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Advanced Grant Strategies

Mercy Corps, Aceh Lecture Room 45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland

About this event

Rick Levine, Grant Writer & Trainer

Martha Richards, Executive Director
James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation

To learn more about the history of and agenda for this workshop, click here.

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 7:30
Presentation at 8:00

Join Rick Levine, one of the Northwest’s most expert grant writers, and Martha Richards, Executive Director with the James F. and Marion L. Miller foundation, to learn what makes foundation and corporate grantmakers get interested in—and react positively to—grant applications. This workshop, geared to experienced grant writers, will give you tools and new ideas to significantly increase your organization’s grants success. We will discuss expectations of good grant writers and offer insight into what program officers look for in the different proposal sections.

This workshop also provides the chance to learn firsthand how foundation and corporation staff examine proposals. In a highly unusual opportunity, you will receive direct feedback about your proposals and project ideas, while working in small groups with some of the top foundation and corporate program officers in the region. This session of “Advanced Grants Strategies” features the following experts:

  • F.X. Rosica, Grant Evaluator, The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Kregg Arntson, Community Affairs Manager, Portland General Electric
  • Jan Kennedy, Program Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Julia Willis, Grants Coordinator, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Lynne F. Siegel, Administrator, Wessinger Foundation
  • Martha Richards, Executive Director, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Theresa Deibele, Program Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust

And, in what may be the most unique opportunity of all, you will also get to meet and interact with major foundation trustees—the people who make the final decisions on your proposals. You will learn how and why they make their funding decisions. The group for this workshop includes:

  • Charles Rooks, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Jim Meyer, Northwest Health Foundation
  • John Castles, Murdock Charitable Trust

This workshop goes way beyond a simple “meet the funders” experience. Participants receive in-depth information and feedback on their own work and come to understand much more fully how both foundation staff and trustees look at their proposals.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed specifically for experienced grant writers who have written at least three grant proposals and who want to become more competitive with their applications to Oregon and Southwest Washington private and corporate foundations.

Training Format

This full-day, in-person workshop will be presented in Portland, Oregon to a limited audience of 48 participants.

Preparation

Each participant should bring eight copies of a two page Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Refer to the LOI Guidelines for specific formatting instructions. Foundation representatives ask that participants view this as a learning opportunity and suggest that people not bring material that has already been highly successful.

Additional Information

Event fee includes continental breakfast.

If you are registering offline, please indicate on your registration form if you would also like to purchase one of the meal options.

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Rick Levine, Grant Writer & Trainer

Martha Richards, Executive Director
James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation

To learn more about the history of and agenda for this workshop, click here.

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 7:30
Presentation at 8:00

Join Rick Levine, one of the Northwest’s most expert grant writers, and Martha Richards, Executive Director with the James F. and Marion L. Miller foundation, to learn what makes foundation and corporate grantmakers get interested in—and react positively to—grant applications. This workshop, geared to experienced grant writers, will give you tools and new ideas to significantly increase your organization’s grants success. We will discuss expectations of good grant writers and offer insight into what program officers look for in the different proposal sections.

This workshop also provides the chance to learn firsthand how foundation and corporation staff examine proposals. In a highly unusual opportunity, you will receive direct feedback about your proposals and project ideas, while working in small groups with some of the top foundation and corporate program officers in the region. This session of “Advanced Grants Strategies” features the following experts:

  • F.X. Rosica, Grant Evaluator, The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Kregg Arntson, Community Affairs Manager, Portland General Electric
  • Jan Kennedy, Program Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Julia Willis, Grants Coordinator, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Lynne F. Siegel, Administrator, Wessinger Foundation
  • Martha Richards, Executive Director, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Theresa Deibele, Program Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust

And, in what may be the most unique opportunity of all, you will also get to meet and interact with major foundation trustees—the people who make the final decisions on your proposals. You will learn how and why they make their funding decisions. The group for this workshop includes:

  • Charles Rooks, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Jim Meyer, Northwest Health Foundation
  • John Castles, Murdock Charitable Trust

This workshop goes way beyond a simple “meet the funders” experience. Participants receive in-depth information and feedback on their own work and come to understand much more fully how both foundation staff and trustees look at their proposals.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed specifically for experienced grant writers who have written at least three grant proposals and who want to become more competitive with their applications to Oregon and Southwest Washington private and corporate foundations.

Training Format

This full-day, in-person workshop will be presented in Portland, Oregon to a limited audience of 48 participants.

Preparation

Each participant should bring eight copies of a two page Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Refer to the LOI Guidelines for specific formatting instructions. Foundation representatives ask that participants view this as a learning opportunity and suggest that people not bring material that has already been highly successful.

Additional Information

Event fee includes continental breakfast.

If you are registering offline, please indicate on your registration form if you would also like to purchase one of the meal options.

When
May 29th, 2013 from  7:30 AM to  4:00 PM
Location
Mercy Corps, Aceh Lecture Room
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204
Multnomah
Event Fee(s)
Registration
NAO Members $148.50
Nonmembers $165.00
Optional Lunch
Turkey Deluxe with Bacon & Swiss Sandwich $10.00
Vegetarian Cobb Salad $10.00
Vegan Grinder $10.00
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City Portland
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Presenter Rick Levine & Martha Richards, plus Program Officers & Trustee Panel
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