New Year, New Skills: Pro-Tips for Finding and Securing Grant Funding for Your Camp

DBD Group Presenters

Learn new skills and a fresh outlook about grant funding opportunities.

Grant funding can play an important role in helping nonprofit camps withstand the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Whether you are seeking grant funding to support pandemic-related community services offered by your camp or if you need resources to help your camp sustain operations and/or ramp up for the coming summer, this webinar is for you. It’s designed specifically for camp leaders and will help take the mystery and intimidation out of the “grant” process. Participants will learn actionable steps and strategies to successfully secure grant funding from corporate and private foundations. We will cover topics such as defining your project, knowing where to find grant opportunities, understanding the funder’s approach, completing the application (proposal), and following through after the award.


  • Grant-seeking beginners who want to learn how to research and develop winning proposals for corporate and private foundations.
  • Experienced grant writers who want to get a fresh look at the current funding environment and are looking to polish existing skills and techniques.


By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what makes a project fundable,
  • Be able to identify strong funding sources for their camps,
  • Know what questions to ask and what to look for when evaluating a funding opportunity, and
  • Feel empowered to complete grant applications.
Michele Goodrich; Kris Vrooman


$20 Member; $40 Nonmember

Presenter Bio(s)

Michele Goodrich: Since joining DBD Group in 2010, Michele has provided financial development counsel to a wide range of nonprofits throughout the country. Her extensive and diverse experience in nonprofit leadership positions makes it possible for her to tailor her approach to each nonprofit ‘s unique circumstances, culture and strengths. She has a track record of successfully working with foundations and United Ways to secure funding for projects related to capital campaigns, new program initiatives, collaborations and capacity building. For more information about Michele’s qualifications go to:

Kris Vrooman: As a Senior Consultant with DBD Group, Kris has been involved with “all things grants” for nearly twenty years. Kris has extensive experience with corporate, foundation, state, and federal grant and contract funding. She has successfully completed more than $8 million in awarded grant applications. Kris has also been a presenter at a number of non-profit conferences. More information about Kris’s background can be found at:

DBD Group is a team of experienced professionals who help nonprofit, faith-based, camp and education organizations realize their goals and support their unique vision. With deep experience and creative vision, we bring new and better approaches to fund raising and related development needs, as well as innovative thinking in financial management, strategic planning, executive search and more. Together, we will help you drive greater achievements, building a stronger foundation for a successful mission for the years to come.