Have you been wondering how to tap into the amazing power of grant funding but need the skills to succeed? Do you work with a not-for-profit organization or business that could really benefit from receiving grants?
If so, then this webinar series is for YOU! In seven 1-hour sessions, you will learn the basic skills needed to succeed in grant writing so you can get started right away.
Join nationally-certified grant professionals, Margit Brazda Poirier, Grants4Good LLC, and Micki Vandeloo, Lakeside Consulting, for webinars that will teach you specific skills for finding and getting grants.
Each webinar will focus on a critical aspect of grant writing, staring with our introductory “How to Find and Get Grants” session on October 10, 2018. There will be a webinar each month on the second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time through April 2019. You will receive a recording of each webinar so if you have to miss it, no worries! You’ll still be able to benefit from your own home or office.
For the best rates, sign up for the 7-session webinar series by October 9, 2018. An investment of only $297 — about $42 for each webinar– can lead to thousands of dollars in grant funding, as it has for our past participants.
OR, if you only want to attend a few webinars, you can register for each one individually too…still at only $49 per session. Just click on the name of the webinar you want to attend below.
Here’s what you can expect to learn:
1 – How to Find and Get Grants (October 10, 2018)
This introductory webinar is for those new to grant writing. The focus is on writing grants to support programs, capital projects and operations at nonprofit organizations and businesses. Workshop participants will learn about the basic elements common to foundation, corporate, and government grants. Topics will include: 1) How to find grant opportunities; 2) Preparing information commonly required in grant applications; and, 3) Things you can do NOW to get ready to apply for grants.
2 – Logic Models Made Easy (November 14, 2018)
Often, the hardest part of writing a grant proposal is getting started. In this webinar, you will learn how to develop a logic model “on-the-spot” that could be the crucial framework for your next grant proposal.
Logic models, or logic charts, can take many forms but they all have one thing in common…they are an excellent planning tool for any program or project. When done correctly, they serve as a framework for foundation, corporate, federal and state grant proposals, whether the funder requires them or not!
This webinar will walk you through the process of completing a Logic Model, and address confusing terms such as outcomes, outputs, objectives, as well as activities, inputs and goals. Real-world examples of each of these concepts will be presented. Participants are invited to come prepared with a project in mind, so that they can follow along and write down ideas that will help them create their own logic models.
3 – How to Research Grant Opportunities and Build Funder Relationships (December 12, 2018)
Do you need help finding the best grant opportunities for your nonprofit organization or business? Are you overwhelmed thinking about how to begin? Or perhaps you just need some “new” funding sources for your programs. This webinar will provide you with steps you can take to: 1) Find the best foundation, corporate, government and state grants; 2) Approach funders once you find the right grant opportunities; and, 3) Develop a Letter of Inquiry that you can customize to approach multiple funders and get started right away.
4- Project Budgets for Grant Proposals (January 9, 2019)
Developing program or project budgets for grant proposals remains one of the most challenging, yet critical tasks of any grant proposal. Any mistakes made in this section can cost you the entire grant! This webinar will help you: 1) prepare outstanding project budgets for foundation, corporate, and government grant application; 2) understand common terms used in grant budgets; and 3) present the project budget to your funders so they WANT to fund your organization.
5 – How to Craft an Effective Needs Statement (February 13, 2019)
Have you ever wondered how to answer the “Needs Statement” or “Problem Statement” section of a grant application? This course will teach participants why an effective needs statement is necessary for a successful grant application; the process for identifying and verifying community needs; how to effectively craft a needs statement based on your findings; and where your needs statement can be used to promote your work and obtain funding. The webinar will include examples of effective (and ineffective) needs statements, and there will be time for participant questions and interaction.
6 – Strengthening Your Proposal Through Collaboration and Partnerships (March 13, 2019)
More and more funding opportunities are requiring partnerships and collaboration. What if you don’t know with whom to partner or how to do so effectively? This webinar will explain the role of collaboration in grant funding; how to design a collaborative program that will “wow” funders; case studies to illustrate effective collaboration and funding awarded to these partnerships; and tips for effective collaborations and partnerships.
7 – How to Answer the Sustainability Question (April 10, 2019)
Many grant applications ask a sustainability question, which often looks like this: “How will you continue the program after the grant funds end?” 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 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. This webinar will address the common pitfalls, analyze the stumbling blocks, evaluate the importance of “the question,” discuss sustainability plans and offer specific solutions for your next grant proposal.
Your presenters bring over 30 years of combined grant writing experience:
Margit Brazda Poirier, Owner and Founder of Grants4Good LLC, created the company in 2009 to help nonprofits and businesses find and get grants. Margit has written and received numerous grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent New York foundation. In addition to grant development, Margit’s strengths include public speaking, project development, and specialized training for boards and staff. Margit is a nationally published author and frequent speaker on all aspects of grant development. Her passion is teaching others about the power of grants so that they may turn their ideas into reality.
Micki Vandeloo, GPC is the President of Lakeview Consulting, Inc., which is a team of expert grant professionals providing grant research, writing and coaching services to help organizations fund their success! The Lakeview Consulting team has obtained over $140 million in grants for its clients! Micki is the recipient of the Pauline Annarino award for promoting the grants profession. She is also a published author and sought after speaker on the topic of for-profit grant writing.