The Politics of Funding: What the 2012 Elections Mean for Your Nonprofit

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Course Description

November 2012 marked one of the closest, most important elections nationally and regionally. In the aftermath of campaigns, it is essential to review what the politics of it all mean for federal, state, local and private funders and how that may impact your organization. To help you sort through this, the Los Angeles County Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association is offering a half-day conference on grant funding in today’s political climate.


8:30 – 9:00  Registration and Breakfast

9:00 -10:00   Key Note Speaker: Dr. Sonenshein, CSU Los Angeles

Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs

10:00 -10:30   Break and Informal Networking

10:30- 12:00   Panel of Speakers with Q&A

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch Sponsored by Toyota, to include a facilitated conversation about the role of fundraising and grant writing in shaping the health and sustainability of the nonprofit sector

The conference, held at the California Endowment and co-sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Management and Toyota Financial Services, is open to Southern California grant writers and other development and program professionals with an interest in the field of grant writing. The fee to attend the conference is $40, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

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