Although 85% of US contributions to nonprofit organizations come from individuals, foundations and corporations are important complements to fundraising efforts. This course will instruct participants in how to fund their unique activities and impart effective grantwriting and reporting skills. Learn how to identify foundations willing to fund your organization’s projects and needs.
Fee: $70 per session or $300 for all five days.
**This is Day 3 of the 5 week Principles of Fundraising Series**
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Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 am. Workshop will start promptly at 9:00 am.
*Thanks to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Northwest CT organizations in the following towns are eligible for a $30 discount per session upon check out: Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winchester/Winsted.
About the Trainer:
Diane Gedeon-Martin is a nationally recognized consultant and instructor with over 25 years of experience in the area of grants and grantseeking for nonprofit organizations. Since starting The Write Source in 1993, her firm boasts a roster of nearly 250 clients in 25 states and Washington, DC.
Clients of The Write Source include medium to large nonprofits throughout the country such as national and regional human service organizations, institutions of higher education, hospitals and healthcare groups, as well as prominent performing arts groups, museums, and cultural centers. Her clients achieve their goals through grant proposals she prepares to foundations, corporations, and government agencies ranging from $5,000 to $5.0 million.
From 2001 to 2015, Ms. Gedeon-Martin was an adjunct faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University where she not only taught Preparing Successful Grant Proposals, but also co-developed the curriculum for the course. Previously, she taught for a similar program conducted by Wayne State University in Detroit. Because of her expertise in the field, she is a frequent guest speaker at conferences sponsored by local, state, national, and international associations. She has been a featured speaker at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) International Conference for six consecutive years and a presenter for one of their international audioconferences.
She is an active member of AFP and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Chapter and former Chairperson for the Education and Program Committees. Her other affiliations include memberships in the Association for Professional Researchers for Advancement, the Association for Women in Communications, and as a charter member of the American Association of Grant Professionals. She is also a Board Member of Children in Placement, a New Haven-based nonprofit organization.