Register Here for this Lunch and Learn session that will support attendees in amplifying their story and mobilizing possibility though grant and proposal writing.
If your non-profit or charity is interested in gaining insight into perspectives, approaches, and strategies surrounding grant applications and proposal development, join us for this Lunch and Learn. CSI Members Dr. Darren Levine and Laura Stephan will engage participants in an interactive dialogue surrounding key areas of consideration when preparing grant applications and proposals and the individual and collective leadership needed to transform ideas into fundable solutions.
Participants will increase their awareness and understanding of what grant writing is all about through: the articulation of a vision that makes the invisible visible, transforming abstract ideas into concrete solutions, amplifying the voices and stories that need to be heard, mobilizing a community to co-create tomorrow’s possibilities today, and how these focus areas will lay the foundation for grant applications and/or proposals.
By the end of this event, attendees will:
- Describe key areas of consideration when preparing grant applications and proposals;
- Construct a vision, narrative, and plan to make up the foundation of grant applications and proposals; and,
- Recognize the individual and collective leadership needed to transform ideas into fundable solutions.
The event will run from 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT.
CSI Members get in for free! Check your email or reach out to andrea(dot)s(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca for the discount code. No one will be turned away due to costs. If this is a barrier, please send us a message at info(at)socialinnovation(dot)ca and we will follow up with a ticket discount code.
About the Speakers:
Darren Levine EdD, is a grant and proposal writer, independent consultant, and leadership educator supporting individuals and organizations to reimagine possibilities in today’s changing landscape. Dr. Levine is also Associate Faculty in the School of Leadership at Royal Roads University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational leadership and supervises student research.
Over the past twenty-five years, Darren has held a variety of management roles and has exercised leadership across several contexts including the not-for-profit, government, social innovation, and research sectors. Today, as a grant and proposal writer, independent consultant, and leadership educator, Darren’s practice focuses on supporting organizations to secure critical funding while cultivating workplaces that inspire and engage, where all members can discover their creative potential and exercise leadership for innovative change. Darren’s key areas of focus include values-based leadership, servant-leadership, leadership without title, and leadership for creativity and innovation through Human-Centred Design. Darren holds a Doctor of Education and a Master of Education from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education along with a Bachelor of Arts from York University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Values-Based Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Leadership for the 21st Century Executive Education Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.
Laura Stephan specializes in using storytelling, leadership, and innovation to drive meaningful results. Laura has over 14 years experience in the public sector leading communications and creative services teams, working in innovation and research and front line social services program delivery. Laura has also worked with the private sector supporting established organizations and brands in content creation to support their needs. Currently, Laura is an independent consultant, works in marketing for film production, and teaches in the Radio and Media Arts program at Durham College. Laura holds her Masters of Arts in Leadership, a BA with honours in Psychology, a certificate in Public Relations and a certificate in Design Thinking from the Harvard Extension School.
This unique workshop will draw on, and combine, Laura and Darren’s experience and expertise as they work together to offer a holistic and systematic approach to grant writing as a catalyst for individual and organizational leadership and social innovation.