Grant Writing Part 1: Finding Funding Opportunities

Presenter: Margit Brazda Poirier

Margit Brazda Poirier brings over 25 years of nonprofit management and grants experience to the company. She holds the GPC certification from the nationally-accredited Grant Professional Certification Institute and is one of only 20 nationally-approved trainers. Margit has written and received over 30 million in grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent foundation that issued over one million in grants annually.

Having spent several years in grant seeking and writing, followed by leading a private foundation, Margit wanted to put her skills to use helping organizations to better understand and navigate the philanthropic community.  Margit’s interests include working with organizations to help them develop a sustainable and manageable grant seeking plan that ensures their long-term operational and programmatic success.

Margit is a published national journal author and frequent speaker on all aspects of grant writing.  Grants4Good LLC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and New York Empire State Development, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association.

Grant Writing Part 1: Finding Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, November 10th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

This workshop will be led by Margit Brazda Poirier in partnership with Business Insight Center, RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, Just Cause, and the Urban League of Rochester.

Finding grants and funds to help your business is intimidating. This workshop will focus on how you can find funding opportunities for your business here in Rochester. Learn how to research grants at the local, regional and state funding levels to guarantee the best chances and opportunities for application success.

By permission of the presenter, this workshop will be recorded and participants will be able to access this content until April 15, 2022. To receive permission to view, please complete a registration form and links will be sent out. Please note: these recordings will not be high-quality productions, but is a way of increasing the accessibility of the information and knowledge to the artist and maker community throughout Rochester.