Speaking Engagements

OUR NEXT EVENT! May 1, 2017 – AFP’s International Fundraising Conference at Moscone Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

Learn About the Power of Logic Models

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1pm-3pm 725 Bateswood Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Aurora Grants & Consulting and the Outreach Center of West Houston are co-hosting a free GrantStation webinar presented by Alice Ruhnke entitled Logic Models: More than Just Extra Work! Logic Models are required in many grant applications and, required or not, Ms. Ruhnke will demonstrate why they are a critical component of program planning and evaluation. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session with Linda Avedon, whose experience includes helping many United Way agencies develop their own Logic...

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2017 Workshop at AFP International Conference

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Nonprofit Blog, Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

May 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. AFP International Fundraising Conference Moscone Conference Center, San Francisco, CA “You’re Only As Good As Your Plan (And Whether You Use It)” Workshop Co-Presenter: Jennifer Pelton, CFRE Director of Development, Public Justice Center, Baltimore, MD Register at : www.afpfc.com

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Readability 101: Basic Formatting to Ease Comprehension – Katy Atkiss, MPH, Aurora Grants & Consulting

Posted on Mar 5, 2016 in Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Readability is the ease with which one can read and understand a written text. Funders are reading hundreds of proposals and reports each grant cycle. Simple, consistent formatting helps readers easily glean your content – even with tired eyes and minds. In this workshop we will cover basic formatting techniques in Microsoft Word to support information acquisition. Such measures align with how the brain operates, can add to credibility, and can save the writer time. Grant Professionals Association Regional Conference 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2016 United Way of Greater...

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Panel Discussion on ‘Career Strategies’

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Speaking Engagements | 2 comments

Linda Beeman is one of seven panelists speaking to the Grant Professionals Association, Southeast Texas Chapter (GPA-SETC) on Thursday, March 19 at the United Way, Greater Houston. The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. and includes a brown bag lunch (order in advance). Other panelists who will be speaking are: Chuck Lutke, Rebuilding Together Houston; Melissa Simon, Boys and Girls Country; Jan Mitchell Johnson, Grantsformation; Kristen Schlatre, CPNL at Rice U; Jonita Fair-Payton, Independent Consultant; and Nicole Conda, NMC Consulting. The panelists will speak about their own career...

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Ask The Experts Conference

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 in Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Ask The Experts Conference

Aurora Grants & Consulting founder, Linda Beeman, will be hosting an Affinity Table during lunch at the Ask The Experts (ATE) conference on Friday, February 8, 2013. The topic will be “Communications and Marketing”. Please bring your questions and ideas for discussion. ATE will take place at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm. Register here for this high-powered nonprofit professional development...

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Building Your Case for Support

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 in Speaking Engagements | 0 comments

Ask The Experts Conference Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Association of Fundraising Professionals, Houston (AFP) LOCATION Hilton Americas Hotel 1600 Lamar Houston, TX 77010 To register, click here. In an interactive workshop format, participants will begin developing a Case For Support for their nonprofit organization. The presenters will utilize a unique approach that incorporates Internet-based strategies in the mix. The goal is for each participant to leave the session with the tools needed to construct a core statement that will be the basis of all communications,...

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