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How to Determine the Best Funding Opportunities to Pursue

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

If you have been in the grantseeking space for a while, you’ve probably had stakeholders approach you with a grant application and say, “We need to apply for this…”

Taking your grant strategy to the next level requires you to identify and prioritize the opportunities with the highest return on investment. In this session GrantStation President, Alice Ruhnke, shows you how to create a customized Decision-Making Matrix, a proven framework to help your nonprofit determine the best funding opportunities to pursue.

In this recording, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify criteria to make decisions
  • Weigh criteria
  • Overcome application guidelines that consistently knock you out of the running
  • Use the results to build consensus and direction

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.

About the Author

Alice is the President of GrantStation. She joined the team after 20 years of working in or with the nonprofit community. In the trenches, she raised over $45 million and worked with hundreds of organizations to help them increase their capacity to raise funds. Alice is the organization's content expert and is responsible for online education, partnership development, and working with the talented GrantStation staff to provide quality resources to help the nonprofit community secure funding. Alice received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Relations and Master of Arts degree in Education/Counseling Psychology from the University of Connecticut. In August 2013, she completed a Certificate Program in Appreciative Inquiry from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

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