Grantseeker Education

Read and watch resources for grantseekers, nonprofits, and grant writers!

  • Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster?

    Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster?

    After reading On Writing by Stephen King, I created a workshop surrounding tips from Stephen King and how they can be applied to grant proposal writing. Here are a few of the highlights.

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  • How to Develop a Realistic 2019 Grant Calendar

    How to Develop a Realistic 2019 Grant Calendar

    Based on our real-world experience in grant writing our team is sharing how we create realistic grant calendars for our clients.

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  • Faith-Based Organizations: Getting Good Grants

    Faith-Based Organizations: Getting Good Grants

    No matter what your mission is, there is a donor somewhere in this world who is just as passionate about your cause as you are. You just need to figure out who it is!

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  • Using the Grant Development Maturity Model to Evaluate & Improve Your Grant Practice1:24:49

    Using the Grant Development Maturity Model to Evaluate & Improve Your Grant Practice

    Ever wished you had a map to help guide you in improving your ability to get more grants? The need for new, better, more efficient ways of fundraising is always a challenge.

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  • Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Grant Writing Success in 2019

    Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Grant Writing Success in 2019

    What are the top 5 things you can do to improve your grant writing success in 2019? Find out from Jana Hexter - writer and The Grant Writer's Well workshop teacher.

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  • Measuring Impacts and Outcomes52:43

    Measuring Impacts and Outcomes

    In this on-demand webinar, learn the strategies funders use to create impact, determine where you fit it in the process, and take steps to ensure your organization is measuring results effectively.

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  • Put On Your Magic Grantmaker Goggles... and Let's Look at Proposal Budgets!

    Put On Your Magic Grantmaker Goggles... and Let's Look at Proposal Budgets!

    Ever wish you had x-ray vision into the mind of grant reviewers and grant decision-makers, so you could see your proposal the way they see it?

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  • Online Grant Applications: Perspectives for Success

    Online Grant Applications: Perspectives for Success

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  • 5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals

    5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals

    Every nonprofit knows the importance of a successful annual fund campaign. Your annual fund helps your nonprofit set up plans for the coming year and gives your organization stability by assuring you

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  • Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together1:16:30

    Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together

    This on-demand webinar highlights three real-life funder-grantee relationships that have found success in a variety of ways.

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  • Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Discussing how to bring your big idea to the table when you've found something you're fired up about and need to get everyone else on board.

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  • Creating Your Nonprofit's Website: The Essential Guide

    Creating Your Nonprofit's Website: The Essential Guide

    Your nonprofit's website is often the initial point of contact between you and your supporters. Maximize its effectiveness by following this essential guide!

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  • On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    Often as funders and consultants, we’re distant from the work on the ground and it seems easy for us to stand up, out and above to advise on what should be done, and how it could be done.

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  • On Philanthropy: What's Changed?

    On Philanthropy: What's Changed?

    While the pressures of change may continue to present challenges, if we have learned anything, it is that knowledge, information and working toward shared goals can help.

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  • How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    Scaling your fundraising efforts are the key to effectively managing your donor relationships AND your organizational mission activities. Strategies to help narrow your approach to fundraising can hel

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  • Maximize Your Visibility with GuideStar - Tips for (Overly) Busy Nonprofits1:04:12

    Maximize Your Visibility with GuideStar - Tips for (Overly) Busy Nonprofits

    Learn how you can optimize your visibility using the Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar and maximize your fundraising success.

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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    Are you ready to ‘Go the distance’? After wrapping up Spring Training and having a successful Regular Season you’re more than ready to enter Post Season and eventually transition into the Off Season.

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  • Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to do better?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion..

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  • Simple Steps to Write an Executive Summary

    Simple Steps to Write an Executive Summary

    A well-written executive summary can arguably be the most important element of the proposal. Check out these simple steps to creating an executive summary that is clear, concise, and persuasive.

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  • Project Management & Grants   Going Beyond the Checklists1:05:36

    Project Management & Grants Going Beyond the Checklists

    Are you overwhelmed with different workstreams and feel that you could be more effective in how you work? Project management is a term thrown around, but what does it really mean?

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