1. Writing Effective Grant Reports: The Tips, Tools and Elements You Need to Satisfy Funders

Writing Effective Grant Reports: The Tips, Tools and Elements You Need to Satisfy Funders

Writing Effective Grant Reports: The Tips, Tools and Elements You Need to Satisfy Funders
Event ID: 18667

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Chief executives, directors, financial staff, board leadership, board members, grant writers, senior management, managers, supervisors, volunteer managers, quality assurance staff, and marketing and community outreach staff

Grants are a crucial part of nonprofit revenue streams – providing funds for a range of critical services, infrastructure needs, new programs and innovative projects. But, while a lot of attention and time is invested in crafting winning grant proposals, too many nonprofits miss the next step – reporting back to the funder. Funders need to know how you spent the funds they invested in you, if you did what you said you would, and what the actual impacts were. More importantly, they need to know how your grant funded activities helped to fulfill their missions.

Please join Lynn Ivey as she shares practical strategies and tips for preparing and writing grant reports that demonstrate your accountability and your results. Whether you are contemplating your initial report, an interim report or a final report, there are key elements that help to explain what you did, how you did it, and why what you accomplished was important. But, great reports don’t just brag on successes. They also include the lessons learned, challenges faced, barriers overcome and recommendations for the future. Information at this level requires data collection, financial tracking and outcome measures. And these must be in place well before you implement the grant funded strategies in order to fully inform the actual writing process.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Essential steps for determining what you need to track
  • An overview of common grant report formats and commonly required elements
  • Information needed to document your nonprofit’s logic model
  • Ideas for setting up monitoring systems
  • Strategies for tracking demographic and outcome data
  • The importance reporting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Methods for monitoring your grant effectiveness
  • Thanking the funder for their support
  • Ways to report challenges and missed targets
  • Making the case for your continued grant worthiness


Your conference leader for “Writing Effective Grant Reports: The Tips, Tools and Elements You Need to Satisfy Funders” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a strong passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to present at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.

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