Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants

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As an Agile framework, Scrum is a wonderful tool for grant writing teams to use to increase the efficiency of application design, to manage the iterations of applications and numerous players that have a stake in successful grant applications. Scrum is not about a specific software and it is not an acronym. Scrum is a uniform approach to doing work, assigning work in teams, and iterating work successfully during a long period of time. In this case, the working being grant applications. The DH Leonard Consulting team has been utilizing Scrum with its clients for more than two years. In that time, the efficiency of completing grant applications has increased, client satisfaction with the process has increased, and both dollars secured and award percentages have risen.

This on-demand webinar helps grant professionals learn:

  • How to utilize Scrum in creating your grant plan (and calendar) for the year
  • How to manage large grant applications utilizing Scrum
  • How to facilitate your grant team utilizing Scrum


Diane H. Leonard, GPC & Owner, DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services
Diane is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC), Approved Trainer for the Grant Professionals Association, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). She has personally secured more than $51.1 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients. Diane began her work in philanthropy by serving as a grantmaker first, and continues to draw on that experience by serving as a reviewers for grantmakers each year. When not working on grant application for the federal government, state and local governments, or private foundations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.

About the Author

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.

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