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Fundraising Bootcamp: Grant Writing 101 with Sonya Behnke ’03

Sonya-BehnkeHave you ever been part of an organization that needs funding? Do you think you’ll work for a non-profit or NGO at some point in your career? Identifying donors and foundations, building relationships with prospects, writing compelling grant applications, and demonstrating program outcomes are key skills for anyone working to have social impact. During this 2-hour bootcamp, participants will hear about careers in fundraising, learn some concrete tools for raising money, and get hands-on grant writing practice.

Sonya Behnke ’03, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Mass General Hospital, will lead this workshop on Tuesday, February 17. You can read more about Sonya here. Dinner will be provided for those who register.

This event is sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Tuesday, February 17
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Philantrophy and Grant Writing

For both for-profit and non-profit social enterprises, grants can be an important source of startup funds. However, the grant writing process can be mysterious, frustrating and difficult to navigate. Learn how to 1: research the grant opportunities that are right for your project 2: cultivate relationships with foundation staff 3: present your mission and vision in ways that are attractive and compelling to grant makers.

Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Downey House 113 (Hobbs Classroom)

Grant-Writers Sought

Andrew Dermont ’09 writes in to let us know that:

Jim Little, the Director of Development at the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, is looking for a few Wesleyan sophomores and/or juniors to spend a few hours a week researching and developing grants and coordinating events at the CFPA headquarters on Washington Street. Interested students should email Andrew Dermont at adermont(at)wes.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Sounds like a great, practical experience for outdoorsy types and resume-builders alike.