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Crafting a Compelling Letter of Inquiry

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For your convenience, you can download the webinar slides here and the handout materials here.

Are you unsure why you aren't getting more 'yes' responses when submitting your Letter of Inquiry (LOI)? Do you want to know what is the right amount of information you should include in this introductory application? What does the funder really want to know and how can you make your best case?

Since the LOI is often the first step in the application process, refining your skill at the introduction level is necessary for increasing your grant funding success. Attend this webinar with Julie Rodda, owner of Rodda Consulting, to learn basic strategies on how to write a clean, clear LOI with the goal of receiving an invitation to fill out the larger application.

In this on-demand webinar you will learn:

  • The 3 types of LOIs and when each are typically used
  • What elements you should always include in your LOI and what to save for the full application
  • How to build a complete, yet concise LOI that the funder can easily understand
  • How to make your LOI stand out from the rest, and get more 'Please Apply' responses!


Julie Rodda, Owner of Rodda Consulting
With more than 30 years experience in the nonprofit sector, Julie Rodda's insightful fundraising assistance has helped organizations consistently raise more money and achieve greater mission impact. Over the past decade, Julie has become one of Montana's leading fundraising coaches and consultants, raising more than $40 million dollars for her clients via grants, major gifts, and improved communication strategies.

About the Author

Foundant Technologies

For more than a decade, Foundant Technologies has specialized exclusively in making philanthropy easier and more impactful through intuitive technology solutions. All of our cloud-based solutions focus on grantmaker, grantseeker, scholarship provider and community foundation needs with the goal to make day-to-day tasks streamlined and help maximize the impact of the philanthropic community.

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