Grant Management and Foundation Relations Workshop


As anyone who’s ever worked as a grant writer knows, the job involves more than just writing. Presenters Tracy Woodley (OneGoal) and Cara Clifford (Ounce of Prevention Fund) will share their experiences working on and beyond grant proposals, cultivating and stewarding relationships with funders and working across teams to build cultures of philanthropy at their organizations.

Workshop participants will walk away with tips and tricks on how to craft proposals and reports that demonstrate impact; work effectively with staff at their organizations to write grants and track progress; and move relationships with foundation staff seamlessly through the grant cycle. This workshop is for early-career grant writers, as well as professionals in other areas of the nonprofit sector who are interested in learning more about grant writing and fundraising.

Participants will:

  • Learn tips and advice for how to write a compelling proposal that demonstrates impact
  • Hear real world examples from the facilitators about how they’ve engaged and stewarded program staff at foundations
  • Discuss how to build a culture of philanthropy at their organizations by increasing trust and buy-in from their colleagues
  • Have time to network with grant writers from other Chicago-area nonprofits


Cara Clifford


Cara is a Senior Development Associate in Foundation Relations at the Ounce of Prevention Fund. In her role, Cara manages a portfolio of grants to support the Ounce’s work in early learning programs, policy and family engagement. Cara is also responsible for coordinating corporate sponsorships for the Ounce’s Annual Luncheon. Cara is a proud board member of YNPN Chicago and the theater company Barrel of Monkeys. She received her Bachelor’s in Classical Studies and Master’s in Teaching, both from the University of Chicago.

February 28, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
208 N LaSalle
Suite 1540
Chicago, IL 60604
United States
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$12.00 Public
$10.00 Member
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