Thursday, February 3, 2011

Local nonprofits invited to community convening on the "Wild World of Grants!"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield’s Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center at the Norris L. Brookens Library in partnership with GoodWorksConnect and the Sangamon County Community Foundation is sponsoring a nonprofit community convening featuring Kristin Olson of Grants Galore. The event, entitled “Nonprofit Community Convening: Wild World of Grants!” is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Networking and registration will begin at 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC), Conference Room H, located on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.

DETAILS: It is a Wild World of Grants out there! Learn about the 2011 grant making outlook, the different breeds of grants you can apply for, and tips from Olson and other attendees for securing your first or 50th grant award.

Olson began writing grants in 1998 when she was a graduate student. After earning her master's degree in nonprofit organization management, she worked in the nonprofit sector for seven years and now provides grant writing services through her consulting firm, Grants Galore. She has also accrued more than 20 years experience facilitating workshops in a variety of settings.

Registration is free and teams of board members and staff are encouraged. Seating is limited. To register for this event, visit or contact Pamela Salela at 217/ 206-6783 or at no later than Friday, February 4, 2011.

This convening is one in a series of nonprofit gatherings in East Central Illinois. For more information, visit

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