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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Cheryl Clarke Seminar

Friday, April 9, 2010 , 7:30-10:30 a.m.

As a grantwriter in today’s economic and philanthropic climate, are you as effective as you can be in telling your agency’s compelling story?  In this workshop, Cheryl A. Clarke, author of Storytelling for Grantseekers and co-author of Grant Proposal Makeover, will provide helpful tips for crafting successful proposal stories.  She will discuss the parallels between storytelling and grantwriting, such as compelling characters, detail-rich locations, meaningful dialogue and carefully constructed plot development.  You don’t need to be a novelist to learn how to adapt these techniques to your proposal writing.  Whether you’re a beginning grantwriter or a seasoned professional, you’ll discover something new!
 
Cheryl A. Clarke is a fundraising consultant, trainer and author.  The second edition of her best-selling book, Storytelling for Grantseekers, was recently released by Jossey-Bass.  Clarke is also the co-author of Grant Proposal Makeover.  Much in demand as a speaker and workshop trainer, Ms. Clarke has presented at the several AFP International Conferences, at local AFP chapters nationwide, and at the American Association of Grant Professionals National Conference.  In her consulting practice, she works with nonprofit organizations to improve their fundraising capacity. Learn more about Clarke on her website www.cherylaclarke.com/about.html.

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