Nonprofit Training: A Grant Writer's ToolBox

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On June 21st, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is offering a free training for nonprofit professionals, "A Grant Writer's ToolBox." The training will provide key tools to successfully for researching funding and measuring your organization's success. This program is FREE for nonprofit professionals serving Dutchess and Orange counties. Preregistration is requested.

United Way presents a free nonprofit training, "A Grant Writer's ToolBox," on Wednesday, June 21st from 9:00am - 1:00pm. The training will feature two engaging hands-on workshops.

Jessica Sherman (Adult Services Librarian, Poughkeepsie Public Library District) will provide key tools for grant writers to research funding opportunities in her presentation, "Finding YOUR Funder: Foundation Opportunities 101." Jay Bainbridge (Associate Professor of Public Administration, Marist College) discusses the tools and ways of gauging outcomes in his presentation, "Measuring YOUR Success."  There will be time for networking, so please feel free to bring your business cards and handouts to share! Brian Scott, Assistant Director, Graduate Admission, Marist College, will introduce and discuss the Marist Partnership for adult undergraduate and graduate students.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is limited and is open to all nonprofit professionals in Orange and Dutchess Counties. To guarantee your space, register now. This training is presented in conjunction with our partner at Marist College. 


 9:00  -   9:30am           Registration
 9:30  -  10:00am          Welcome & Introductions
10:00  - 11:15am
           Presentation: “Finding YOUR Funder: Foundation Opportunities 101” by Jessica Sherman, Adult Services Librarian, Poughkeepsie Public Library District
11:15  -  11:45am          Refreshments & Networking
11:45  -    1:00pm
          Presentation: "Measuring YOUR Success" by Jay Bainbridge (Associate Professor of Public Administration, Marist College
1:15 - 1:30pm

Date: June 21st
Location: Marist College Student Center, Room 3102
Parking: Event parking is in the McCann Parking Lot

Nonprofit Training: "A Grant Writer's ToolBox"  
Date: June 21st  
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm  
Location: Marist College Student Center, Room 3102 (#31 on campus map)
Parking: Event parking is in the McCann Parking Lot
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About the Presenters:

Jay Bainbridge
is an associate professor of public administration in the School of Management at Marist College. Dr. Bainbridge’s research applies statistical and research methods to public sector problems.His current research focuses on trends, causes and solutions to homelessness, especially with respect to the street homeless. Previous to joining Marist College, he was assistant commissioner of policy and research at the NYC Department of Homeless Services, where he helped to devise and oversee the agency performance-based contracts.  He continues to consult on homeless services policy and planning for national and international cities, recently guiding the first systematic street count in Mexico City, and currently working on replicating that work in Bogota, Colombia.   

Jessica Sherman
is an Adult Services Librarian at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. As the Adriance Library's Funding Information Supervisor for the Foundation Center she assists local non-profits with grant seeking to support their meaningful work. Since completing her MS in Information Science from the University at Albany, SUNY, Jessica has worn many hats as a librarian. She has worked in technical and college libraries, as a youth services librarian, an administrator and currently, as a reference librarian. In her spare time, Jessica likes to take walks with her feisty rescue dog, Marilyn, and of course, read.


Contact Melissa Clark, Community Impact Manager, at (845) 471-1900 Ext 3128. 


Presented in partnership by

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Thank you Marist College for offering United Way volunteers a special 25% tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs*

To find out more about this special benefit, click here or go to: http://www.marist.edu_admission_graduate_united-way-dutchess-orange.html

June 21st, 2017 9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
53 Pendell Road
Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
United States

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Phone: 845-471-1900  ext. 3128
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