Managing Your Grants Program

| July 12, 2012

The Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association (SAVMA) is talking funding and grants at its next regular meeting. SAVMA meetings are open to interested nonprofit staff even if not (yet) members!


Think that your volunteer program has nothing to do with funding success? Think again! A vibrant volunteer program shows that the community is an active stakeholder in the success of your organization. Grants often refer to the number of volunteers and their giving to the organization.

Our July meeting features a panel discussion around the topic of managing a successful grant-writing program from two diverse perspectives. Our panelists include Tony Bruno, a long-time writer who is now an independent contractor, will talk about what your organization needs to have in place before they even consider hiring an independent writer, and then how to approach and hire the best contractor – and what you should expect to pay of course! Our institutional view will be represented by Faith Carrabis. Faith is the Development Director for the 390th Memorial Museum, a private non-profit WWII museum on the grounds of Pima Air & Space Museum. While her official title is “Development Director” she prefers to be known as a “Preserver & Champion of the Timeless Human Experience.” Faith will speak to the planning process – being ready as an organization – and the importance of board involvement in the direction of programming.

We hope to see you on July 18th! Bring a lunch if you wish and network with fellow volunteer and nonprofit peers from 11:30 to noon. Our program is from noon to 1pm. It’s open and free to everyone interested in vibrant volunteer programs! Meet us at the Girl Scout facility, 4300 E Broadway. Park in the lot just east of the Girl Scout building (closed business lot).

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