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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

Inclusive Writing: Empowering Needs Statements & Proposals

  • June 17, 2020
  • 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Online meeting

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  • Free to members
  • GPLH Friends and Guests

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Guest Speaker: Ava Knox and Alison Hight, Elevate

As grant professionals, we are often one of the first introductions that a funder has to the communities we serve.  It is our responsibility, therefore, to not only craft language that captures and conveys the urgent needs that so many nonprofits are attempting to meet, but that also conveys respect for the clients who are served by them.

This webinar on Inclusive Writing will help you to capture the complexity and intersectionality of need while naturally laying the groundwork for the story of how your organization is best positioned to address it by creating needs statements, proposals, or other important documents that are compelling and that are framed within the context of cultural competence. 


Schedule:

9:45 am: Announcements

10:00 - 11:00 am: Program

11:00 - 11:15 am: Q&A


Guest Speakers:

AVA KNOXDEPUTY SUPERVISING DIRECTOR OF GRANT WRITING, ELEVATE

HOMETOWN: SANTA CRUZ, CA



Ava has a passion for the arts and a background in nonprofit development. She worked for eight years as a performer, teaching artist, and fundraiser with nonprofit organizations in both California and the DC area, including: California Shakespeare Theater, Round House Theatre, and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Most recently, Ava served as the Development Manager for Blue Star Families, a nonprofit organization that provides free resources to more than 1.5 million military family members. In this role she was the project manager and principal writer for a variety of print and electronic fundraising materials.

Ava is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Emerging Arts Leaders DC. She earned a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and graduated cum laude with a BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College.

ALISON HIGHT, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & SENIOR GRANT WRITER, ELEVATE

HOMETOWN: SAN DIEGO, CA


Alison is driven by the belief that every community and organization has a story to tell, and is passionate about using those stories strategically to create change. After six years working in the performing and visual arts, she returned to school for Economics in order to develop her capacity to leverage storytelling to create broader systemic change through policy reform and international non-profit development. She brings experience working in disability rights advocacy, international development, and mental health reform. Prior to joining the Elevate team Alison worked as a nonprofit strategy consultant throughout the DC region. Immediately before that, she wore multiple hats on the business development team of a rapidly growing federal contractor, where she was recognized for her skills in persuasion and negotiation. While there she was instrumental in raising the win rate from 53% to 78% and in the award of over $750M of new work.


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Cost:

Members: FREE

GPLH Friends, Non-members and Guests: $25



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