Grant Writing Workshop: How To Win Grants and Influence People Presented By: Debbie Justice, Former

Contact:  Dawn McLain
                Owner, Write It Up! 
Address:  Utah Nonprofits Association
                  31 East 400 South, Suite 345
                  Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone:    (702) 860-2341
Email:    [email protected]
Web:  www.utahnonprofits.org
UNA Southern Utah Committee to Present Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations
How To Win Grants and Influence People
Presented By:  Debbie Justice, Former Exec. Dir., The Learning Center for Families 
The Utah Nonprofits Association provides strategic training for Southern Utah nonprofits.  Most charitable organizations recognize that grant writing isn't something you can learn on your own. The best way to learn is alongside an experienced professional who has a track record of winning grants.   
St. George, UT – The Utah Nonprofits Association Southern Utah Committee is pleased to announce a workshop training opportunity for all Southern Utah nonprofits.  Thursday Oct. 8, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Debbie Justice will be leading an engaging and informative workshop entitled “How to Win Grants and Influence People”. Debbie has more than 22 years of successful grant writing and as the founder of The Learning Center for Families her experience and expertise is invaluable to nonprofit organizations in our community.
Funding the mission of any organization can be difficult at best.  Traversing the complex world of grants as part of a funding plan can be overwhelming, especially without training.  Says Justice, “Some folks treat grant writing like an exotic foreign language.  The reality is grant writing is more like assembly instructions for a piece of IKEA furniture: If you can get all the bits in the right place, you can write a winning application.”  The workshop is an opportunity for organizations to learn how to write more effective grants to support success and sustainability for the many vital organizations in our area.
Every Southern Utah UNA educational program includes time for practical discussion, networking and the sharing of experiences with your non-profit peers.  Though programs are focused on nonprofit organizations, workshops and networking events are open to the public to participate as well.
Workshop Details:   
When: October 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Dixie Applied Technology College (DXATC), 1506 South Silicon Way, Building C-2, St George, UT 84770   
Sponsored by: Utah Nonprofits Association

COST: $30.00 for UNA Members, $50.00 for Non-Members Light refreshments will be served.
For more information or to Register Online visit:  www.utahnonprofits.org  or for questions contact Dawn McLain, [email protected] or 702-860-2341.
About Debbie Justice
Debbie Justice has a Master's degree in Family Support Studies from Nova Southeastern University.  She also is a UCLA Anderson School of Management Fellow.  Justice is the founder and recently retired Executive Director of The Learning Center for Families, a family support agency for disadvantaged pregnant women and children ages birth to five.  During her tenure the agency grew from 18 families who received weekly services in 1993 when the doors opened to currently serving over 550 families In Washington County and on the Arizona Strip in one of TLC’s multiple programs.  As director Debbie oversaw a staff of 65 clinicians and education personnel including nurses, social workers and therapists. She successfully spearheaded a multi-year effort to construct The Learning Center for Families state-of-the-art center in St. George which has received national recognition for its innovative design for inclusive play for children of all abilities.
About The Learning Center for Families
The mission of the Learning Center for Families is to "promote the success of children one family at a time."  We are a private, non-profit health, social service and school readiness agency.  Our programs serve families in Washington County, Utah and the Arizona Strip. All services are based on eligibility and are provided at no cost* to the family. 

The Learning Center for Families has several free programs including:

  • Child development screening
  • Hearing checks for infants and toddlers
  • Vision checks for infants and toddlers
  • Therapy and learning programs for infants and toddlers with special needs
  • Infant/Toddler mental health services
  • Child development hot-line
  • Resource library
  • Service coordination
  • Volunteer opportunities

The Learning Center for Families is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization which relies on support from volunteers and parents, as well as contributions of time, money and supplies to supplement our federal, state and private contracts. This generosity enables them to serve more families, continue to be innovative with our services, and be less reliant on unpredictable government funding. TLC has built a solid reputation for sound fiscal management, creative programs and consistent, high-quality services to an ever-growing population of children in need. Join TLC as they continue to enhance the lives of hundreds of families every week throughout our service area.
About UNA
The Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) is the umbrella membership association of nonprofit organizations in Utah. Incorporated in 1990, UNA was created by, and for, people who strive for a stronger, more professional nonprofit community in Utah. The current membership of UNA (statewide) includes over 650 nonprofit organizations and individual members.


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