Grantseeking Reimagined: Engaging Funders in the New Normal

Presented by: John Hicks, CFRE, Principal, DLBHICKS, LLC

Synopsis: Foundation and corporate grants may represent the best “safe harbor” for fundraising in this perfect storm. Grantmakers are investing market gains from good years in meeting the challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19 and the growing movement for diversity, equity and inclusion. Join us as we explore best practices in creating a current and compelling case, developing competitive applications, building visibility and engaging grantors.

Learning Goals:

  • Identify and understand relevant new practices in funder communications and stewardship
  • Understand best practices in framing a current and relevant case for support
  • Apply tactics in grant writing to meet funder needs
  • Utilize new resources that will prove helpful in supporting effective grantseeking

Workshop Details

When: Monday, October 19,
10:15 – 11:30 am

Track: Resource Development

Target Audience: Mid/Senior Nonprofit Professionals, Executive Leaders, Board Members

John Hicks, CFRE

Principal, DLBHICKS, LLC

John W. Hicks, CFRE is Principal and Founder of DLBHICKS LLC. Over a consulting career of more than 30 years, John has worked with a diverse group of more than 100 nonprofits both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Nonprofit Management program and an instructor for Candid where, since 1997, he has trained more than 5,000 nonprofit professionals in grant writing. He is a contributing author to After the Grant (Foundation Center, 2010) and to The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising (Wiley, 2001).

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Each day of the virtual conference will feature workshops in the following workshop tracks: Advocacy, Building the Plane While Flying It, Caring for Ourselves & Each Other, Fundraising & Communications, and Leading through Change.