Apr
21
Tue
Community Dialogue: Race & Policing
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
5
Fri
NAACP Rooftop BBQ and Mixer
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
27
Sun
Picnic with the Beavers
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Picnic with the Beavers @ Liberty Lake County Park | Liberty Lake | Washington | United States

Join The Lands Council for an afternoon of fun and hands-on learning activities focused on nature’s engineer – the Beaver! This event is suitable for kids of all ages. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win their own Lands Council beaver t-shirt!

May
19
Thu
Save Mt. Spokane Fundraiser
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Save Mt. Spokane Fundraiser @ Saranac Rooftop | Spokane | Washington | United States

Join us for a unique fundraising opportunity to benefit the Save Mt. Spokane Coalition on Thursday, May 19th at 5:00 pm on the Saranac Rooftop. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided and music will be provided by Ron Reed and The Working Spliffs.

The Save Mt. Spokane Coalition was founded by local citizen groups to focus energy and resources on preventing destruction of the intact ecosystem and watershed on the north and west slopes of Mt. Spokane by the proposed ski area expansion by Mt. Spokane 2000.

Jun
3
Fri
First Friday Open House
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm
First Friday Open House @ Saranac Rooftop

Join us at The Lands Council for a First Friday Open House, Friday June 3rd from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Saranac Rooftop (25 West Main Avenue).

Come meet the staff and board members that make up The Lands Council and learn more about our programs and work protecting and revitalizing the Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife.

Light drinks and snacks provided.

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.