Are You Ready for the Nearly $50 Billion in Grant Money that is Available? Webinar on Securing Foundation Grants, Weds February 20

International Economic Development Council

Securing Foundation Grants: Calendars, Strategies, and Writing Tips

Date: Wednesday, February 20

Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Price:$95 for IEDC members, $135 for Non-members


Are you prepared to go after the nearly $50 billion in foundation grant money that is available?

As access to public funding becomes increasingly competitive, it is crucial for economic developers to be expert strategists in obtaining foundation-based grants. Having the know-how to formulate a plan and apply for foundation grants better equips your community to secure funds for new programs and projects. Our speakers Cynthia Adams, of GrantStation, and Julie Brooks Nyquist, formerly with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will bring attendees years of experience in writing and reviewing proposals. This is your chance to hear the perspective from both the grantees and grantors. Join IEDC on February 20 and discover new tactics to get your application noticed and selected.

Attendees will leave this webinar with new skills including:

  • Enhancing your grant writing technique
  • Creating a grants calendar for 2013 and beyond
  • Identifying the right grantmakers
  • Adopting a grant decision matrix to select the right grant
  • Developing a comprehensive grant strategy – from planning to messaging to timing


Cynthia M. Adams
CEO, Inc.

Cynthia M. Adams has been a fundraiser for over 40 years. Working directly for nonprofits and as a fundraising consultant, Ms. Adams specializes in building bridges between funders and grantseekers. She strongly believes that successful grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the funders and sound knowledge of the playing field. Her life's work has been to level that playing field, creating an opportunity for all organizations and communities to access the wealth of grant opportunities throughout the world.

Julie Brooks Nyquist
Grants Manager
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Julie Brooks Nyquist spent ten years at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in charge of Grants Administration from 2002 to 2012. Prior to Knight she was the grants coordinator for the Sara Lee Foundation in Chicago. Nyquist has a Master’s of Public Administration and Master’s of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Sweet Briar College.


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January 16, 2013 - 2:02pm
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