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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

GPA WEBINAR - Nothing About Us Without Us: Stakeholder Engagement and Grant Seeking

Start Date: 3/20/2019 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 3/20/2019 2:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Virtual Webinar

Organization Name: Grant Professionals Association

Barb Boggs
Phone: 9137883000

Webinar Description: 

Meaningful stakeholder engagement is the involvement of constituencies as integral partners in advancing the work of organizations and institutions. As more funders embrace stakeholder engagement in the grantmaking process, what does this mean for grant seeking process? In this webinar, we will explore why stakeholder engagement is integral to grant strategy and how grant professionals can help foster meaningful stakeholder engagement to support an organization’s development.
Learning objectives:

  • Explore what is stakeholder engagement, its benefits, and the levels of engagement
  • How stakeholder engagement supports an organization’s development as it pertains to grant seeking
  • How to apply various stakeholder engagement activities from program design to maintaining relationships with funders
  • Considerations when engaging stakeholders in the grant seeking process
  • The role that grant professionals can play in fostering meaningful engagement

Lesa-Kaye Holtham, MPH serves as the National Kidney Foundation’s Government Grants Director, where she works with executive leadership to develop and implement a government grants strategy that fosters collaboration with kidney patients and their families, policy makers, healthcare professionals, academic research institutions and other stakeholders. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Virginia and has worked as a grant professional for more than a decade for public health and health service organizations. Lesa-Kaye shares her insights on grant strategy on her blog at

Skill Level:
Master Level

Learning Track: 
Proposal Development/Communication Strategies

GPC Competencies:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
Strategies for effective program and project design and development
Organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers

CFRE & GPC Credits:
This webinar has been approved for one point towards the CFRE credential and one CEU towards the GPC credential.

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/17/2019 11:45 PM

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