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First-Time Government Grant Seekers

Monday, April 30, 2012  
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This seminar offers nonprofits an introduction to the process of researching grant opportunities, planning and writing grant proposals, and submitting grant applications to state and federal government agencies. The seminar will be helpful for nonprofit executives, development managers and grant writers who are inexperienced in government grant seeking and looking for further information for a first-time submission.

The following topics will be presented:
> Government Grant Making: Priorities, Process and Procedures
> Agency Preparation and Positioning
> Researching Grant Opportunities
> Government Grant Proposal Planning, Writing and Budgeting
> Navigating Online Grant Submissions

The speakers will be:

Helen Bollinger, MPA: Helen has served in several public sector positions at the county, state, and federal level. She gained experience as a legislative assistant, project manager of grant funded projects, lobbyist, legislative analyst, public health analyst, and government contracts analyst. Helen will share her knowledge of government grant making, and how she applies this perspective in her current position as the Grants and Government Liaison for The Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), in which she researches grant opportunities, submit grants, and ultimately serves as project coordinator for the grants. Helen coordinates regulatory affairs, monitors pertinent legislation relating to organ donation, and develops and maintains important governmental relationships.

Katherine F.H. Heart, MEd: Katherine is the President of Heart Resources, LLC, a social enterprise company offering project development and comprehensive grant services that assist nonprofits to solve challenging public health problems. Heart Resources, LLC is a Consultant Partner to agencies at the Steel Valley Wellness Collaborative and co-wrote a Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project Grant awarded by the Office of Disease Prevention/Health Promotion. Katherine is a health educator who is experienced in developing multi-funder grant initiatives and government grants. Her company is a Participating Organization in the 10x10 Wellness Campaign and Healthy People 2020. Katherine developed and managed fitness, and health/ mental health profit-centers at Pittsburgh area nonprofits for 15 years, as well as serving as technical writer/ product development manager for a psychology consulting firm.

The fee to attend this workshop is $30 per person, which includes a light continental breakfast. To register, please call the Foundation Center at 412-622-6277.

Presented by: Katherine F.H. Heart, MEd & Helen Bollinger, MPA
Event fee: $30
Light continental breakfast
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Foundation Center
(412) 622-6277