Thursday, May 27, 2010

WRITE FOR YOUR CAUSE! WRITE TO GET FUNDING! JUNE 2010 WORKSHOPS



THERE'S FUNDING OUT THERE.

WE JUST DON'T ASK!





In 2009, United States foundations gave over $ 680 million dollars in grants to 1,900 non-profit organizations overseas. Of that, only 14 Filipino non-profits received $2.5 million in grants. Is there a problem?

Yes. We don’t know these funders. We don’t write to them. And we don’t write it well enough!

Let me teach you how to do it.

I’ve taught proposal grant writing to thousands of non-profits/NGO’s both in the Philippines and internationally for the past seven years. My attendees to the whole day workshops have learned to successfully research and find funders to support their work. More importantly, they’ve learned to write a succinct and powerful proposal that’s gotten them the monies needed to expand or continue their good work.

The scope of the workshop covers areas such as: Origins of Philanthropy, Funding Trends, Finding Funders, Do’s and Don’ts of Grant Writing, Elements of a Grant Proposal, Persuasive Writing Points, Successful Proposal Samples, A Writing Exercise, and Adding Story-Telling to a Proposal. The last area is key because funders today want to read a good narrative aside from the known facts and statistics. As a published author and essayist, I will strengthen your writing so that it will stand out from the rest. There are many good proposals for many good works being submitted each day. I will help yours become the best.

Every attendee gets a cd of all my successful grant proposals and more tips, guidelines, and links to resources augmenting this workshop. A no-cost bonus: When you finally write that proposal employing what you’ve learned, I’ll be happy to read and comment before you send it.

My workshops start at 9:30 am promptly and end by 5:00 pm. An hour lunch-break is on your own. Bring your laptops and a sweater since the Library can get coldish.

Date and Fee: June 21, 2010. PhP 3,500

Address: Ortigas Library, 2nd flr., Ortigas Bldg, corner Meralco and Ortigas Ave. Pasig City

Reservations necessary: 0926 729 9029 or jsilva79@mac.com


WHILE OTHERS WERE FEARLESS

WE'LL SETTLE ON WRITING FEARLESSLY

Do you have a gripe to write?

I’ve been called the guardian angel of trees since I got corporations (Globe and Smart) and even the President (as in GMA) to take down their posters.

One powerful letter to the company president and Greenwich removed their food stand on a heritage site pronto.

I’ve battled with developers, ad agencies, and seemingly powerful politicians, just by a Letter to The Editor and won.

There’s so much to write about out there, from simple infractions to wholesale injustices. I’ll teach you how to write an advocacy piece and get results.

I’ve taught advocacy writing as many years as the grant writing workshops. They compliment each other. You want your cause known and get support? You have to get it in the press or e-mail, your blog, facebook, or twitter. With the internet our shouts can now be roars and instead of just this country we can gain support throughout the world.

But you have to write the content that will score.

The scope of this whole-day workshop covers areas such as: Advocacy Writing Through the Ages and their Accomplishments, Choosing your Battle, Elements of an Advocacy Letter, Powerful Points with Impact, Successful Advocacy pieces, A Writing Exercise, and Confidence and Courage Building Points. The latter area actually pervades the whole day workshop because I find it imperative that if we truly love our country and want changes for the good, we must write in a fashion that will get results. From individual consumers to environmentalists to political activists, a coherent and powerful writing voice is called for these days.

Every attendee gets a cd of all my successful advocacy pieces and more tips, guidelines, and links to resources augmenting this workshop. A no-cost bonus: When you finally write that piece employing what you’ve learned, I’ll be happy to read and comment before you print it.

My workshops start at 9:30 am promptly and end by 5:00 pm. An hour lunch-break is on your own. Bring your laptops and a sweater since the Library can get coldish.

Date and Fee: June 7, 2010. PhP 3,500

Address: Ortigas Library, 2nd flr., Ortigas Bldg, corner Meralco and Ortigas Ave. Pasig City

Reservations necessary: 0926 729 9029 or jsilva79@mac.com