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Workshop on grant writing set in Florence

May 11, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Foundation and special sponsor Duke Energy invite executives and other personnel from area nonprofit agencies to a one-day grant-writing workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Carter Center for Health Sciences in downtown Florence.

The workshop will be led by Kelly O’Brien, principal consultant for KTO Strategy and Communications in the Research Triangle of North Carolina.

O’Brien has more than 15 years of experience as a communicator, grant writer, project manager and administrator in higher education and nonprofits. She’s a former member of the management team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government and has led a statewide K-12 education program. She has also taught extensively on grant writing and communications, designing and instructing courses for graduate students and professionals on these topics.

She is adjunct faculty at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she currently teaches graduate-level courses in communications and grant writing.

O’Brien holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor of arts in honors interdisciplinary studies, urban studies from the University of Georgia.

More recently, she has completed the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Executive Program in Innovation and Harvard Division of Continuing Education’s Design Thinking Program.

The workshop will focus on grants and grant-writing basics, logic models for grant projects and basic grant budgeting.

Lunch and snacks will be provided as part of the workshop.

Duke Energy is sponsoring the event, so there is no cost to participants. However, a refundable, $25 deposit is required with registration.

To find out more, or to register, visit fmarion.edu/outreach/ or contact Evrik Gary at the foundation at 843-661-1199.