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2016 Annual Conference Program

Track and times are subject to change


7:15-8:00 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

8:00-8:10 a.m.


8:10-8:45 a.m.

Pecha Kucha: A Visual Guide to the Art (and Science) of Storytelling
with Cliff Meyer, Dan Murphy, Lindsay Bailey, Andrea Dimond

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Break; sponsor & graffiti wall activities

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Session 1

Framing Your Story for Impact

Michael Shadow

Maximum $$$ with Minimal Pain: Budgeting for Succcess

Rachel Robert & Melissa Husby


 Turning Cultural Clashes Into Collaboration: Interweaving Your Story for Impactful Grant Outcomes

Kim Camara & Linda Levier

Introduction to Grantwriting

Goodwin Deacon

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break; sponsor & graffiti wall activities

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Session 2

Who's Got the Money?

Susan Howlett

Ask a Funder: Your Most Burning Questions Answered

Mark Dederer, Christopher Wiggins, Deb Twersky, Caroline Miceli

 Tortured Terminology

Barbara Miller

What We Talk about When We Talk about Equity: Addressing Equity in Grant Applications

Alix Wilber, Olivia Littles, Kathy Hsieh, Susan Balbas

11:45-12:00 p.m.

Break; sponsor & graffiti wall activities

12:00-12:35 p.m.

Lunch, with breakout tables by interest groups and experience

12:35-12:40 p.m.

PSGA Star Awards and Announcements

12:40-1:15 p.m.

Gripping Grants: Don't Count Characters, Just Tell the Story!

Sam Whiting

1:15-1:30 p.m.

Break; sponsor & graffiti wall activities

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Session 3

Tell Your Outcome Story

Brittany Kirk

Funders Panel: Picking the Winner of the PSGA Grant Competition 

Kristina Mayer, Dave Ferrero, Kirsten Franklin-Temple, Colette Ogle, John Olson


Data Visualization: Strengthen Storytelling and Engage Funders

Anne Celovsky, Katelin Jones, Mary Lindeblad-Fry


2:45-3:00 p.m.

Coffee & snack break; sponsor & graffiti wall activities

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Door Prizes,  Announcement of 2016 PSGA Grantwinner, 2015 Grantwinner Report   

3:15-4:00 p.m.

The Final Word: Fact vs. Fiction
Peter Drury, Ceil Erickson

4:00-4:05 p.m.


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