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The Value of Doing Good: Social Return on Investment

Wednesday, May 04, 2016


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$249.00 The Value of Doing Good: Social Return on Investment(On-Demand)
Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

Today’s grant proposals face three tough challenges:
  • Messaging and credibility must differentiate them amid intense competition for funding.
  • Pre-award promises must set up—not sabotage—post-award performance.
  • Every aspect of the proposal must meet new Uniform Grant Guidance requirements.
Social Return on Investment (SROI) can be a powerfully effective tool for meeting these challenges. But how does SROI work and how can you use it to go beyond the traditional Logic Model to define your most compelling stories and present meaningful metrics that speak to the minds—and hearts—of funding decision-makers?

Here’s how!

Register now for The Value of Doing Good: Social Return on Investment.

In this 90-minute webinar, professional grants writer Heather Stombaugh explains how to calculate your own SROI and use it to create all-new ways to communicate meaningful results to stakeholders. Your new SROI skills will let you speak to for-profit decision-makers in their own language and in the language of accountability and performance required under OMB’s new codified pre-award requirements.

An edge on pre-award competition and post-award performance. You’ll learn how to differentiate your proposal by using your SROI calculation to tell a compelling story built on a credible, quantifiable case for the monetary value of your organization’s impact on society. You’ll also gain insights into how to use your SROI to meet post-award requirements for delivering—and demonstrating—performance. Plus, you can ask your specific questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation.

Reserve your space now to use Social Return on Investment to take fundraising to the next level, including:
  • How OMB’s codified pre-award guidance affects pre-award requirements—particularly applicant risk assessments
  • How to define the elements of your own most compelling SROI
  • Most effective methods for collecting data to calculate your SROI
  • How to synthesize data to measure SROI and use SROI measures to create compelling stories and credibility that differentiates you from others competing for awards
Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all federal-grant recipients, new federal agency program managers, and everyone who works with federal grants, especially those who work in private and corporate grant seeking, including:

  • Nonprofit leaders
  • Grant writers
  • Program staff
  • Grant accounting and finance staff
  • Development professionals
Remember, no matter how many other organizations are competing for funding, your social return on investment can set you apart and set you ahead. Don’t miss this chance to add “the value of doing good” to your


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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