Thursday, January 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presented by: Lori Smith Britton
Fee: $89* (lunch is not included)
Learn how to write a competitive, fundable grant in this lively and fun introduction to grant writing. Participants will learn how to:
- Convince grant reviewers of their proposal’s vision
- Organize the project design for maximum impact
- Employ clear, concise, positive style
- Format your proposal for easy readability
- Use the Internet and other resources to determine the interest and ability of your prospects, so you’ll have a better sense of whom to ask for what
This half-day, hands-on session will focus on grant writing and research of corporations and foundations.
Target Audience: Ideal for newer development professionals as well as those staff persons who may be responsible for grant writing as a component of their job duties.
About the Presenter
For over 15 years, Lori Smith Britton has been a leader in leveraging critical resources for several of Boston’s most prestigious institutions including MIT, the Boston Latin School Association, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation as well as a number of grassroots and community-based organizations. Lori was instrumental in the early success of the $35 million Pons Privatus Capital Campaign of the Boston Latin School Association and directed efforts that allowed the Museum of African American History to double its budget during her tenure as Director of Development. While at the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Lori worked closely with the executive team to establish and grow the President’s Council – a leadership group of supporters whose annual giving is $25,000 to $1 million and above – and helped launch a $9 million fund drive to secure the future of the Profile in Courage Award program. The drive was successfully completed in 2008 having surpassed its goal.
Lori’s service to the community is extended by her volunteer commitments. She serves on the boards of the Boston Latin School Association and Freedom House, Inc, where she is also a member of the executive committee. She is also a committee member of the Multi-Cultural Forum of the Chestnut Hill School – a parent-led organization committed to promoting the ideals of inclusion and diversity.
An alumna of Syracuse University where she earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in English and Broadcast Journalism, Lori also earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University, where she has served as an adjunct professor teaching a course in nonprofit fundraising.
* If your organization is a tenant of the NonProfit Center, a TSNE fiscal sponsorship project, or an Inclusion Initiative grantee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering to request a scholarship rate of $15.00. Scholarships are limited, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; maximum 1 per organization per workshop.
Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at TSNE's NonProfit Center, conveniently located in Downtown Boston at 89 South Street, Boston 02111 near South Station. For detailed directions please visit http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/directions