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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

STRENGTHEN Everything You Write

Fundraising professionals spend lots of time communicating, often in written form. Poorly written messages can be hurried, distracting, and ultimately ineffective. Mistakes in writing can also affect your reputation and credibility.

This hands-on session with Barbara McNichol serves as an insightful refresher for using fundamental writing skills well. Fun and highly interactive, you’ll focus on specific techniques to improve everything you write.

You’ll learn to:

  • Avoid email mistakes that cost you and your recipients valuable time.
  • Learn the nuances in word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation.
  • Apply ways to kick-start your writing and add interest to your message.

Plan to come away with easy-to-use techniques that will maximize your time, prevent embarrassing mistakes, and strengthen everything you write. And you’ll reap the benefits every day (not everyday)!

Your presenter is Barbara McNichol.

On a crusade to boost the quality of business writing, Barbara conducts Writing Essentials WordShops and edits nonfiction books. Over the past 24 years, she has placed more than 350 books on her editor’s “trophy shelf.” She is the author of Word Trippers: Your Ultimate Source for Choosing the Right Word When It Really Matters.

On an ongoing basis, you’ll gain valuable writing tips by requesting her free monthly ezine Add Power to Your Pen and subscribing to her Word Trippers Tips program (details at

Feel free to contact Barbara at 520-615-7910 or and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Originally from Saskatchewan (can you find it? spell it?), Barbara has called Tucson home since 2001. She loves to dance Nia-style, play tennis and pickleball, and soak in the rays of sunny Arizona.

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