique skills and abilities that grants professionals can bring to the planning and design stages of programs while helping you draw clear boundaries and communicate clear expectations to the others who must participate. Sample forms and real-life examples will give you tools you can immediately put to work guiding others to great program development! At the same time, you will learn ways to help your clients or co-workers design and articulate their own projects. Audio only.

Presenter: Cheryl Kester, CFRE
GPA CharityUniversity Webinar
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GPC CEU: 1.5 credit hours
CFRE CEU: 1.5 credit hours in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Intermediate
Date Recorded: 02/13/2009
GPC Competencies: 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications

Organizational Development: Are You Grant-Ready?  
This recorded, on-demand class offers the beginning to advanced grant professional essential tools and techniques to prepare your organization in getting started, building capacity and becoming grant-ready by addressing:
  • the "3Rs of grant seeking" as fundraising;
  • a "CHECKLIST FOR SUCCESS" that provides a process to engage prospects/organizations, and offers results-oriented products;
  • a strategic planning approach to involve staff and board; and
  • a process, tips and steps to deal with infrastructure issues such as information gathering, budget development and funding research.
     
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Presenter: Linda Gatten Butler, MSW, ACSW, LISW
GPA CharityUniversity Webinar
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GPC CEU: 1.5 credit hours
CFRE CEU: 1.5 credit hours in category 1.B-Education
Level of Experience: Beginner
Date Recorded: 08/26/2008
GPC Competencies: 03. Effective Program/Project Design; 04. Effective Grant Applications