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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

GPLH Webinar: Grant Prospect Research

  • 06/24/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • via Zoom



Grant Prospect Research: Finding Grants 

Speaker: Lydia Howie, MS, GPC. 

Grant Strategist and President, Howie Marketing & Consulting

GPLH Founding President and 2021 Fundraising Chair

As grant writers we know that 25% of the grant writing process can be spent on searching for good funding potentials. It is not uncommon to review 10-15 opportunities before we find one viable foundation or corporate funder.

Lydia researches a minimum of 2 hours daily and in this webinar she will share her secrets for finding and vetting foundation, corporate, and other grant potentials. She will share her knowledge of popular grant seeking databases (e.g., Foundation Center Online, Instrumental, Grant Watch, Grant Station) and her favorite Grant Alerts (RFP e-blasts) that promote current RFPs. She will provide other funding opportunities to consider (e.g., local companies, United Way, service clubs, fraternal associations, trade associations, faith-based orgs). Plus, she will provide tips on how best to vet a funding source, increasing your likelihood of receiving funding. Attendees will receive a handy “Vetting Checklist.”    

About Lydia Howie, MS, GPC

Lydia Howie has been a grants consultant since 1999. Prior, she was Director of the Association of Development Officers, Executive Director of The Volunteer Center of Westchester, and Marketing Director of Jefferson Valley Mall. She has raised over $40 million dollars for her clients who represent dozens of missions. She possesses an M.S. in Marketing Communications from Iona College, B.A. in Communication Arts from the College of New Rochelle, and a Grant Professional Certification (GPC) from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. She founded the Grants Professionals of Lower Hudson in 2008.  Ms. Howie has received numerous awards and recognition including Presidential Award for a Desert Storm fundraiser; the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley’s first Corporate Service Award; Association of Development Officers’ 2007 Peter J. Gallagher Award for Leadership & Service; and the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s 2019 Pauline G. Annarino Award, the grant writing industry’s highest national honor for impact on the grant writing industry and profession


  • 11:45 AM: Announcements & Networking
  • 12 - 1:15 PM: Program


  • Non-members: $25
  • Members: FREE! Join GPLH today and attend this event for free!
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