Join us for Learning Collection 2: How to Build a Sustainable Grants Program

The full 5-webinar learning collection is available August through November 2023 

Reserve your seats below, or join our e-mail list to be the first to know when new webinars are added to the schedule. 

Prospect Research: How to Find Funding

Thursday, September 21, 2023




Fundraising is largely about approaching the right funders at the right time with the right proposal. But fundraising can’t happen in a vacuum.

Organizations need a strong pipeline of funding prospects coupled with concrete cultivation strategies to turn prospect research into the dollars that will allow you to achieve your larger organizational goals.

At Elevate, many of our client teams build grant programs from the ground up – from initial prospect research to writing the first proposal. Now, we want to share our tricks of the trade. We will discuss where to start, the resources you will need, and how to build a sustainable pipeline over time.

In this FREE 90-minute training, you will:

  • Learn what types of funding are right for your organization and programs
  • Build your toolkit of research resources and strategies to find the highest priority prospects first;
  • Develop a cultivation strategy for your organization; and
  • Learn about tools for tracking prospects and funder relationships over time.

Projections & Forecasting: How to Predict Grant Revenue

Thursday, September 28, 2023



Do you project grant revenue for your organization? You should! In this 90-minute training, Elevate’s experts will teach you how to make an informed prediction about your annual grants revenue to manage expectations with your leadership team and Board, help your organization make key decisions, create more realistic program and organization budgets, and reduce uncertainty in your annual budget planning.

How to Build Meaningful Relationships with Grantmakers

Thursday, October 12, 2023



How do you win funding? By seeing philanthropic organizations as partners, not funders. Relationship building is a huge part of winning philanthropic dollars for nonprofits. In this 90-minute training, Elevate’s experts will lead you through the relationship-building stage of the grant cycle, including who to cultivate at philanthropic organizations, and how to do it.

How to Know if Your Grant Program is Working

Thursday, November 9, 2023



In this 90-minute training, Elevate’s experts will help you answer the following questions: Is my organization raising all that it can from grants? Do we know what our organization really needs? Is what our organization needs feasible from grants alone? Is our grant program supporting our mission and impact goals? Is our grant program sustainable and efficient?

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How to Build Your Grants Program

Thursday, November 16, 2023


For many nonprofits, grant writing is a critical piece of a larger fundraising strategy. But if your organization is new to grant writing, building a strong grants program can feel like an overwhelming task.

Join us for this FREE 90-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including:

  • How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization;

  • The pillars of a strong grants program;

  • Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and
  • The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly