Making the Perfect Pitch: An IMLS Grant Proposal Workshop

Track
Development & Membership
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
132 America's Center
Description
Learn about Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funding opportunities to support the work of your museum and refine a project idea with input from IMLS staff and former peer reviewers. We will look at recently funded projects to stimulate your thinking, and we'll review the common characteristics of successful grant proposals. Then you'll have the chance to pitch your project idea to your peers in an interactive idea-generation session. Use live-time feedback to polish and perfect your concept.

Development and Membership track generously supported by Blackbaud

Learner Outcome
  1. Turn a project idea into a succinct and focused statement that can serve as the basis for developing an IMLS grant proposal.
  2. Learn helpful hints about successful grant proposals.
  3. Be able to write better project funding proposals.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
President & CEO
Organization: 
Abbe Museum
Bio
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko Working in museums for more than 20 years, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has been a museum director since 2001. Prior to joining the Abbe Museum as President & CEO in 2009, Cinnamon was the director of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum where she led the organization to the National Medal for Museum Service in 2008. She is currently a board member of Maine Humanities Council and the American Alliance of Museums.
Presenter: 
Jill Connors-Joyner
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Museum Program Specialist
Organization: 
Institute of Museum & Library Services
Bio
Jill Connors-Joyner is a Program Specialist in the Office of Museum Services at IMLS. In her role at IMLS, she works with all of the museum grant programs. Prior to coming to IMLS, she ran the Museum Assessment Program at AAM. With almost 20 years in the museum field, she has a broad perspective of museum operations. She has a BA from McGill University and an MA in American Studies from the George Washington University.
Presenter: 
Mark Isaksen
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Senior Program Officer
Organization: 
Institute of Museum & Library Services
Bio
Mark Isaksen is a Senior Program Officer at IMLS working in the National Leadership Grants, Museums for America and Museum Grants for African American History and Culture programs. His interests include museum professional development, social justice and civil rights, and environmental education and living collections. He received his BA in History from American University and an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.
Presenter: 
Paula Gangopadhyay
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Deputy Director of Museums
Organization: 
Institute of Museum & Library Services
Bio
Paula Gangopadhyay is the Deputy Director in the Office of Museum Services at IMLS. She has worked in museums and cultural organizations of all sizes, as well as government, business and education sectors, where she led systemic change and positive community impact at local, state and national levels. She is a respected thought-leader on innovation in education and has been the recipient of several state and national awards and recognitions.
Presenter: 
Sandra Narva
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Senior Program Officer
Organization: 
Institute of Museum & Library Services
Bio
Sandra Narva is a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Museum Services at IMLS, where she coordinates Museums for America and National Leadership program grants, and directs the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services grant program. Prior to joining IMLS, she worked at SITES as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sandra earned a BA from Franklin and Marshall College and an MA from the George Washington University.