Diane H Leonard

Diane H. Leonard, GPC is an experienced and respected grant professional who has provided grant development counsel to nonprofit organizations of varying size and scope for more than a decade. Clients she serves include health care providers, advocacy organizations, social services agencies, elementary and secondary schools, and municipal corporations.

  • Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    As grantmakers and grantseekers navigate the upcoming challenges together, there are things that both sides of the funding equation can do to foster stronger funding partnerships.

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  • Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants1:08:53

    Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants

    This on-demand webinar helps grant professionals learn how to utilize Scrum in creating your grant plan for the year, how to manage large grant applications, and how to facilitate your grant team.

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  • Should I give grantmakers more than they ask for?

    Should I give grantmakers more than they ask for?

    When I teach beginner level grant writing courses, a common question from participants is whether or not it is okay to send or upload additional materials that were NOT requested by the grantmaker...

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  • Tips for Telling (and Selling!) Your Story in Grant Applications1:03:03

    Tips for Telling (and Selling!) Your Story in Grant Applications

    Storytelling is not only a key to successful fundraising efforts with individual donors. Storytelling is a key element for successful grant writing as well.

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  • Grant writing isn't a creative writing exercise, but. . .

    Grant writing isn't a creative writing exercise, but. . .

    To connect the reviewer for the grantmaking organization to the proposed work, it is important that they understand the larger story of the work you are doing.

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  • Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    While serving as a grantmaker gives wonderful perspective and insight for when sitting on the grantseeking side of the table, it also gives me unique perspective and ideas on ways grantmakers could...

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  • A Grant Team of We, Not Me

    A Grant Team of We, Not Me

    Do you feel like a grant team of one? Or, conversely, do you have an idea of who your grant team should be, but have a difficult time actively engaging them?

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  • Identifying and Maximizing Your Grant Team for Great Results1:11:20

    Identifying and Maximizing Your Grant Team for Great Results

    Do you feel like a grant team of one? Or, conversely, do you have an idea of who your grant team should be, but have a difficult time actively engaging them?

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  • Grant Readiness: More Than Wanting Grant Funding1:05:21

    Grant Readiness: More Than Wanting Grant Funding

    In this on-demand webinar, learn how to measure your organization’s grant readiness and what it really means to be “grant ready.”

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