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Webinar • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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$249.00 Tell Your Story by the Numbers: How to Develop a Compelling, Evidence-Based Statement of Need (OnDemand)

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Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

In today’s competitive grants community, successful proposals speak to the hearts and the minds of reviewers. You can give your own proposals this same competitive edge by rethinking the way you write your Statement of Need.

For starters, dig deeper. Go beyond the obvious to present a larger, more interesting and more compelling vision of the need. Use data, peer-reviewed literature, white papers and gray literature to support your position—and to build an emotional connection with reviewers.

Now, let one of today’s most successful grants writers show you how to do it all, step by step.

Register now for Tell Your Story by the Numbers: How to Develop a Compelling, Evidence-based Statement of Need.

In this 90-minute webinar, leading grant consultant Heather Stombaugh shows you new techniques for building a statement of need that resonates with today’s performance-focused reviewers. From increasing credibility, to writing it in the most persuasive way for corporate or government reviewers, you will learn immediate ways to improve your likelihood of getting funded.

Speaking to hearts and minds.  You will discover where to find and how to use compelling current data and insights from outside authorities to support your case. You will also learn how to use a number-oriented approach to increase the emotional impact of your story. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to learn new techniques for giving grant need statements a powerful makeover, including how to:

  • Define—and answer—the real question behind the need statement
  • Use a new outline to create a compelling need statement
  • Cover the elements that matter most to your reviewers
  • Integrate primary and secondary evidence to improve your need statement
  • Differentiate “levels of evidence” (i.e., quality of the study and its results) across source types
  • Use referencing and citations to strengthen the credibility of your grant proposal.

This is a unique opportunity to discover “by the numbers” techniques for increasing your chances of getting funded. Don’t miss out on expert guidance that can make all the difference in presenting a compelling case to the hearts and the minds of grant reviewers.

Register now for Tell Your Story by the Numbers: How to Develop a Compelling, Evidence-based Statement of Need.

This webinar is of value to all nonfederal recipients and sub-recipients of federal funds, including nonprofits, tribal nations, municipalities, colleges and universities and healthcare organizations. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant writers
  • Program/project directors
  • Grant managers
  • Grant Administrators


Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC

Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC is a nonprofit pro with more than 16 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, programming, communications, and fundraising. She is the founder and principal consultant of JustWrite Solutions, a national nonprofit consulting firm based in Ohio. Heather is one of fewer than 400 Grant Professionals Certified in the United States and is also a Grant Professionals Association (GPA) approved trainer. Heather practices and teaches integrated grant seeking, a process by which the strategies and tactics of fundraising, marketing, and grantsmanship are coordinated to increase engagement, donations, and grant awards. Using this philosophy, Heather has secured more than $75 million for nonprofits across the country.

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