Date and Time: 12/10/2020 at 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
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.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Nonprofit budgets will, again, be tight in 2021 as the Covid-19 Pandemic rages on, and you work to make sure your mission does not become another Covid-19 casualty. The success of your organization in 2021 and beyond will in part depend on finding new grantors who share your interest in seeing your programs and mission succeed. Successful grant writing is key to your organization’s success and sourcing and applying for new grants is a year around activity in both good and bad times.

Covid-19 has reshaped the grants sourcing and the application process, and grants writers and their organizations must adapt to this new reality. Grants funding, in general, has declined during the Pandemic, and grantor’s priorities have changed. Many grantors have become focused on supporting programs which in some way relate to Covid-19. For example, this might include funding for a food bank, a school trying to reopen safely, programs aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19,  all the way to programs attempting to curb the increase in  domestic violence during the Pandemic,  and everything imaginable between. This trend in funding began in 2020 and will likely continue in 2021. In this environment, nonprofits will need to get better at finding potential funding sources and tailoring their grants applications to have a Covid-19 “hook.”

Please join Brad Lebowsky, MBA, a seasoned nonprofit consultant, as he shows you where and how you should be looking for those essential  grants in 2021, and how to tailor your applications in a way which places you at the head of the pack. Covid-19 does not necessarily mean an end to the grants you depend on; you only need to approach sourcing and applying for those grants differently than you have in the past.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

During this important webinar Mr. Lebowsky will discuss:

  • How to identify new grants opportunities‒whether they are government, foundation, private or corporate‒in this Covid-19 focused environment
  • New grants application strategies for the Covid-19 Pandemic‒changes in the focus of grantors,, not relying on a grantors website for current information, linking your application to Covid-19, demonstrating how your organization is adapting to the Covid environment, etc.
  • Building your essential grants pipeline‒a continuous multi-year effort
  • The grants application process and writing styles (eg. 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.)
  • 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 during the Pandemic era
  • Making personal contact with potential grantors before you submit your application

PROGRAM LEADER

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, 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 is also the author of Downsizing: Alternatives for Companies; a resource for those affected, and has produced a podcast, The Career Mentor, is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Podbean.com. Brad can be reached at Brad@4NEA.com. His overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.

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