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Basic Proposal Writing Workshop

Monday, June 3, 2013  
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This full-day course is for individuals who are new to grantseeking and proposal writing for nonprofits, or who want to update their skills. Participants will learn about:

• Getting started in the grant seeking process, including learning about the different types of funding available, getting to know your prospective funders and understanding what they are looking for in a request

• What goes into writing a proposal, starting with planning and preparation and exploring each section of a typical request

• How to prepare a strong and successful proposal, from start to finish, while avoiding common errors, omissions and pitfalls

Throughout the session, we’ll discuss common questions, share examples and even collaborate to create some sample proposals!

The speaker, Martha Riecks, is an independent consultant with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit field. She specializes in providing services that allow small-to-medium nonprofits to clearly communicate the impact of their programs, secure grant funds and measure their successes. Ms. Riecks received a Master’s of Public Administration in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Professional Fundraising Counsel with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations, as well as a member of the American Evaluation Association.

The fee to attend this program is $30 per person, which includes a light continental breakfast and can be paid at the door with cash or checks made payable to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Foundation Center at 412-622-6277.

Presented by: Martha Riecks
Light continental breakfast
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Foundation Center
(412) 622-6277