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Spring 2024 Education Committee Workshop 

Writing for Impact: Introductory Grant Writing Workshop

Speaker: Lilly Heidari (she/they), Grants and Development Manager at the Historic Oakland Foundation, former Manager of Donor and Guest Relations at the High Museum

Date/Time: May 16th, 12PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Zoom


Join us for an interactive and informative workshop on the fundamentals of grant writing. Led by an experienced grant writer, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively navigate the grant writing process and provide a space to ask any questions you may have.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn more about the basics of grant writing, including understanding the terminology and structure of grant proposals, tips for adapting your language to apply for funding from different grantmakers, databases with grant opportunities, and more!

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the ropes or a seasoned grant writer seeking to refine your skills, this workshop will provide you with valuable insights and practical tools to nurture your grant writing abilities.

Meet the Speaker

Lilly Heidari (she/they) is an Atlanta-based grant writer and manager. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she holds a B.A. in English and Theatre with a Concentration in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina.

Previously, Lilly worked for non-profit film production company Local Cinema Studios coordinating partner relations, events, and grant writing and management. They have spent the past two years working as Manager of Grants and Donor Relations at the High Museum of Art, managing government, foundation, and corporate grants as well as the museum’s Friends of the Collection donor groups. In April 2024, she started at the Historic Oakland Foundation as their Grants and Development Manager working on grants to fund the Oakland Cemetery’s educational and historical programming as well as conservation and preservation initiatives. A proud Iranian-American, Lilly is also an actor, writer, and musician.

Cost breakdown:

Members: $10

Non-members: $25

Students: $15

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