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Dogwood Webinar Series

Next-Level Funding

Next Session:

June 21st, 2023 at noon

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Sustainable organizations know how to attract diverse and substantial funding. Our Next-Level Funding Webinar Series is designed to help organizations of all sizes understand the ins and outs of applying for larger grants from government and private sources, and up their game for creating winning proposals.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 21st from noon until 1 pm for Dogwood Health Trust and Innovative Funding Partners’ monthly live webinar series. This month’s topic will focus on “Utilizing Evidence-based Best Practices.”

About IFP

Innovative Funding Partners (IFP) is a nationally recognized grants consulting firm highly regarded for an impressive overall grant success rate of 75%. Well known for their expertise in federal and other government grant writing, this success is based not only on technical expertise but also on a foundational relationship-building approach. IFP’s team of over 20 highly experienced consultants is passionate about helping organizations meet the unique needs of their local communities and better serve their constituents by seeking and securing grant funding.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will gain knowledge, skills and confidence in:

For future seminars, join us live by registering, or view past session recordings.

Senior Partners

Brian Kelley, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Kelley is an award-winning and widely-published psychologist and public health expert who supported his own community prevention/engagement projects through a variety of institutional, regional, and national grants. Dr. Kelley worked in academia for over two decades as well as served a variety of local governments, specifically town/county level, and community-serving not-for-profit organizations as a consultant. All of these efforts were focused on creating high-impact community programs and funded through a variety of foundation, city, state, and federal agencies.

His broad background, spanning areas from community workforce collaboration and strategic/operational planning to community-wide prevention programs, has provided him with many unique opportunities to serve with a diverse group of dedicated and passionate professionals. Dr. Kelley’s highest priority in such work is to make sure the community is heard and engaged in their projects from start to finish. Dr. Kelley leverages the culmination of these experiences into an authentic and effective approach to grant development for community impact.

Louise Mathias

Louise Mathias has over two decades of federal grant development and grant management experience across a wide variety of sectors, including health care, social services, community and economic development, and education. Her experience includes conducting in-depth analysis of organizational resources and readiness to pursue federal grant funding. Louise oversees the federal grants development process and provides ongoing professional development support to IFP’s team of over 20 grant-writing consultants.

She is particularly passionate about projects that work to address racial equity, enhance rural community infrastructure, and reduce disparities amongst underserved populations of all kinds.

About the Presenters

Carrie Davis, IFP Senior Grants Consultant

Carrie Davis is an experienced grant writer and project manager with a consistent track record of success working with organizations across diverse sectors and geographies. She provides project oversight, facilitation, and coordination at all levels of grant development. Carrie has successful experience with foundation, corporate and government grants including DOL, HRSA, SAMHSA, CDC, DOE, USDA and more.

Susannah Williams, IFP Grants Consultant

Susannah Williams is a grant writer with a proven track record of securing federal and foundation grants across multiple sectors, including health care, workforce development, and education. She has extensive experience in supporting clients’ project design and development to meet complex grant requirements. Susannah has written multiple successful proposals for CDC, HRSA, DOJ, and DOL, among others.

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