Grants Plus Webinars

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Featured Webinar: Ohio Capital Budget Funding Opportunities

Grants Plus and Capitol Partners provide an in-depth review of the Ohio state capital budget process: what funding is available, who’s eligible, and the immediate steps to take if your organization will compete for this funding.


November 2022

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U.S. Pro Bono Summit

The 2022 U.S. Pro Bono Summit is an innovative and collaborative moment to nurture the cross-sector connections vital to advancing pro bono service. Grants Plus CEO Dana Textoris hosts  a special session entitled "Bolding Going Nowhere: Why Sugarcoating Our Stories Is Harming the Nonprofit Sector and How to Stop It."


November 2022

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Strength-Based Messaging: How to Accelerate Impact Through Inclusivity

Hear from a panel of experts, including Grants Plus CEO Dana Textoris, who are integrating strength-based messaging into grant-writing, donor communication, website content and more. You’ll leave this session with immediate strategies to refresh and reframe your case for support and accelerate impact through inclusivity.

November 2022

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Impact 100 Information Session

Join Helene Herbert, Assistant Director at Grants Plus, who will share some ideas and perspectives for telling your organization's story to potential funders (not just Impact 100). 


October 2022

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Exploitive to Empowered: Equitable Language in Nonprofit Communications

Grants Plus experts Kelly Howard and Kelley Malcolm train nonprofit and fundraising leaders understand changes and challenges related to equity, learn how to identify and remedy cases of inequitable language, and learn how to implement equitable language across your organization. 

October 2022

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Don't Take It for Granted! Grant Tips from the Pros

Grants Plus experts Michelle Barbeau and Kelly Howard share tips for building a strategic grant seeking plan, forging relationships with founders, creating compelling stories in grant proposals and more!

October 2022

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Empowered Grant Seeking

Grants Plus CEO Dana Textoris joins the Fearless Fundraising Forum for a discussion on "Empowered Grant Seeking," providing insights to help grant seekers navigate relationships with funders.


October 2022

Thinking Green: Grant Funding for Sustainability

Grants Plus CEO Dana Textoris sits down with Laura E. Steinbrink, Managing Member of Emerald Built Environments, to discuss how nonprofits should prioritize environmental sustainability initiatives to unlock new potential grant funding.

February 2021

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.

January 2021

Grant Writing in the New Normal: Rewriting Your Nonprofit's Story in 2021

Every nonprofit has grappled with the changes and challenges of 2020. Your context has changed—and likely so have your programs, your solutions, and perhaps your organization itself. Learn how to tell a story to grant makers that your organization and its work is relevant, urgent, and worthy of investment. Click to view our webinar recording in partnership with Foundant.

November 2020

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.

October 2020

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.

September 2020

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.

August 2020

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.

July 2020

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.

July 2020

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.

June 2020

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.

June 2020

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.

May 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

April 2020

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.

March 2020

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.

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