In this practical workshop filled with valuable tools, you’ll learn about everything from grant readiness and research to the basics of writing a proposal. We’ll cover good nonprofit storytelling and how to make the ask. This workshop is interactive with time for questions as we go along and is appropriate for novice and tenured grant writers.
Donna Firman, Mustard Seed Advisors
Donna is the founder of Mustard Seed Advisors, a philanthropic organization that helps nonprofits build capacity, develop strategy and raise money. She is a well-rounded professional with twenty+ years of progressive experience in business, organizational and client development, donor development, training, and results-oriented leadership. She’s equally well versed with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. For nearly ten years Donna has worked as a social entrepreneur helping organizations to raise money, drive operational excellence, and solve business problems that hold institutions back and prevent growth. She’s trained and energized boards of directors, planned and executed major fundraising events, and created brand identities for not-for-profits. She’s also successfully written governmental and foundation grants. Donna has a unique combination of micro and macro perspectives, with strong relationship-building, collaboration and communication skills. She is proud of her many years of volunteer service that started at the age of thirteen. The expectation set by her late father that she would always find a way to contribute to a higher calling, has in-part informed the work she does today.