Partnerships That Work: Harnessing Researchers and Grant-funded Projects to Advance Your Organization

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This course is designed to train managers and supervisors the legal and proper techniques in conducting an internal workplace investigation.

Fee $50, includes light refreshments


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

This interactive workshop is intended for program managers, educators, and organizations interested in securing funding through partnerships and community engagement with research partners.

All researchers pursuing National Science Foundation (NSF) grants must include “Broader Impacts” work in their proposals. This work often has an education or outreach component, leading researchers to seek partnerships with schools or other community organizations. Often these partnerships can feel one-sided, if researchers do not really know what an organization offers, and do not provide a budget for doing the work.

Learn about how strengthen partnerships with researchers, be included in grant budgets, and align with grants that meet your mission and goals, too.

Participants will:

  • Learn how funding opportunities through the National Science Foundation (NSF) can support researchers’ work and
    the work of your organization
  • Gain tools and knowledge to effectively collaborate with researchers to develop public programming
  • Examine case studies of successful community partnerships
  • Develop skills to effectively advocate for your organization’s needs in the partnership process
  • Exchange strategies and best practices for successful partnerships with other groups in the community

About the Presenters
Tiffany Fleming
is the Broader Impacts Design Manager in the Cornell University Office of Sponsored Programs and
Research Development. She develops new resources and networks to facilitate sustainable broader impacts projects
between university researchers and community-based organizations. Tiffany has over 10 years of experience working with
researchers across STEM fields to fund, design, implement and assess NSF Broader Impacts programs, and others
focused on scientific literacy, citizen science, STEM teacher development and more. She has written, co-authored and
manager competitive grants with the NSF, USDA, NY state, and private foundations, resulting in over $2 million in awards
with public purpose.

Elizabeth McDonald
is an Education Program Coordinator with the Sciencenter, where she is responsible for designing
and developing innovative programs to reach a variety of audiences in the Ithaca community and beyond. With 10 years of
experience in both formal and informal education, as well as 8 years of experience as a researcher in marine science, she
provides science communication training and programming support for researchers on Broader Impacts and community

Registration and Payment
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If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email

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:, 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: in advance of the workshop.

The Coalition is a United Way agency.


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