Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Learn the secrets to getting grants at luncheon

The Behind The Curtain: The Secrets of Successful Grant Seekers program is Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sequoia Wedgewood Restaurant, 643 Bee St. in Placerville.

This luncheon is presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals — El Dorado County Extension in partnership with Marshall Foundation for Community Health and The Nonprofit Partnership.

How Will This Session be Right for You?

One of the most challenging aspects of grant writing is trying to predict what the grantor will consider most important or appealing in your grant proposal. This is especially true when the grant is from a corporation or foundation that funds a broad spectrum of interests.

Where do you begin?

In this session, a panel of speakers that will lend some light into what gets funded and why. The panel includes: Kevin Barri, community banking president of Wells Fargo; Emily Begay of the Teichert Foundation; Robyn Parker, chair of the Women’s Fund grants committee at El Dorado Community Foundation; and, Karen Woodruff, vice president, community affairs for the Wells Fargo Foundation.


Benefits of attending

Learn what grant funders consider most important in your presentation.
Gain insights into what appeals to the grant reader.
Explore how to be creative and unique in presenting your program.
Understand the importance of blending the “substance” of what you do with the “heart” of why it is important.



Barri is the community banking area resident of the Community Foothills Market for Northern and Central California Community Banking for Wells Fargo. As President, Barri is responsible for all Wells Fargo retail banking operations in Sacramento, West Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Folsom, Orangevale, Elk Grove, Lodi and Cameron Park. In addition to overseeing over $6 billion in deposits, he is responsible for setting the standards for team members at 49 locations throughout Northern California.

Begay has been with Teichert Foundation for 16 years and has a considerable range of experience providing guidance to hundreds of nonprofit agencies located in the 16 counties covered by the foundation’s geographic reach.

Parker is the grants committee chair for the Women’s Fund El Dorado, a fund of the El Dorado Community Foundation. She has been a proud member of the Women’s Fund since 2009 having served on the impact grants committee, the site visit committee and three years on the grants committee.

Woodruff is vice president, community affairs for the Wells Fargo Foundation in the Northern California Region. She is responsible for managing and directing charitable contributions for the Northern California Region, working closely with community organizations to determine local needs and opportunities for grant making.

Register in advance by Sept. 12. Call 530-642-9984 or e-mial to attend. AFP members are $25 and non-members are $35.

Association Of Fundraising Professionals


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