Sunday, March 10-Thursday, March 14 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
There are few skills so vital in nonprofit life as grant writing. What does it take to move an idea into action? To write a plan that is so effective a funder is willing to support it? For many nonprofit organizations, the answers to these questions are the keys to successful fundraising. In this workshop series, beginning grant writers learn:
- The basic principles of nonprofit fundraising practices;
- The methods used to conduct a community needs assessment;
- The steps required to identify and collect information within the organization that is needed for a successful proposal;
- The building blocks of writing a solid action plan before developing a grant proposal;
- Techniques for researching and selecting appropriate foundations that might support that action plan;
- How to: develop the components of a grant proposal; prepare budgets; identify outcome measures; and write a grants narrative that "sells!"
- Click here for a full program description and application. Applications are due Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
With Snapchat, Buzzfeed, and viral videos taking over the internet, digital narratives are an in-demand skill. Beyond showcasing celebrity feuds, new technology is leading to new professions and driving social justice movements and awareness. Youtubers, podcasters and bloggers are making a living by telling their own story and the stories of others.
Everyone has a digital storytelling tool in their pocket—but have you learned how to craft your own narrative and share it with the world? This Intensive gives you the tools and critical perspectives to craft digital narratives, building your Digital Communication competencies. You will also have an opportunity to meet alumnae/i and other professionals and learn how these competencies relate to their work across a range of academic disciplines and professional fields. Click here for a full program description and application. Applications are due Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Wednesday, March 13-Sunday, March 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Degrees in STEM are often thought of as leading to careers in the lab or to medicine. But as the amount of investment capital in the sciences continues to rise, it is driving new opportunities for researchers to bring their innovations to market. If you are a STEM student, for example, you might be beginning to think about how to structure research into a product that the market will pay for. You may be thinking about how to build a team, and even how to raise capital for your vision. In this intensive, we will focus on these and related questions. Drawing on frameworks from the business literature, case studies, and live examples, we will support you to begin to consider bringing your STEM innovation into the business world. You will lead this intensive with practical tools and a more robust framework for decision-making as you consider your career options and next steps. Click here for a full program description and application. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 1.
Thursday, March 14-Saturday, March 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Are you interested in a career in finance? This three-day intensive, led by Bryn Mawr alumna Suzanna Gibbons, CFA, will introduce you to key industry concepts while providing opportunities to learn from alumnae and employers in the finance sector and practice your interviewing and networking skills. Click here for a full program description and registration. Registration is due by Friday, March 22.
Questions about LILAC Intensives? Email Jess Hollinger (email@example.com).