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Friday, August 19, 2011

Grant Writing Class Sept. 22 at New Haven Public Library

A full-day grant writing class will be offered on Sept. 22 at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St. This Subway Seminar is designed to provide  nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers as well as community leaders and freelance grant writers with the skills needed to craft a proposal that increases the likelihood of success with targeted funders, according to a statement.

Participants will learn through group exercises derived from real-life foundation grant proposals and will explore
·       how to identify the most suitable foundation prospect
·       components of a foundation grant proposal
·       customizing applications to funder's interests and requirements
·       various proposals and submission techniques

Certificates of attendance will be provided by the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and The Foundation Center Cooperating Collection of the New Haven Free Public Library, the presenters of the seminar. C.E.U.s are also available upon request.   The Subway Seminar Series is funded through a grant by the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Subway Restaurants.

The class will be taught by Judith Margolin, an independent consultant and workshop leader on foundations and grants. Margolin served for several years as Vice President for Planning and Evaluation at the Foundation Center, the nation's leading authority on philanthropy.  Her books include "The Individual's Guide to Grants and Financing a College Education." She has also edited multiple editions of the Foundation Center's how-to books, including "Foundation Fundamentals, Guide to Proposal Writing,  The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals," and "After the Grant."  She lives in Stamford.

This Subway Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.  Space is limited and advance registration is required.  A $25 registration fee is payable by Sept. 15 and includes lunch. To register, contact Seth Godfrey at 203-946-7431 or

 Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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