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March 16, 2007

Grant Writing Workshop by Marilyn Smith and Karen Bosely- powered by Bonheyo & Bonheyo

From: Bonheyo & Bonheyo - Mar 16, 2007

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Name: Roberta Monroe
Company name: Bonheyo & Bonheyo, LLC
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Tired of selling cookies or pretzels to fundraise money for your organization? There is a solution to your dilemma - a way to raise greater amounts of money: A Grant Writing Workshop by Marilyn J. Smith and Karen Bosley- who have extensive background experiences in the field of fundraising and grantwriting.

This is an opportunity you do not want to miss - learn from the PROS with direct sign language communication access, from how to identify funders that match your organization’s goals and project to writing an actual grant to meet your fundraising goal.

This 4 1/2 day workshop from Monday, May 21 to Friday May 25, 2007 at Gallaudet University will be offered to Deaf non-profit staff members, volunteers and people wanting to become freelance grant writers who are interested in learning how to successfully write grants to foundations, corporations and government agencies. To give each student full and individual attention, the course is limited to 25 participants. Hearing people who sign are welcome as long as they come with a Deaf colleague and send in their registration forms together.

Compared to grant writing courses offered at most universities ranging from 2-5K for a semester’s worth of work, the cost for this workshop is only $800, which includes workbooks and lunch. To secure your spot, please sign up at by April 15th. For further information or to obtain a brochure, please contact Karen at or 206-525-2843 tty/v.

About the grant writers:

Marilyn J. Smith is founder and Executive Director of the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services in Seattle, Washington. She has served on the boards of Deaf Women United and the National Association of the Deaf. Her many awards include one from President Clinton; in 2003 she was one of the awardees of the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award and receive a honorary Doctor of Law Degree from her alma mater Gallaudet University in 2004. She has been writing grants for over 20 years and recently wrapped up a successful three year $8.6 million dollar capital campaign.

Karen Bosley has worked in health and human services for 42
years. She has been an Executive Director of a non-profit organization and one of the founders of the Human Services Coalition in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Bosley has been teaching grant writing for over 15 years. She has written over 600 funded grant applications, raising a total of $30 million. Currently, she is a freelance grant writer, fundraising consultant, and grant writing trainer.

A special thanks goes to Gallaudet Leadership Institute and Hawk Relay for sponsoring this event.

Reserve your spot TODAY!