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Specialized Training: Awaken Your Case: A Master Class for Grantwriters Creating Case Statements
Panoramic Center - 8th Fl. Pacific Tower
1200 12th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Specialized Training

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Specialized Training 
Awaken Your Case: A Master Class for Grantwriters Creating Case Statements

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower
8th Floor
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 


Powerful case statements are some of the most important tools a fundraising team can have. And grantwriters are KEY to creating case statements that sing. Join some of the region's most experienced fundraisers and inspiring leaders to learn how you can energize the missions you care about by creating a ridiculously good and useful case statement – a collection of all of your best reasons why supporting your organization helps donors and foundations fulfill their dreams. 

We'll explore the different types of case statements: annual fund cases, capital campaign cases, and how they each fit into a fundraising big picture. We'll cover the why, the what, and the how in this workshop filled with inspiration, tangible tips, to-do's, and real-world examples. 

You'll learn:

  • Why crafting a case statement is definitely worth your time and energy.
  • How a strong case statement supports and elevates effective grantwriting.
  • Exactly what elements your case statement needs to be compelling.
  • Techniques for crafting a powerful, practical, and comprehensive case statement. 


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Program 


Members: $75
Non-members: $105

About the speakers:

Please welcome two of our most popular presenters: Sarah Brooks, Associate Director of Methow Conservancy & Sonya Campion, President of Campion Advocacy Fund

Sarah Brooks considers it an honor to raise money for the causes she cares about and she takes real joy in inspiring others to realize they can change the world, too, through smart and authentic fundraising. Sarah currently serves as the Associate Director of the Methow Conservancy in rural North Central Washington. Now in her 15th year with the organization, Sarah oversees the organization’s fundraising activities and had the honor to be the Campaign Director for the Methow Conservancy’s successful $20 million, imagine the Methow Campaign for Conservation. A former Board Member of Advancement Northwest (the Washington state chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals), Sarah has been a highly rated presenter at the National Land Trust Alliance Rally three times and at numerous regional conferences on fundraising. She has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree from Carleton College. 

Sonya Campion capped a successful 30-year career in fundraising by moving into philanthropy, and co-founding, with her husband, Tom, the Campion Foundation. They recently added the Campion Advocacy Fund, a 501(c)(4), to strategically advance the organization’s focus on permanently preserving wilderness, ending homelessness through advocacy and systemic change, and strengthening the capacity of the non-profit sector. Sonya works to leverage change in many ways, including as a leader in Funders Together to end Homelessness, a national network of foundations supporting strategic grantmaking and advocacy. She was a founder of Philanthropy Northwest’s Capacity Building Learning Circle, a network of 70+ foundations committed to strengthening the non-profit sector.

Previously, Sonya served for 18 years as Vice President of The Collins Group, a regional fundraising consulting firm. Working with over 100 client organizations, she raised over $500 million. On top of many honors for her leadership in fundraising, she and her husband were awarded AFP’s 2011 Philanthropists of the Year in recognition of their catalytic philanthropy; in 2014 and 2015 she was named one of NonProfit Times’“Power and Influence Top 50” leaders in the country and a Puget Sound Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” Her BA is from Whitman College, where she is a member of the Board of Overseers. She also serves on the boards of the Seattle-King-Snohomish County YWCA, Funders Together and Independent Sector. Sonya can often be found in wild, natural settings, from the Methow Valley to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 


  • For the health and comfort of all event participants, we ask that you refrain from wearing strong fragrances while attending PSGA events. Many people are allergic and/or sensitive to fragrances. Please use in moderation when wearing perfume, cologne, or scented lotions.
  • Please, no walk-ins.