Whether you’ve been tossed into the ring of grant writing with little or no training or are a seasoned development office, this seminar is for you. A panel of professionals share the basics of development and discuss the increasing attention funders are paying to accessibility. Get an insider’s perspective on making your proposal stand out. Gain practical tips on finding the right funders to support your mission and how to build and maintain those relationships. Learn best practices in documenting and evaluating the success of your funder’s investment and hear case studies on success stories from Chicagoland cultural institutions.

Panel will include:
Sarah Breen-Bartecki, Vice President, Conservation Funding Initiative, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Suzanne Connor, Senior Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust

Evan Hatfield, Director of Audience Experience, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Hilary Odom, Senior Advancement Officer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater