How to Cultivate Local Government Support

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Working collaboratively with local and state governments could be a win-win situation for your organization. These entities tend to have larger sums of money to distribute, so their support can be an avenue to sustaining your organization.

However, partnering with any level of government can feel intimidating to nonprofit organizations, especially those without much experience. The systems for partnering with government are different in their timing, bureaucracy, and processes than those for applying to foundations. These partnerships are seldom a “quick fix” but instead a longer-term strategy.

During this TargetED, GrantStation President Alice Ruhnke will show you the steps and resources you need to create these impactful relationships and grow your organization.

You’ll learn:

  • the benefits of partnering with local and state governments;
  • the steps you need to take to partner with local and state governments;
  • how to use your organization’s deep knowledge of community needs, reach, and existing relationships; and,
  • common obstacles and possible solutions.

You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to position your organization to maximize public benefits.

TargetEDs are designed with beginners in mind. This session contains 30 minutes of practical teaching and 15 minutes of Q&A with Alice. It’s perfect for any member of a nonprofit organization seeking to create relationships with local and state governments.

CFRE LogoFull participation in this webinar is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

45 Minutes
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  • Instructions for other attendees if you registered a group

If you do not receive these emails within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.

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Alice Ruhnke

Alice Ruhnke is the President of GrantStation. Having raised over $45 million from federal, state, and private grantmakers, she knows what it takes to get funded. As a former nonprofit program coordinator and director, and the Founder of The Grant Advantage, Alice has a deep understanding of the challenges that nonprofits face. Over the last 20 years she's worked in the trenches with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to improve their capacity to raise funds. Alice is an author and educator with a passion to share her expertise. Her insightful trainings on grant proposal writing and development, community change models, service projects, and measuring outcomes have helped over 4,000 individuals positively impact their communities.

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