Friday, January 21, 2011

Funding Your Neighborhood Project

Funding Your Neighborhood Project

  • When: Saturday, February 5 || 9 AM-1 PM
  • Where: 226 J.C. Penney Conference Center, UMSL
  • Fee:$30
Join us to learn the tools and techniques to secure funding for your neighborhood project. Learn how to seek out a variety of funding opportunities and sources specific to your project. Become skilled in the art of persuasive writing as a tool for making your funding request successful.

This hands-on workshop is being offered in partnership with the Community Partnership Project's Neighborhood Leadership Academy. It will provide you with real-world examples and take-aways that will help you get your neighborhood project started or expand an existing one. Whether you're new to grant writing or fundraising, or a seasoned professional, this workshop is for you. (Light snacks will be provided.)

Wendy Dyer as been a fundraiser and a fundraising consultant for more than 20 years. Her fund development career began at Saint Louis University, where she worked in donor research and prospect management, then major gifts and corporate/foundation relations. In consultation with nonprofit organizations, she provides coaching, grant strategies, major giving programs including annual fund and capital campaigns, board design and engagement. Wendy provides capacity building workshops throughout the state, as well as locally through the Deaconess Foundation Impact Partner program. She is adept at developing grants for neighborhood-specific projects where it is important to identify local assets and interests.

Wendy will be joined by Holly Ingraham and Kara Lubischer, community development specialists and instructors for the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, to provide feedback and consultation to participants.
For more information and to register, call (314) 516-5948.

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