Grants Plus Webinars
Date: April 15
Time: 12 PM PST
Topic: Telling Funders Your Story in the New Normal Presented in partnership with GPA Los Angeles Chapter and Inland Empire Chapter
Description: In 2021, nonprofit leaders face many of the same challenges as last year: social distancing, an uncertain economy, greater demand for services, and higher costs to deliver them. But this year, we have an advantage: we can be prepared and proactive to meet these hurdles head on. In this webinar, the grant seeking experts at Grants Plus will share how grant writers can tell funders a new compelling story of recovery and resilience.
Date: April 29
Time: 9 AM- 2 PM EST
Description: The Third Ohio Regional Conference of the Grant Professionals Association is designed to build collaboration, professionalism, and competencies of GPA members. The conference will begin with a keynote address by Grants Plus founder Lauren Steiner entitled “Pursuing Grants Past the Pandemic: Grant Seeking for Recovery and Resilience.”
Date: May 18
Time: 9 AM - 9:30 AM ET
Topic: Finding and Vetting Grant Opportunities
Description: Winning grants is not just about finding funding opportunities, but vetting and prioritizing the grants your organization is most likely to win. Join this webinar with the grant research experts from Grants Plus to learn hands-on grant research techniques and best practices to evaluate if a grant program is right for your organization, and how to make grant research a fruitful and ongoing part of your grants practice. This webinar is aimed at both executive leaders and development practitioners.
Date: June 10
Time: 9 AM - 9:30 AM ET
Topic: Grant Funding Beyond Programs
Description: Grants for specific programs are typically the easiest to win, but what about the rest of your organization’s needs? In this webinar, the grant seeking experts from Grants Plus will discuss strategies to secure grants for capital, capacity building, operating, and other non-program needs, including how to steward your current funders to move beyond programmatic grants. The discussion will also cover techniques for incorporating indirect expenses into program request budgets. This session is aimed at both executive leaders and development practitioners.
Date: June 28- 30
Topic: Rewriting Your Nonprofit’s Story for the New Normal
Description: Funding will only become more competitive in the wake of COVID-19—and the organizations that stand to compete will be those that make the most convincing case to funders. In this session, learn techniques to rewrite your story and craft the most compelling proposals for our
new state of normal.
Virtually Limitless: Pushing Your Fundraising Boundaries in 2021
Click for a recording of our interactive session hosted by KeyBank and Grants Plus, featuring fundraising experts from across the nation. We discuss new strategies to find funders, create community, and nurture fruitful relationships with board members, donors, and grant makers in new ways and spaces—especially online.
Grant Writing in the New Normal: Rewriting Your Nonprofit’s Story for 2021
As we approach the New Year, how can you tell a story to grant makers that your organization and its work is relevant, urgent, and worthy of investment? Learn how to refresh your grant proposals to reflect a new normal and be competitive to win funding in 2021.
Check Your Labels: Race, Identity, and Power in Grant Writing
How do the labels we choose either empower or disempower the individuals and groups our institutions serve? Explore how using equitable language can uplift your grant writing—and each other.
Grant Research Essentials: Efficiently Finding Your New Funders
Be ready to replace lost funding by discovering new potential grant funders. Take a lesson from our professional grant researchers on how to find the right funders for the right ask, right now.
Reporting on Grant Outcomes in the New Normal
Most funders expect grantees to report on their activities and outcomes—but what if COVID upended your plans? Learn tips for developing reports that show you advanced your mission and your funders' priorities, even in the midst of change.
You Applied for Emergency COVID-19 Funding…Now What?
If your organization applied for grant funding for COVID related expenses, don’t stop there! We will share how to nurture relationships and convert those funders into lasting partners.
Securing Racial Justice Grants
Foundations are making grants to address systemic racism and injustice. Learn what funders are funding and how your organization can make the most compelling case for your work to advance racial equity.
Transformed by Crisis Grant Funding for Mergers, Restructures, and Closures Recording
To survive the COVID crisis, some organizations have restructured, merged, or closed altogether. Maggie Martinelli from the Scranton Area Community Foundation joins us to discuss how to present major structural changes to funders in a way that can recruit buy-in and financial support.
Your COVID-Altered Budget: What Funders Need to Know
Virtually every organization has been financially impacted by the COVID crisis and will feel lasting repercussions. Find out how to present your financial picture to funders in a way that builds trust and confidence, and leads to better funding outcomes.
Growing a Post-Pandemic Grants Prospect Pipeline
As grants become more competitive, organizations shouldn’t take their existing funders for granted. Apply these strategies and techniques to develop a pipeline of prospective funders and plant the seeds that can grow into grants tomorrow.
Emergency Grants From Donor-Advised Funds
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are a powerful potential source of emergency grants for your organization. Join Grants Plus and a Donor Services Officer from The Columbus Foundation to discuss how nonprofit leaders can make the most of grants from donor-advised funds, now and after the COVID-19 crisis.
Emergency Federal Grants for Nonprofits During Crisis
Federal and state agencies are distributing billions of dollars in federal crisis grants. Learn how your organization can be ready and competitive to win emergency federal funding.
Crisis Grant Seeking for Nonprofits Not on the Frontlines
Foundations have rushed emergency funds to organizations combating the COVID crisis, but where has that left arts agencies, museums, environmental groups, and other organizations that don’t provide emergency services? Learn from our grants experts how to protect grant funding during uncertain times.
Communicating With Funders During the COVID Crisis
When times get tough, don’t stop communicating with grant funders! Learn what funders need and want to hear from your organization in order to keep your relationships and funding going strong.
Grant Seeking During the COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis is creating unprecedented disruptions and uncertainty among nonprofits and funders alike, but now is not the time to stop or even pause your grant seeking efforts. Here are actions that grant seekers must take now to address the strain of the immediate crisis while still protecting and even expanding long-term funding gains.