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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Grant Writing for Beginners: Research, Approach, Write


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.

8:30 - 9:00am - Networking and Coffee
9am - Noon - Workshop

Half-Day Workshop: $90

About this session:  Grantwriting is easy when the elements to putting together a successful proposal include finding and matching the right funding opportunities grounded in your organization's mission, building relationships with foundation staff, and making a case for your nonprofit's programs or general operations. This workshop will guide participants in conducting prospect research, approaching grantmakers before and after submitting a proposal, and exploring common proposal components of a grant application to foundations. Participants can expect to work on their problem/needs statement during the workshop.

Who Should Participate:  Senior leadership, development and marketing staff

About the Presenter:   Claudette Baker, President, Claudette G. Baker & Associates, Inc.

Claudette Baker is president of Claudette G. Baker & Associates, Inc., a consulting company advising foundations and nonprofits, delivering training and providing technical assistance to organizations and their leaders to help them become effective, efficient and smart in accomplishing their mission and goals. Her consulting focuses on organizational development (strategic thinking and planning, program planning and development), project management, board governance and development, annual fundraising, leadership development, and group facilitation. Claudette provides formal and informal coaching to executive directors with an emphasis on board and fund development and on working with diverse groups and perspectives.

Her career has spanned the for-profit, government and nonprofit sectors for more than 30 years. She has an in-depth understanding of the complexities in managing and governing nonprofit organizations. Claudette served as the vice president of library and nonprofit services at Forefront formerly Donors Forum, worked as senior director of center development for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, was a regional director for retired US Senator J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA), and was an account executive for a top-rated radio station in Louisiana. Claudette holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She is a past board member of the Crossroads Fund and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chicago Chapter. She is currently on the advisory board of the African American Legacy (identity focused fund) at the Chicago Community Trust and the Willie’s Warriors Advisory Board.









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