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Persuasive Writing for Grantmakers
May 16 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Presented by The Grantmaking School
Whether preparing a grant recommendation for the board, developing a strategy document to share with stakeholders, or drafting blog posts, writing persuasively is an essential component of a program officer’s job. This interactive workshop will focus on sharpening the analytical skills that are the basis for good writing, writing for different audiences, and creating different types of written products.
Individual Coaching Session Included!
All participants will be invited to schedule a free, one-hour individual coaching session with one of the Johnson Center’s grantmaking experts, providing time to focus on your foundation’s particular requirements. A sign-up sheet will be available at the training.
Instructors: Teri Behrens and Steve Wilson
Location: GVSU’s Detroit Center
Individual Registration: $625
TGS Alumni / Group Registrations: $575 per person
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Deadline to register is Thursday, May 9.
Teri Behrens, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Previously, Dr. Behrens served as director of the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning, providing professional development resources for donors, foundation staff and those who work with them to implement programs. Dr. Behrens is also the editor in chief for The Foundation Review, the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy. Learn more about Teri.
Steve Wilson retired from the Frey Foundation in 2018, where he had been president since 2012. Before joining the foundation, Wilson spent nearly four years as executive director of the Ruth Mott Foundation in his hometown of Flint. Prior to that, he led the Grand Rapids convention and visitors bureau, now called Experience Grand Rapids, from 1992 to 2008.