Building a Grant Calendar that Works: Key Benchmarks for Planning

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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True grant management is more than just submitting proposals. While the story you tell and how well you tell it are important, there are so many other elements you must juggle that determine whether your request is funded or rejected. With deadlines and requirements different with each potential funding opportunity, planning and organization are critical. The most effective way to manage the many details of grants is with a grant calendar. But what do you need to track? How much time do you need? What do you do when so many deadlines are at the same time?

Please join Melanie Lambert to learn how to build a grant calendar that works for you. She’ll share insights to help you organize your entire solicitation year. Using industry standards for grant submissions, Melanie will show you how to build a grant calendar based on your nonprofit’s funding needs and organize each request to reduce the stress of last-minute submissions. You’ll receive tips and tools to help your nonprofit launch a grant management campaign or to organize and add to existing grant partnerships.


In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Researching and identifying grant opportunities
  • Reading RFPs and foundation websites to gather key elements of the submission process
  • 5 questions you should ask a grant administrator while planning
  • What information you should be tracking for long-term success
  • Organizing your funding needs
  • Building a calendar that complements your existing fundraising strategy
  • An example of a working and flexible grant calendar
  • The secret to drafting successful grant templates that save time and allow you to submit more requests


Your conference leader for “Building a Grant Calendar that Works: Key Benchmarks for Planning” is Melanie Lambert. Melanie is founder and managing director of TurnKey Writing Solutions, a virtual grant management company based in the Atlanta, Georgia area serving clients nationwide. After a decade-long career in nonprofit fundraising in development offices ranging from two employees to two hundred, Melanie noticed a pattern. Grant writing was often everybody’s job or nobody’s job. With multiple millions of dollars in grants secured, she had the opportunity to launch TurnKey Writing Solutions in 2017 and offer nonprofits an affordable, flexible, and convenient solution to grant management. Melanie is passionate about connecting nonprofits with the funds they need to change the world. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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