Wednesday, June 25, 2014

July Café: Grantwriting for Business (yes, you heard that right) and Nonprofits

Grants for business?

Grants for businesses from the government do exist, but they are very limited in scope. The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs will be discussed at our July Café.

Grants for the nonprofit community will also be covered, including how to use library resources to find funders and write the best proposal possible.

Speaker Sandra DiCosola is the owner of Summit Contract Management LLC located in Tucson, Arizona. The company is dedicated to helping inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses work with local and federal government agencies. The Summit Team specializes in assisting companies prepare proposals under the SBIR and STTR programs as well as Broad Agency Announcements.

Also participating in the discussion will be Kassy Rodeheaver, the Grants & Nonprofit Info Center Librarian for the Pima County Public Library. Prior to working at the library, she worked at University of Arizona Foundation in their Foundation Development office researching, writing, and editing grant proposals to private grantmakers.

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