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June 2019 South Sound Lunchtime Program
Hilltop Regional Health Center Community Room
1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST
Category: South Sound Meetings


In case you don’t know, Ken Ristine, who is the Senior Program Officer for the Ben B. Cheney Foundation, is retiring at the end of September. Since 1979 Ken has been helping grant writers and organizations make the world a better place.

Ken is co-author with Goodwin Deacon of Grantsmanship for the Genius. The book helps new and experienced grantwriters understand how funders view grants and the nonprofits they fund, and how that knowledge helps you to write better grants.  

He is a longtime PSGA supporter, and writes the Ken’s Corner blog on the PSGA Website. Ken will share the lessons he has learned over the years and take questions from the audience. If you have questions to ask please send them to: [email protected].

At the meeting there will be cake and a celebration of Ken’s retirement. 

Registration is now closed. However, walk-ins are always welcome. 



11:30 AM to 12 PM - Registration & Networking Opportunities: Come share resources and experiences as a grantwriter in the South Puget Sound area and network with your peers.  

12 to 1:30 PM - Program

Lunch opportunities abound:  Bring your own lunch or come a few minutes early to buy lunch from one of the many restaurants nearby. There is also a coffee shop in the health center that has some salads and sandwiches, but the selection is limited.


Grant doctor available:  Got a thorny question?  A seasoned grantwriter will be available 11:30-12:00 to help you.  Look for the “Grant Doctor” sign!


Members: Free!
Non-members: $15

Parking and finding the community room:

There’s plenty of free parking in the parking garage across the alley from Health Center.  The community room is located in the south part of the building. Turn down the hallway between the Urgent Care Clinic and the Welcome Center. The community room is through the door at the end of the hallway past the Laboratory and to the left.

Additional Driving Information:


  • 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.

  • If you are a member, join the PSGA Listserv! After logging in on the PSGA website, you can sign up for the listserv from the members center. The panelist/presenter questions will be posted in advance through the listserv.

  • For more information about the lunchtime program, please visit our lunchtime programs page.

About our lunchtime programs:

Lunchtime meetings offer a special guest presenter or panel discussion, with Q&A. Come at 11:30 to chat with others in the nonprofit world. Online registration is normally available no less than 3 weeks before the event date.