Monday, January 23, 2012

Proposal writing class offered March 15 at the New Haven Public Library

A full-day grant writing class will be held on March 15 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 participate in group exercises "derived from real-life foundation grant proposals" and will explore:  "how to identify the most suitable foundation prospect; elements of a foundation grant proposal;  customizing applications to funder's interests and requirements;  a variety of submission techniques," the statement said.
 Judith Margolin, of Stamford, an independent consultant and workshop leader on foundations and grants, will teach the class, the statement said. Margolin served for several years as vice president for Planning and Evaluation at the Foundation Center, the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, the statement said.
Her books include "The Individual's Guide to Grants" and "Financing a College Education,the statement said. 
This Subway Seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the program room on the lower level. 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, the statement said.  
C.E.U.s are also available upon request.   The Subway Seminar Series receives support from Subway Restaurants.
Space is limited and advance registration is required.  A $30 registration fee is payable by March 8 and includes coffee and lunch. To register, contact Seth Godfrey at 203-946-7431 or

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