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TACS Workshop | Fund Development


Presenters: Rick Levine, Grant Writer, Trainer, and Consultant & Kit Gillem, Program Officer, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


DATE: June 2, 2010

TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

COST: $165.00 General Admission, $148.50 NAO Nonprofit Members

LOCATION: Ecotrust Conference Center; 721 NW 9th Avenue; Portland, Oregon 97209

Register now at: http://www.tacs.org/training/workshops/fund_development_marketing/advanced_grant_strategies_2.



Join Rick Levine, one of the Northwest's most expert grantwriters, and Kit Gillem, Program Officer of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, to learn what foundation and corporate grant makers expect of experienced grant writers. In this competitive grant-seeking climate, it is more important than ever to have well-targeted and finely crafted proposals. Receive direct feedback about your proposals while working in small groups with a staff person of a major regional funder.


The proposal reviewers will include:

    * Jeff Anderson, The Oregon Community Foundation

    * Eric Jones, Meyer Memorial Trust

    * Jan Kennedy, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

    * Louis King, Spirit Mountain Community Fund

    * Cindy Knowles, Collins Foundation


You will also get to meet some of the major foundation trustees who make the final decisions on your proposals and learn how and why they make their funding decisions. We'll talk with them directly about how their priorities and expectations change in tough economic times.


The trustee panel will include:

    * Debbie Craig, Meyer Memorial Trust

    * Sho Dozono, Spirit Mountain Community Fund

    * Julie Vigeland, The Jackson Foundation


Don't miss this opportunity to:

    * See your proposal through funders' eyes

    * Engage in small group discussions with regional program officers

    * Hear trustee perspectives on grants decisions

    * Build relationships through personal interactions

    * Sharpen your writing skills



Bring eight copies from a two-page summary of a current or recent grant proposal. This narrative description should completely describe your program. If the writing sample is for a funder with specific requirements, please reformat the information so that all aspects of the project/program are covered. Foundation representatives have asked that participants view this as a learning opportunity, and suggest that people not bring material that has already been highly successful.



This workshop is designed specifically for experienced grant writers who have written at least three proposals.


Learn more or register at: http://www.tacs.org/training/workshops/fund_development_marketing/advanced_grant_strategies_2. Learn more about TACS at www.tacs.org.

Learn more about the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) at http://www.tacs.org/nonprofit_association_of_oregon.