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Advanced Grant Strategies

Mercy Corps, Aceh Lecture Room 45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland

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

Rick Levine, Grant Writer & Trainer

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

Join Rick Levine, one of the Northwest’s most expert grant writers, and Martha Richards, Executive Director of 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:

  • Cindy Knowles, Director of Programs, The Collins Foundation
  • Jan Kennedy, Program Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Louis King, Program Coordinator, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Martha Richards, Executive Director, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Megan Schumaker, Senior Program Officer for Community Grants & Funds, The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Michael Acterman, Lead Program Associate for Grants, The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Paul Reich, 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:

      • Debbie Craig, Meyer Memorial Trust
      • Jim Meyer, Northwest Health Foundation
      • Julie Vigeland, Wessinger Foundation, Jackson Foundation
        • In addition, in a one-hour master grant writers forum three of Oregon’s most experienced grant writers will discuss how to prepare yourself and your organization for important proposal submissions, how to deal with common problems in getting applications completed and submitted, and how to best frame proposals. Panel members include:

          • Susan Jordan, Grants Coordinator for Portland Public Schools
          • Michael Wells, Director, Grants Northwest
          • Rick Levine. Grant Writer & Trainer

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

Rick Levine, Grant Writer & Trainer

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

Join Rick Levine, one of the Northwest’s most expert grant writers, and Martha Richards, Executive Director of 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:

  • Cindy Knowles, Director of Programs, The Collins Foundation
  • Jan Kennedy, Program Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Louis King, Program Coordinator, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Martha Richards, Executive Director, James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
  • Megan Schumaker, Senior Program Officer for Community Grants & Funds, The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Michael Acterman, Lead Program Associate for Grants, The Oregon Community Foundation
  • Paul Reich, 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:

  • Debbie Craig, Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Jim Meyer, Northwest Health Foundation
  • Julie Vigeland, Wessinger Foundation, Jackson Foundation

In addition, in a one-hour master grant writers forum three of Oregon’s most experienced grant writers will discuss how to prepare yourself and your organization for important proposal submissions, how to deal with common problems in getting applications completed and submitted, and how to best frame proposals. Panel members include:

  • Susan Jordan, Grants Coordinator for Portland Public Schools
  • Michael Wells, Director, Grants Northwest
  • Rick Levine. Grant Writer & Trainer

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 49 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
June 17th, 2014 from  8:00 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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Presenter Cindy Knowles, Debbie Craig, Jan Kennedy, John Castles, Julie Vigeland, Louis King, Martha Richards, Megan Schumaker, Melissa Hansen, Michael Wells, Paul Reich, Rick Levine, Susan Jordan
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
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