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2017-03/21 Grant Writing with Hess and Fitzmorris

Date: First class is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 7pm to 9pm Number of sessions: 2--March 21 and 28 Members: $60 Nonmembers: $72 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

Successful grant development is a combination of writing, organization, attention to detail, and creativity.  As with any writing project, the process  to get it published can be overwhelming.  Whether you are looking to fund your nonprofit, or you want to learn a marketable skill, this workshop will help you understand what it takes to produce a successful grant application.

You will come away from this interactive class with knowledge of the common elements of grant proposals, how to align your mission, vision, and program activities to respond to a funding request, and writing tips for making your grant request compelling and fundable. You’ll receive a packet of resources that will support your quest for grant funding.  And we promise to make this creative, hands-on and fun to learn!

Pat FitzmorrisDr. Pat Fitzmorris received her doctorate from Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, and Masters Degree from University of San Diego. Currently she is employed as a Professional Expert with the San Diego Unified School District and an Adjunct Professor with National University.  She has worked in the San Diego County Office of Education, Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego State University Research Foundation.  For over 20 years, she has provided leadership in the development and management of millions of dollars of Federal and State Department grants.  Her areas of focus include: Healthy Start and Medi-Cal Partnership management, violence prevention, community collaboration, and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention.   She lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters.

martiAfter more than 15 years working in grant development and management in the non-profit sector, Marti Hess stepped away from the structured office environment and launched her own business combining teaching, coaching, and creativity.  During her tenure, Marti garnered over $8 million in grant funding for her non-profit employers.  As a MAPs team member, she provides expertise in government and foundation grants, program development, and strategic planning.  Marti received her bachelor’s degree in health science from SDSU.  She is a certified coach and works with groups and individuals to help them maximize their potential.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.