Pierce County Events Calendar

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Puget Sound Grantwriters Funders’ Forum – Registration Now Open! @ Virtual
Dec 4 @ 8:45 am – 11:45 am

10th Annual South Sound Funders Forum
(Virtual This Year)

Snag insider tips to make your grant proposals stand out!
The South Sound Funders Forum is a great opportunity to hear directly from foundation and corporate funders about their giving guidelines, focus, processes, and any recent pivots.

Choose four 25-minute sessions, each led by one of our region’s major grantmakers. In this Zoom simulation of sitting around 12-person tables, you will be able to discuss grantmaking with funders – while wearing your slippers!

2020 Funder Selection: Funder selection will start at noon on Tuesday, November 17. Registrants will receive instructions by email the preceding week.

NEW THIS YEAR: Sessions will be recorded (pending permission of each funder): A few days after the event, you will receive a link offering you a 30-day window to watch each funder present and answer questions (so you can learn about funders whose sessions you couldn’t attend).

Note: This is not a forum for making specific pitches about your program or organization, but rather an opportunity to hear directly from grantmakers and to gather contact info for future development.

Please read the etiquette rules for the South Sound Funders Forum. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, December 4!

2020 South Sound Funders Confirmed So Far (more added each week – check for updates online):

• Bamford Foundation
• Ben B. Cheney Foundation
• Boeing Company
• KeyBank
• MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
• Serve WA
• Tacoma Creates
• The Russell Family Foundation
• Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund
• ArtsWA
• Umpqua Bank

The Grant Doctor will be in! Experienced grantwriters and consultants will be available on the main Zoom link during the entire event. This is your opportunity to ask specific questions about your grant-seeking including prospect research, understanding an RFP, feedback on writing proposals, budgets, and more. Drop in during breaks or in lieu of meeting with one of your funders.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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Questions? Email psga@grantwriters.org
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities: We are looking for Session Monitors who stay with one funder the entire event to help with technical issues and manage time. Perks include getting to know one funder more in-depth, event cost waived, and having access to recorded sessions of all funders after the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Dumlao (jennifer@viriditasgrants.com) or Gale Hemmann (ghemmann@communityyouthservices.org). We are prioritizing volunteer recruitment from organizations within communities of color and grant seekers who identify as BIPOC.
Online meeting logistics:
This web-event will be hosted on Zoom. A registration confirmation email will follow with instructions. For best results, use Zoom’s free downloadable apps for smartphone or computer, paired with a reliable Internet connection. A telephone-only (dial-in) option also will be available.

PSGA recommends that all registrants set up and test Zoom in advance, and join the Zoom meeting at least 10 minutes before the official start time. We are sorry that we are unable to provide tech support.

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