Grant strategies to build nonprofit capacity

Welcome to our training library!

We want to help your organisation build the strongest possible grants program to help you achieve your mission!

Learn in your own time, with webinars available to be viewed for 30 days from date of purchase.

It’s essential to have all the key documents, processes and strategies in place before you start grant-seeking, so if you haven’t done one of our workshops, or you are new to grants, we recommend starting with our Beginner Webinar: Building your Grants Strategy before moving on to more advanced topics.

If you have questions about our webinars, suggestions for topics or need help with access, please get in touch at training@strategicgrants.co.nz 

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Project Planning  

Webinar: Project Planning - Essentials for Funding Success

(Originally aired 27 August 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

The task of writing a grant proposal can be an exciting process. You have the opportunity to turn your organisation's ideas into something real. With a great project plan you're ready to ask for funding.

But hang on a minute, where IS the project plan?

Case for Support  

Intermediate Webinar: Case for Support

(Originally aired 30 July 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

Does your organisation have a compelling and powerful document that motivates prospective donors to support your programs?
A Case for Support is essential to communicating your organisations’ mission, what community need it is meeting, how it’s meeting that need and why your organisation needs support to do more. It sets the scene of why your organisations exists, and drives your prospective and current donors to want to be further involved in achieving your mission.

 

 Webinar5 Evidence of Need  

Intermediate Webinar: Evidence of Need

(Originally aired 18 June 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

The best grant applications provide evidence of the need and a rationale around why the grant project is expected to create outcomes.

In this 45-minute webinar we show you the three levels of evidence you should be using in your grant applications to back up your claims, look at essential desktop research methods all grant and tender-seeking Staff should know for finding the required literature (and assessing its worth), and how to use that evidence to create a strong application with the right balance of heart and head.

 

Webinar4 Evaluation  

Intermediate Webinar: Fund-amentals of Evaluation

(Originally aired 28 May 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

This hour-long webinar provides insights into program evaluation for those in grants roles, including:

  • Why evaluation is important and what a good evaluation looks like
  • Foundations of planning and implementing an evaluation 
  • Foundations of interpreting, analysing data and reporting 
  • Using evaluation learnings. 

Learn through a case study as we develop an evaluation plan for our fictional nonprofit ‘St Joseph’s’. 

This session is for Trusts and Foundations Staff with limited experience with program and project evaluation.

 

Webinar 1  

Beginner Webinar: Building your Grants Strategy 
(Originally aired 4 February 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

Are you new to a grants role, or is your organisation moving to a more strategic approach to grants?

This webinar contains the essential steps to setting up a successful and sustainable grants program.

Learn about time-saving documents, processes to help you work as a team, pitfalls to avoid, and essentials of funder stewardship in this hour-long webinar. 

CFRE ConEdLogo 2018Full participation in this Grant-Seeker Workshop is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Participation in the Grant-Seeker Workshop may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the Grant-Seeker Workshop was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International

 

Webinar2  

Advanced Webinar: Thinking Creatively about Funder Engagement and Reporting

(Originally aired 5 March 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

Does your organisation have a funder stewardship and engagement strategy? Is it in need of a refresh? Have you asked your funders why they continue to engage with and fund you?

In this 45-minute webinar we’ll provide the tools, steps and creative thinking for building a funder stewardship strategy that will enable you to create longer term relationships and strong partnerships. This includes essential building blocks such as outcomes measurement and reporting; questions to ask your funders to better understand their motivation and decision-making, and knowing ahead of time what you will do and what conversations you’ll need to have if things go wrong or change with your funded projects. 

CFRE ConEdLogo 2018Full participation in this Grant-Seeker Workshop is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Participation in the Grant-Seeker Workshop may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the Grant-Seeker Workshop was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International

 

Webinar 3  

Beginner Webinar: Hook, Line and Sinker Application Writing 

(Originally aired 2 April 2019)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

Know how to write applications that hook your funder's attention and provide the evidence to reel them in? 

In this hour-long webinar, Strategic Grants presents the writing essentials for engaging your potential funders and reeling them in with your business case, hook, line and sinker.

Know how to balance emotional appeal with evidence, learn the golden rules of grant writing, understand how to meet assessors expectations around evidence and capability, what not to do, how to structure your application for maximum engagement, and the steps of good editing practice.

Learn as we put examples of poorly and well-written answers to commonly asked application questions under the microscope, and discover the key phases of editing.  

CFRE ConEdLogo 2018Full participation in this Grant-Seeker Workshop is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Participation in the Grant-Seeker Workshop may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the Grant-Seeker Workshop was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International

 

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Introduction to Winning Grants Pre-Recorded Webinar 

(Recorded 2018)

Cost: $45 (excl GST)

Are you new to a grants role in a charity or nonprofit organisation, or is your nonprofit just beginning to seek grants for the first time?

This hour-long introductory webinar, available to be viewed at any time, provides an overview of basic grant-seeking processes for New Zealand nonprofit organisations, including:

  • why wasn't an application successful?
  • types of grants
  • getting your organisation grant-ready
  • getting your project grant-ready
  • grants research
  • project matching
  • relationship building
  • application writing

CFRE ConEdLogo 2018Full participation in the Intro to Winning Grants Webinar is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Participation in the Intro to Winning Grants Webinar may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the Grant-Seeker Workshop was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International

 

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 Application Writing Advanced Pre-Recorded Webinar

(Recorded 2016)

Cost: $45 (excl GST) 

 This half-hour webinar provides training in best-practices and strategies of grant application writing. Content includes:

– An overview of getting an organisation grant-ready. Recapping basic processes and key requirements before grant-seeking.

– Getting your project grant-ready. Includes key questions to be answered to create a strong project plan.

– Application writing best practice overview

– Working through a sample application, unpacking well and poorly written example responses. 

– Commonly asked grant writing questions and answers