Grants can help your nonprofit secure the necessary resources you need to fulfill your mission and support your community. However, it’s often a struggle to deal with the complex and competitive nature of developing grant proposals—especially if your organization has limited resources.
During this three-part series, Alice Ruhnke will help you navigate the intricacies of grantwriting so you have the knowledge and tools needed to unlock different forms of grant funding.
January 25, 2024
Developing Grant Proposals 101
During this foundational session, Alice Ruhnke will walk you through a systematic process to apply to all your grantseeking efforts in order to reduce the stress related to proposal writing. She’ll introduce a planning tool that can be used again and again by your organization, saving you time and energy in your grantseeking efforts.
This webinar will help you:
- understand the essential sections that comprise 95% of all grant applications;
- navigate confusing grant-related terminology so you understand what funders really want;
discover the best practices on how to write each section;
- use a Program Planning Framework to connect all the pieces of an application together; and,
- develop strategies to infuse your organization's strengths in your proposal to make it even more competitive.
February 15, 2024
Jump-Start Your Federal Proposal Writing
During the second webinar, Alice will show you how to research federal funding opportunities and develop the initial strategies needed to craft competitive federal grant applications.
- how to read federal instructions to help you identify ideal funding opportunities;
- the steps needed to write competitive proposals;
- what federal grant reviewers are actually looking for; and,
- the important proposal strategies you must implement before instructions are even released.
March 7, 2024
Writing Capacity Building Grant Proposals
During the final session, Alice will define and discuss the fundamentals of capacity building grant proposals. She will introduce you to a practical approach with examples based on real experiences.
- the differences between “regular” grant applications and capacity building grant applications;
- how to craft compelling capacity grant proposals;
- the common pitfalls you must avoid in order to get funded; and,
- how to find the perfect funders who want to help you build capacity.
You’ll walk away from this Power of 3 series with invaluable and practical knowledge and strategies you can use to elevate your organization's grant success in order to create a lasting impact.
This series is perfect for grantwriting novices as well as those seeking to further enhance their skills and overcome common challenges of securing grant funding.
Can’t attend one of the sessions?
You’ll receive the full recording and all materials on Wednesday the week following the webinar.
Full participation in this webinar is applicable for 4.5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
You will receive two GrantStation emails:
1. A copy of your paid invoice
2. A confirmation email from Zoom for the webinar with the login credentials
If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.
GrantStation does not refund registration fees. Fees may be applied to any webinar scheduled within 30 days.
After the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the recording and any handouts.
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.