Thursday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m., Travel Oregon will host a one-hour grant writing session with professional grant writer, Allison Shirk. The tourism industry’s operations have been disrupted by the current public health crisis. Grants are being distributed to help nonprofits and businesses survive but finding these opportunities and completing the application can be mystifying.
In this session, participants will learn where to find grant opportunities and tips on grant writing for your tourism-related business or nonprofit. Explore tools for breaking down the process of writing grants into manageable steps. Learn to avoid common pitfalls and put your best foot forward. Receive resources and tips that will inspire and help you to get started.
About the speaker:
Allison Shirk is a Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainer and an Adjunct Professor of Grantwriting at Seattle Central College School of Continuing Education. She is the founder of Spark the Fire Grantwriting Classes, an organization providing quality grantwriting training to more than 1,500 organizations since 2013. Allison has twenty years of experience in grantwriting and has helped organizations raise millions of dollars to make a powerful positive impact on our communities. She is passionate about teaching and provides highly interactive, learner-centric learning experiences. She is also an approved, vetted trainer by 501 Commons and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and is a columnist for Candid.org.