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3 Proven Strategies to Improve Your Grant Readiness

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Want to learn how to be grant ready? Is grant funding an important potential source of financial support for your nonprofit organization? If you're considering building grant funding into your development plan - or if you're looking for ways to increase your return from your existing efforts - you can sharpen your "grant saw" by using effective methodologies and best practices honed by successful, experienced grant seekers. 

In this on-demand webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to build and use a Proposal Compliance Matrix (PCM) to increase chances of funding success.
  • What documents you already have and what you might need to add to your grant ready toolkit
  • Proven methods to ensure you keep everything running smoothly by using effective grant management in your organization


Shannon Clark McBride, President of Consulting Connections, Inc.

Shannon has provided grant writing training and consulting to nonprofits, schools, and municipalities since 1997. She delivers customized training in marketing, sales, and grant proposal writing to faculty and staff at universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has been a featured speaker at several national conferences sponsored by LERN (Learning Resources Network), River Falls, Wisconsin.

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About the Author

Shannon McBride has been in the business of writing grants for nonprofits, schools, universities, and municipalities for over 20 years. Her company, Consulting Connections, Inc., provides training and consulting in the world of commercial proposals as well. She is the author of the book, Writing Grants for the Common Good, and teaches others how to improve their grant seeking skills through public workshops and webinars.