ENHANCED GRANTWRITING AND FUNDRAISING at THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE FIRST SESSION-SUMMER SESSION 2016

2 06 2016

Don Chalmers, Adjunct Member of the Faculty

This course helps students understand and appreciate United States philanthropy especially  non-profit organizations and what they must do to seek and secure outside funding.  We’ll define and discuss key components of developmental readiness like board development and strategic planning that funders view as important to organizational sustainability.  We’ll learn how to research funding sources.  A primary focus of the course is grant writing, specifically how to prepare a competitive grant application to a corporate, foundation or federal source.  The course also shares keys to successful grant administration and other resource development activities.  These activities include annual funds, special events, contracting, planned giving, in-kind contributions and more.

Sample student evaluations:

“I would highly recommend this class to others. Don is a thorough and thoughtful instructor. The book was affordable, and the perfect complement to his knowledge and experience in grant writing and fundraising. Lectures were highly informative. All subject matter and coursework was in line with the syllabus. My work was fairly evaluated with appropriate and meaningful suggestions for development and improvement. All students were encouraged to participate with group work and the expectations were clear and concise. Don is a wealth of information and I feel privileged to have taken his class this summer.”

“Don is very helpful and has a wealth of information for those interested in writing grants for existing non-profits and those with interests in grant-writing. I enjoyed learning from him and he is a great resource for Evergreen. Don has a special talent of engaging the students in ways that will make them critically think about what is required to write a successful grant proposal.”

TO REGISTER GO TO: www.evergreen.edu or contact Don at tescgrantwriting@gmail.com for more information

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Don’t Miss Our Presentation at the Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising

2 06 2016

“Lessons Learned From Tribal Capital Campaigns-Tribal Philanthropy in Action”

First Annual Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising June 16-17, 2016

Join us June 17th for a lively and engaging session in which we explore Tribal capital campaigns to fund culturally-appropriate buildings like a longhouse, education center, library or museum.  These first-time capital efforts received generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Norcliffe Foundation among many others as well as a $1 million earmark from the state of Washington and $1 million in Heritage Resource Center funds.  As the very first capital campaign for these Tribes we learned a lot about how to make these efforts successful and would like to share those lessons with you!  For example how to create patron lists for your special event when you’ve never held a special event or how to translate your case in a way the funder will not only appreciate it, but fund it.  We’ll also explore how to create and support an active and committed volunteer base that can make a big difference in a campaign’s success. We’ll also talk about some Tribe’s giving programs and how best to seek funding for your program.  See you there!

Presenters: Don Chalmers, SparrowHawk Consulting and Nicole Sieminski, Executive Director, The Tulalip Foundation

For a link to the conference:

First Annual Advancement Northwest Forum on Strategic Fundraising

For a copy of the PowerPoint or more information: info@sparrowhawkco.com