Foundation Center by Candid. Training in Williamsburg

Wednesday September 25, 2019

9:30am-12:30pm – Introduction to Proposal Writing and Project Budgets

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one Candid’s most popular classes! In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of writing and submitting a project proposal and budget. We will cover:

• The basic elements of a proposal

• The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal

• How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

• The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses

• How to estimate the realistic cost of a project

• What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

1:30-4:30pm – Introduction to Finding Grants and Fundraising Planning

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants and how to diversify your organization’s funding streams including:

• Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations

• What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding

• How to identify potential funders and make the first approach

• How to develop a case statement for support

• How to set fundraising goals and prepare a fundraising calendar

Thursday, September 26th

9:30-11:30am – Your Board and Fundraising

Having challenges getting your board involved in fundraising? This class will cover:

  • What characteristics make up an effective board and what are some typical board roles and responsibilities?
  • What are some of the specific ways board members can become involved with fundraising?
  • What are the common reasons board member may use to avoid fundraising and how do you overcome these concerns?
  • How do you attract and orient board members and instill a commitment to fundraising?

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Newly Elected Class of 2019 Board of Trustees

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Health Foundation announces new members and officers for its Board of Trustees.  New board members include:

Kelli Mansel-Arbuckle, MEd

Ms. Mansel-Arbuckle retired as Human Resources Director from Colonial Williamsburg.  She has a Masters Degree in counseling from William & Mary.  She has volunteered with many local nonprofit agencies and served on the board of Literacy for Life, a grantee of the Foundation. 

Doug Myers, MBA

Mr. Myers, a Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley, returns to the Williamsburg Health Foundation board of trustees after a three-year hiatus He previously served with distinction, including a term as chair of the board. 

Stephen Staples, PhD

Dr. Staples retired in 2018 from his position as Virginia’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  He served for 16 years as the superintendent of York County Schools.  He is a part-time Executive Professor at the The College of William & Mary. 

Alfred “Al” Woods, MBA

Mr. Woods has provided leadership to local nonprofit boards including Olde Towne Medical and Dental Clinic and Williamsburg Community Foundation.  He currently serves on the boards of The Williamsburg Landing and WJCC Schools Foundation.  In addition to his nonprofit board service, he is Chairman of the Aegion Corporation. 

“We are delighted to have these new trustees who bring with them a diversity of skills and a shared commitment to our community,” says Carol L. Sale, president and CEO of the Foundation.

2019 Officers Williamsburg Health Foundation Board of Trustees

Chair:                          Louis F. Rossiter

Vice-Chair:                Jackson “Jack” C. Tuttle, II

Treasurer:                 Marshall N. Warner

Secretary:                  Carol L. Sale