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How to Craft a Creative – and Successful – Proposal Story

How to Craft a Creative – and Successful – Proposal Story

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/15/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Spokane County United Way

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In today’s challenging grantseeking environment, are you as effective as you can be in telling your story to potential grantmakers? 

Cheryl Clarke, author of Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising, will provide helpful tips for crafting persuasive and therefore successful proposal stories.  She will discuss the parallels between storytelling and grantwriting: compelling characters, detail-rich locations, meaningful dialogue and carefully executed plot development.

You don’t need to be a novelist to learn how to adapt storytelling techniques to your proposal writing.  Whether you are a beginning grantwriter or a seasoned professional, you’ll discover something new in this fast-paced and informative workshop.

Event Details

Date: Monday, May 15
Time:  2pm – 4pm
Location: Spokane County United Way, Spokane, WA
Presenter: Cheryl A. Clarke, JD
Cost: Free for Washington Nonprofit Members only

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About the Presenter

Cheryl A. Clarke, J.D.

Cheryl A. Clarke, J.D. is a nationally known author, trainer and fundraising consultant.  Her clients range from small, grassroots organizations to large, complex institutions.  Before starting her consulting practice, Cheryl held senior development positions at the UCSF and the University of San Francisco School of Law.  She is the author of Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising and co-author (with Susan Fox) of Grant Proposal Makeover: Transform Your Request from No to Yes.  A natural-born storyteller, Cheryl effectively integrates stories in her work assisting nonprofit organizations raise funds from individual and institutional donors.  She has a law degree from the University of San Francisco and a BSJ from Northwestern University.


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