Aug
30
Sun
Feast with Friends
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
10
Tue
Summit for Neighborhood Fairness 2015
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join fellow neighborhood leaders, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Futurewise Director of Planning and Law Tim Trohimovich to discuss making Spokane the city of choice for people who already live here, not just people who might move here someday.

In the first round of summits we identified several other priorities and voted on which to take on first. It is now the time to revisit that list, decide on what is still relevant, and discuss what to take on next. Light refreshments will be provided.

Together we win.

Dec
31
Thu
Saranac Art Projects: New member artwork by Bernadette Vielbig and Louise Kodis
Dec 31 2015 – Jan 9 2016 all-day
Saranac Art Projects: New member artwork by Bernadette Vielbig and Louise Kodis @ Saranac Art Projects | Spokane | Washington | United States

Bernadette Vielbig presents “Found and Altered,” found objects altered by the artist. It includes a free artist walk-thru January 9. Louise Kodis presents images from her garden, rethought and refined in her fabric studio, then shaped into small mobiles. Artist receptions: Thursday, December 31 5-9pm and Friday January 1, 5-9pm. Runs through January 30th. Hours: Thurs 2-6pm, Fri & Sat 12-8pm

Jan
27
Wed
Central City Line Brown Bag Lunch
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oct
23
Sun
Seeing the Better City, presented by Futurewise
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Friends,

Time to act fast – there are only a few days left to buy your tickets for Seeing the Better City, a workshop, talk and fundraiser presented by Futurewise on Sunday, October 23!

Join us as we explore the West Central/Kendall Yards neighborhoods and learn new and effective ways to catalog the influence of urban form, public transit and other city elements that make Spokane your city.  This workshop will be guided by attorney, author and urbanist Chuck Wolfe.

Then join us at Central Food at 6pm for an engaging talk with Chuck on how urban observation methods can lead to better outcomes from urban planning and design decisions. The talk will also feature a discussion of several select photographs from the afternoon tour. Heavy appetizers and drinks will be served. Evening talk attendees can attend the afternoon walking tour free of charge.

Make sure to save your spot at this fun and informative event!  Tickets are available at a variey of levels:

Walking tour/workshop ticket only – $25
Walking tour/workshop and talk – $50
VIP Walking tour/workshop and talk – $125
Urban Observer Sponsorship – $500

futurewise

Feb
14
Tue
Make a Valentine for a Local Refugee Family
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Make a Valentine for a Local Refugee Family @ Community Building  | Spokane | Washington | United States

Drop by the Community Building Lobby Tuesday, February 14th 2017 to make a Valentine for a local refugee family at no Cost to you all Valentine -making materials will be provided.

Refugee Connections Spokane will personally deliver your Valentine to a local refugee family.

Mar
3
Fri
Artist Reception at Parrish & Grove
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm

Artist Jonathan Steele has made custom wood-fired plant pots for the botanical curiosities of Parrish & Grove. Come learn more about Jonathan’s nature-based technique and see his beautiful creations. Support local artists and local business!

Mar
29
Wed
Spark the Fire Grantwriting Seminar
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spark the Fire Grantwriting Seminar @ East Central Community College | Spokane | Washington | United States

Learn the core skills for writing grants in just one day. Find out what other organizations are raving about and learn how to write exemplary grants. Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting Seminars are the highly-rated, day-long seminars in which you will learn all the essentials of grantwriting to set you on the right track and help you steer clear of common grant proposal pitfalls. The seminar is perfect for those who are new to the field and for experienced fundraisers looking for a professional development tune-up. Refresh and update skills while sharpening your competitive edge. Individual artists receive special addendum to the handbook.

Register at: www.sparkthefiregrantwriting.com

Learn the following skills:
• prospect research
• building annual grants calendars
• community needs assessments
• proposal writing & storytelling
• outcomes & evaluation
• budget & attachments
• submitting grants online and on paper
• relationship building
• grants management

Cost for the seminar is $115. Class runs from 10am to 3pm with a break for lunch. Participants will receive an information-packed handbook and diskette with digital templates. Register by Wednesday, March 15th and receive the early bird discounted price of $95.

Instructor: Allison Shirk has more than twenty years experience writing grants and ten years experience as a freelance grantwriter. She has taught over fifty grantwriting classes to hundreds of non-profit professionals in the last four years. Before becoming an instructor and freelance grantwriter, she was Lead Grants Manager for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. She is a Site Reviewer for 4Culture and a Guest Columnist for the Foundation Center – New York’s blog. Allison is listed as a consultant with the prestigious Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory hosted by 501 Commons.

