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Grand Grant Goals: Strengthening Your Grant Proposals

About this event

Captivate the funder's attention with well-crafted goals and objectives in your grant! This critical section of your proposal can make or break your request for funding. The panel will highlight how to clearly communicate your goals as you paint a picture of the ultimate impact you wish to achieve. Join our industry experts as they discuss how to create strong and appealing grants that will compel funders to get to your proposal!

Meet the panelists

Alice Ruhnke, GrantStation

Alice Ruhnke is the President of GrantStation. Having raised over $45 million from federal, state, and private grantmakers, she knows what it takes to get funded. As a former nonprofit program coordinator and director, and the Founder of The Grant Advantage, Alice has a deep understanding of the challenges that nonprofits face. Over the last 20 years she's worked in the trenches with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to improve their capacity to raise funds.

Colton Strawser, Colton Strawser Consulting

Dr. Colton Strawser is a nonprofit and philanthropic consultant and the President of Colton Strawser Consulting—a consulting firm that works with mission-driven organizations to develop the funding, data, and leadership skills necessary to create change. Dr. Strawser’s personal and professional mission is empowering organizations to create change® and has received numerous awards in recognition of his academic, professional, and personal contributions to the nonprofit sector. Colton has trained more than 1,000 organizations, generated over $25 million in government grants, and supported local and national research efforts to understand social issues and community challenges better.

Meredith Noble, Learn Grant Writing

Meredith is an entrepreneur, community leader, and outdoor adventuress in Alaska. She is the co-founder of Learn Grant Writing, the #1 online membership for those building a career in grant writing. Her book, How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn, is a #1 bestseller for nonprofit fundraising and grants. If she's not biking or skiing, Meredith can be found curled around a steaming cup of green-tea and a good book.

Teresa Huff, Grant Writing Simplified

Teresa Huff is the host of the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast and the go-to expert in nonprofit strategy. She’s helped nonprofits triple their funding and maximize their impact. After winning over $7 million for schools and nonprofits, she now teaches grant writers and nonprofits the strategies they need to develop millions in sustainable, long-term funding. Her podcast has been downloaded in over 100 countries across 6 continents; more than 3,000 students worldwide have completed her online grant writing programs. Teresa uses her Master’s in Education and over 20 years of experience in writing, special education, and business to help nonprofit leaders take their skills to the next level. She mentors grant writers through her interactive Fast Track to Grant Writer VIP Coaching Program, now available for university level credit. Learn more and listen to the Grant Writing Simplified Podcast at www.teresahuff.com.

What will be discussed?

  • What to keep in mind when preparing the goals and objectives section of your grant.
  • How to clearly communicate what your organization is hoping to accomplish.
  • Strategies for writing strong goals and objectives and what to avoid.

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Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning and thinking about nonprofit funding, nonprofit grant writers and fundraising professionals will find this panel the most pertinent.

Interested in being a panelist? Let us know via this survey.

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  • Guest speaker
    Alice Ruhnke President @ GrantStation

  • Guest speaker
    Meredith Noble Co-Founder @ Learn Grant Writing

  • Team member
    Hannah Thompson

  • Guest speaker
    Colton Strawser President @ Colton Strawser Consulting

  • Guest speaker
    Teresa Huff Host @ Grant Writing Simplified Podcast


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