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TACS Workshop: Foundation and Corporate Grant Strategies (8-20 & 8-21)


Rick Levine, Grant Writing Consultant

Event Date:

August 20, 2008 - August 21, 2008

8:30 am - 4:00 pm * 2 day event *




Online Training Calendar- www.tacs.org

Phone- 503.239.4001


  • What makes a “grantable” idea
  • Funder types and interests
  • How to frame your proposal so it will get the most positive response
  • Strategies to identify potential funders and build relationships with them
  • Project and organizational factors that most influence grant decisions
  • How to write an effective proposal

Rick Levine, Oregon’s premier grant writing consultant, will guide you through the ins and outs of grant research, proposal development, and funder relationships. You will also get the rare opportunity to have direct conversations with two panels of outstanding funders, to gain an understanding of the latest trends and be able to develop a funding strategy based on current foundation and corporation priorities and interests.

Corporate Panel Includes:

  • Tracy Dannen, Kaiser Permanente
  • Janet Rash, Intel Corporation
  • David Wynde, US Bank

Foundation Panel Includes:

  • Randy Choy, Oregon Community Foundation
  • Lynne Siegel, Wessinger Foundation
  • Sally Yee, Meyer Memorial Trust


Rick Levine is the senior grantwriter/consultant in the northwest. He has been writing grants since 1968, teaching grantwriting since 1973, and consulting since 1977. He is the creator and author of the first Guide To Oregon Foundations, a national model funding book. At present he is co-founder and principal partner in the consulting group Grants Northwest, and he provides training and classes through Technical Assistance For Community Services (TACS), and the Portland State University graduate program in Public Administration.

Rick has written or assisted with grant requests for more than 350 non-profit organizations, and has trained more than 9,000 people. He has had success with virtually all types of public and private funders, resulting in over $30,000,000 in grants.