April 21, 2021

Creating a Winning Annual Grants Strategy: Steps, Tips, & Tools


This workshop will provide the tools and instruction needed to create a successful annual grants strategy that encompasses an entire year of grant seeking and management. Attendees will learn how to locate, research, and vet grant funders, and calculate the probability of receiving an award. The creation of the annual grants strategy is guided by Ashley’s Master Grants Planner, a document she developed and uses with all of her clients. Each attendee will receive access to a downloadable copy of the Planner for their personal use. Ashley will also demonstrate how the Planner can be used as the foundation for various reports, grant calendars, and as a project management tool to use with others.


We will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Attendees will learn why an annual strategy is vital to success as a grant writer
  • Attendees will learn best practices for locating, researching, and vetting grant prospects
  • Attendees will learn how to use the Master Grants Planner to create and manage their annual grants strategy as well as how to pair up several other tools to make their work easier


This workshop will focus on two GPC competencies:

  • “How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs” will be addressed as we look at how to identify well-aligned funding prospects
  • “Practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers” will be addressed throughout by providing a proven method by which attendees can achieve greater success through a strategic way of strategically approaching the grants process.


Attendees will come away with a new skill set that will serve them well over the life of their nonprofit career.


(If you have any trouble registering, please contact Ashley Cain at ashley@cainnonprofitsolutions.com)