Making a positive impact on individuals and society is why most of us are in the nonprofit world. This year, attendees will be inspired by powerful innovators like Paul Shoemaker, Sonya Campion, Susan Howlett and more! Attendees will also learn how to ‘harness' impact, wield it within an organization or with clients, demonstrate it in applications, and gaining clarity on how major funders define it. We’ve tailored several sessions for longtime pros, and continue to have a great track for “beginners.” As 2015 is PSGA’s 25th Anniversary, we’ll celebrate the ways in which our organization and members have created impact in our region.
If you’re out to change the world, Paul Shoemaker is there to connect you to the people, ideas, and organizations that matter. Paul is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International (SVPI) and was the Executive Connector of SVP Seattle for 17 years. With insights from this unique vantage point, he is the Northwest’s leading expert on activating social change agents and a global thought leader on how individuals can be the most effective philanthropists.
Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2015 grant competition, but we hope you will join us at the conference to find out which proposal the Funders Panel selects and awards the $2,000 program or project grant. Among submissions, six finalists were chosen at random from all eligible applicants. These will be discussed and critiqued by a panel of experienced funders in front of a Conference audience, and the funds will be awarded on the spot! Registered attendees of the Conference will also have an opportunity to view the six finalists proposals in advance and select one they feel is strongest in the "Audience Choice Award" (recognition, but no cash). To see the guidelines for this year's competition, please read this one-page call for proposals.
Conference scholarships are available so that the benefits of our programming are accessible to community members who do not have the resources to participate under normal circumstances. Scholarship recipients receive a discounted rate of $75 for the all-day Conference. Further information is on the Conference scholarship application, which we must receive (email or postal mail) by 5 pm October 2, 2015. Scholarship funds are limited, so submit this very simple application as soon as possible!
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