Using years of awards data, this webinar recording focuses on grantmaking from an analytics standpoint and provide a "30,000 foot view" of grantmaking to make you as a grantseeker more cognizant of the opportunities world as a whole.

Leveraging the high capacity for data analytics the Thompson Grants Data Team has, this webinar's objective is to see what the numbers have to say about grantmaking by visualizing complex information in order to show trends that most grantseekers would not otherwise be aware of. This will be accomplished partially through tools like Tableau and other statistical visualizations that take advantage of Thompson Grants' legacy grants databases.

The presentation best aligns with GPC competency of researching and indentifying funding sources through insight into historical giving trends. Thompson Grants’ data services are able to provide clients with opportunities that they would otherwise not be aware of, and match them with a variety of grantors that give their grantseeking portfolio more variety.

Based on longstanding customer relationships, we have learned that grantseekers tend to go after the same grantors as they have in the past. One of the learning objectives for this presentations is to have listeners become more aware of the opportunities world as a whole and make them aware of why they may be facing some of the challenges they are when it comes to grantseeking.

This webinar will also highlight specific grantseeker success stories (grantseekers that found funding outside of their typical funders, unique and fruitful partnerships with grantors), in the hopes that this will bring the broader insight back to the micro level, to leave listeners with concrete examples of how a broader view of the grantseeking world can reap rewards.

Finally, we'll also give some predictions as to where the trends of 2018 could leave grantseekers in 2019, and what they should prepare for when looking for funding.