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.

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After registration and payment, you will be able to view the webinar immediately or at a later time of your choosing. The webinar will be available to you for 30 days from payment.

Webinar 1

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

Cost: $43 (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.




Advanced Webinar: Thinking Creatively about Funder Engagement and Reporting

(Originally aired 5 March 2019)

Cost: $52 (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.




Introduction to Winning Grants Pre-Recorded Webinar 

(Recorded 2018)

Cost: $70 (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


 Application Writing Advanced Pre-Recorded Webinar

(Recorded 2016)

Cost: $90 (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