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January 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Once a grant opportunity is announced, the clock starts ticking on your application. During this pre-award time, you’ve got to pull together everything from financials and policies to perspective on your culture, infrastructure, leadership and Board of Directors.

Assembling all this information can take time. So can weaving it together into a compelling story. That’s why you can’t wait until grants come due to start.

Instead, let one of the grant community’s leading fundraising experts get you “grant ready” for a head start on the process—and success.

Register Now  for Pre-Award Grant Readiness.

In this webinar, certified grant and fundraising professional Carolyn Caldwell shows you how to make your organization more agile—and successful—in winning awards. You’ll learn how to strengthen everything from organization culture and infrastructure, to enhancing your ability to develop, maintain, and foster true partnerships.

Be ready the moment a grant is announced. In addition to action steps, you’ll have a checklist of information to gather, including specific organization, program, financial, and Board of Directors’ information, and other documents. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on responding to grant opportunities faster and more successfully, including:

  • What it means to be “grant ready” and why it matters
  • How to assess your organization’s current grant readiness
  • How to determine what’s needed to increase grant readiness
  • A punch list you can use to improve your grant applications.
  • How to move quickly when grants come due, including providing all the documentation required—and the strongest application

You’ll come away from this webinar with a plan for getting grant ready so you can move quickly on new opportunities and multiply your chances of winning the awards.

Who Will Benefit:
This webinar is of value to grant professionals involved in the pre-award phase. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant Writers
  • Development Directors
  • Program Directors

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE

Carolyn Caldwell, GPC, CFRE and Principal of Raising Awareness, Raising Funds, LLC, has been working in fundraising for over 20 years. She has presented nationally at the 2013, 2018, and 2019 GPA conferences, locally to her GPA chapter, and regionally to many other non-profit groups. She earned her Grant Professional Certification in 2016, and her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 2019. Carolyn was her Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter’s President in 2017, and a board member from 2012 to 2019. She was her GPA chapter’s President in 2012. Carolyn was recently elected to the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus board. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and Theatre from University of South Florida.


January 19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
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