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Advanced Storytelling: How to Tell Stories Across All Types of Grants

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

Watch this interactive recorded session to learn how to use storytelling in grants beyond a simple quotation from a client. We walk you step-by-step through multiple examples with different storytelling approaches to use in your own grant applications.

You will learn:

  • How to use engaging stories in foundation grant applications
  • How to use more than just statistics to tell your story
  • How to balance client and organizational stories with statistics
  • How to effectively integrate stories in government grant applications
  • How to use personas when telling stories in government grant applications
  • How to ensure your story is consistent across all grant application elements and attachments

Download your CEU certificate of completion for GPCI and please email to receive your CFRE certificate of completion. We will send your certificate after we have confirmed your participation.


Beth Archer, GPC | Grant Professional, DH Leonard Consulting

About the Author

Julie has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in women’s health, youth development, and education. Most recently, she worked as a grant writer and program evaluator in her own consulting practice for six years, serving clients with missions in sustainability, mental health, college access, veteran support, LGBTQ+ health and advocacy, access to justice, and saving the honeybee. She is slowly pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a nonprofit focus from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and has a Certificate in Grant Writing and Program Evaluation from the School of Public Affairs. She earned her BA in Environmental Science form the University of Virginia Julie lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons, and two cats, quickly losing teenagers to adulthood. She enjoys live music, hiking the Rockies, and spending time on dirt roads.

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