Write on the Money with Stacey Murphy

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Monday, March 2, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leave the workshop with key insights and personalized next steps to build positive, productive, and resilient teams with the capacity to innovate and thrive.

Fee $70, includes light refreshments

REGISTER ONLINE at www.hsctc.org/workshops

Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

Want to learn the elements of a sound grant proposal? Ever wonder why some funders love your project, but others aren’t interested? If you are new to grant writing, or if you or your program staff struggle with how to translate your program ideas into fundable proposals, this workshop may help you.

This is a workshop for anyone interested in learning how to find grants online and how to write successful grant proposals.  It will provide an overview of basics around successful grant preparation and writing. Grant workshops often devote whole days or multiple days to these topics. This morning-long session will provide basic tips to get you started and allow time for questions.

Bring your idea, program, or project on which you are working. The exercises of the morning will move through the process of drafting language for your proposal, while we explore the following concepts:

  • What makes an organization or program “grant ready”?
  • Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Why Aristotle would have been a great grant writer
  • Essential parts of a proposal, including the budget
  • How NOT to get funded – details matter!
  • Some resources for finding funders
  • Differences and similarities between local, state and federal resources

NOTE: Register by February 20 and get a chance to help shape the morning content around searching for new funding! Stacey believes actionable examples offer the best learning and welcomes samples that will help attendees leave as prepared as possible.

About the Presenter

Stacey Murphy has been an independent grant writing consultant since 2012, assisting a variety of not for profits and municipalities in upstate New York to get funding to help those they serve. She writes proposals that gain awards ranging from a few hundred dollars to several million and has experience as a writer and as a grant reviewer.

Stacey is a member of the Grant Professionals Association. Her prior 18-year history in nonprofit administration contributes to her success in grant seeking, program development, and project management. Also a creative writer, she co-edited NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology in 2017. Stacey lives in Ithaca with her family. Her website is www.murphygrantconsulting.com.

Registration and Payment

Register online at www.hsctc.org/workshops. If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email registration@hsctc.org.

Cancellation Policy

All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed sessions.  At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our website: www.hsctc.org/workshops, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email: registration@hsctc.org in advance of the workshop.

The Coalition is a United Way agency.

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