While the health and economic consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic have affected every segment of society, the nonprofit community has been significantly impacted. Operations and funding have been disrupted, and fear and uncertainty plague the future as old perspectives no longer provide a clue of what is ahead of us. This webinar recognizes that grant writers are the storytellers of their nonprofit organizations and it provides new reference points for moving forward in the “new normal” before you. In this town hall setting, you will have the opportunity to listen and interact with experts in areas critical to the sustainability of both your organizations and your professional responsibilities to create new goals and objectives to succeed. Industry leaders will examine the federal response, current and future, the philanthropic community’s activities and special funding resources, and a projection of the role, you, as grant writer, will play in realizing the opportunities that are ahead of you. As Franklin Roosevelt said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”
Ellen Riddleberger is a Vice President at McAllister & Quinn, managing clients in nonprofit, higher education, and governmental organizations. She specializes in providing clients with strategic government affairs analysis and advocacy services as well as assistance with fund development through federal grants and foundations. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Ellen worked for Congresswoman Roybal-Allard of CA for more than 11 years, and as her Chief of Staff since 2002. During that time, Ellen worked on the Appropriations, Budget, and Financial Services Committees, as well as handled a broad spectrum of issues, including health, justice, and education among other issues.
Jen Bokoff is the DIrector of Stakeholder Engagment at Candid. She develops partnerships, communications, and insights that power the work of the philanthropic sector. In her role, Jen regularly speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops, and connects people to resources, ideas, and one another. She was identified by Submittable in 2020 as a top 15 grantmaking-shaper. For six years, she also ran GrantCraft, a free services that taps the practicial wisdom of funders to improve the collective knowledge of the philanthropy field. Jen is a firm believer that innovation and change happen only when passionate people across different industries collaborate.
Diane Lenoard is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professional Association. Diane is also a Licensed Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner through Scrum, Inc. Since 2006, Diane and her team at D. H. Leonard Consulting and Grant Writing Services have secured more than $64 million dollars in competitive grant rewards for their clients. She is an active member of the Grant Professional Association and is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations. Diane is a frequent speaker regarding all aspects of grant writing and development.
Mike Chamberlain, Chief Executive Offices for GPA will serve as the facilitator for this important conversation.
How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs
Organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers
CFRE & GPC Credits:
This webinar has been approved for one point towards the CFRE credential and one CEU towards the GPC credential.