Oct
18
Wed
Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting @ Spokane Falls Community College | Spokane | Washington | United States

Learn the core skills for writing grants. It starts with learning where to find grants and understanding the application process. Then we’ll walk step by step through writing every section of the proposal. We’ll end with how to submit the application and build long-term, meaningful relationships with grantmakers.

Cost of the class is $95 when you register at least two weeks prior to the class. After that, it is $115. Registration includes coffee / tea bar, comprehensive handbook, and a great collection of digital templates.

Register at www.sparkthefiregrantwriting.com

Join me to learn about the art of grantwriting. Each class is hands-on and interactive so you can learn alongside your peers. These classes are perfect for those who are new to the field as well as for experienced fundraisers looking for a professional development tune-up.

SPOKANE
Wednesday, October 18th
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W FT George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99224
Early Bird – Wednesday, October 4th

QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
“Allison has a comprehensive and engaging approach to grantwriting that leaves the attendees motivated and inspired for their next grant.”
“Open, honest, and sincere information shared. It’s clear that Allison has a history, passion, and dedication for grantwriting.”
“Very interesting! I was engaged and it made me excited to go and write my next grant.”
“Allison was able to answer each question with practical knowledge and great suggestions.”
“I appreciated how organized it was, corresponding to the grant writing process and tracked in the handbook.”
“Love the handbooks. It’s so nice to have all my notes and materials in one place.”
“I feel like I’ve learned the fundamentals of grantwriting. This was a great beginner course. Thank you!”

EVALUATION RESULTS
Results are in! Participants from the Essential Grantwriting Class in Seattle on 9/13 reported gave their feedback on anonymous evaluations.
• 100% rated the overall quality as excellent/good.
• 100% rated the trainer’s knowledge as excellent/good.
• 100% rated the written materials as excellent/good.
• 100% rated the answers to questions as excellent/good.
• 100% would very likely/likely recommend this training.

INSTRUCTOR
Allison has more than twenty years’ experience writing grants and over ten years’ experience as a freelance grantwriter. She has taught over fifty grantwriting classes to hundreds of non-profit professionals in the last four years. Allison has secured millions of dollars in grants from foundations, corporations, and government sources for the community. Allison is an Approved Specialist in the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory.

Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting Class
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spark the Fire Essential Grantwriting Class @ Spokane Falls Community College | Spokane | Washington | United States

Learn the core skills for writing grants. It starts with learning where to find grants and understanding the application process. Then we’ll walk step by step through writing every section of the proposal. We’ll end with how to submit the application and build long-term, meaningful relationships with grantmakers.

Cost of the class is $95 when you register at least two weeks prior to the class. After that, it is $115. Registration includes coffee / tea bar, comprehensive handbook, and a great collection of digital templates.

Register at www.sparkthefiregrantwriting.com

Join me to learn about the art of grantwriting. Each class is hands-on and interactive so you can learn alongside your peers. These classes are perfect for those who are new to the field as well as for experienced fundraisers looking for a professional development tune-up.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
Tuesday, September 26th
Bainbridge Public Library
1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Early Bird – Tuesday, Sept. 12th

OLYMPIA
Wednesday, October 11th
The Olympia Center
222 Columbia St NW
Olympia, WA 98501
Early Bird Deadline- Wednesday, September 27th

QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
“Allison has a comprehensive and engaging approach to grantwriting that leaves the attendees motivated and inspired for their next grant.”
“Open, honest, and sincere information shared. It’s clear that Allison has a history, passion, and dedication for grantwriting.”
“Very interesting! I was engaged and it made me excited to go and write my next grant.”
“Allison was able to answer each question with practical knowledge and great suggestions.”
“I appreciated how organized it was, corresponding to the grant writing process and tracked in the handbook.”
“Love the handbooks. It’s so nice to have all my notes and materials in one place.”
“I feel like I’ve learned the fundamentals of grantwriting. This was a great beginner course. Thank you!”

EVALUATION RESULTS
Results are in! Participants from the Essential Grantwriting Class in Seattle on 9/13 reported gave their feedback on anonymous evaluations.
• 100% rated the overall quality as excellent/good.
• 100% rated the trainer’s knowledge as excellent/good.
• 100% rated the written materials as excellent/good.
• 100% rated the answers to questions as excellent/good.
• 100% would very likely/likely recommend this training.

INSTRUCTOR
Allison has more than twenty years’ experience writing grants and over ten years’ experience as a freelance grantwriter. She has taught over fifty grantwriting classes to hundreds of non-profit professionals in the last four years. Allison has secured millions of dollars in grants from foundations, corporations, and government sources for the community. Allison is an Approved Specialist in the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory.