Time: 1 pm eastern
Run Time: 90 minutes including Q & A session
Leader: Brad Lebowsky, MBA, Nonprofit Consultant
Credits: Awarded 1.5 credit hours by HRCI and 1.5 PDCs by SHRM
Price: Webinar $295; Webinar + Download $349 (Share the download with your colleagues)
Audience: Executive directors, program managers, grant writers, managers, supervisors, nonfinancial executives, directors, etc.
Finding potential grantors and writing winning grants proposals Is an important part of fulfilling your mission. Without adequate funding, it’s questionable if your organization would be able to continue to offer the important services your community depends on. The search for grantors who share your interest in seeing your programs and mission succeed is a year around activity and demands that you follow best practices in order to be successful.
The pandemic may be waning, but Covid-19 has reshaped grantsmanship. Moving forward organizations need to recognize and adapt to a new reality. Less funding will be available and the competition for the grants which are available will be greater than ever before. Also, the priorities of grantors have changed towards prioritizing funding for programs which help to provide relief from the hardships caused by the pandemic.
With fewer grants available and stiffer competition for the funds that are, nonprofits will need to get better, first, at finding potential funding sources and, next, at writing proposals which stand out from the crowd of applicants. There are proven best practice for sourcing new grants and writing winning grant proposal, and it is essential that you master these if you expect to be awarded those important grants on which your organization and community depend.
Please join Brad Lebowsky, MBA, a seasoned nonprofit consultant who works with his clients to improve their grants sourcing and grant writing techniques as he shows you where and how to go about finding potential grantors, and how to tailor your applications in a way which places you at the top of the stack. Reduced funding in 2021 doesn’t have to mean an end to the grants you depend on; you only need to approach sourcing and applying for those funds differently than you have in the past.
During this important webinar Mr. Lebowsky will discuss:
- How to identify new grants opportunities–whether they are government, foundation, private or corporate–in an economic climate which will be recovering from the impacts of Covid-19
- New grants application strategies-changes in the focus of grantors, standing out from the crowd, etc.
- Building your essential grants pipeline–a continuous multi-year effort
- Sourcing and applying for grants as a year around activity
- The grants application process and writing styles (e.g. case statements, accomplishment statements, etc.)
- Providing supporting documentation with your grant application (e.g. Form 990, IRS determination letters, audited financial statements, program overviews/brochures, etc.)
- Demonstrating your ability to manage the grants budget
- What you should do after you submit a grant application–just don’t wait for an answer
- How to align your mission and objectives with the priorities of a potential grantor
- Changing priorities of grantors as we recover from the pandemic
- Making personal contact with potential grantors before you submit your application
Brad Lebowsky earned his MBA with an emphasis on nonprofit management specializing in finance and budgeting. Brad has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience and is a sought-after speaker, author, educator, and nonprofit consultant. His areas of expertise include budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees, volunteers, and professional development. He also has a podcast, The NEA Podcast, which is available on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, and Podbean.com. Brad can be reached at Brad@4NEA.com. As a speaker, author, educator, or consultant his overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.