Webinar - Grant Writing Lessons from the Front Line (Live)

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • At Your Desk
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Description— What Not to Do: Grant Writing Lessons from the Front Line (Webinar)

This fast paced webinar will assist you in assessing grant writing's role in your overall fund development efforts. 

Carolyn Bloodworth, long time Director of Corporate Giving for the Consumers Energy Foundation, will share her perspectives on what nonprofits can do (and should NOT do) to build relationships with funders and to write a competitive grant. 

Regina Pinney, Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, will co-facilitate to help the participants process Carolyn's suggestions and create a plan to improve their grant seeking. 

Designed for

Appropriate and relevant for the beginner or intermediate  grant writer.



Nonprofit Network Members - FREE (Member Benefit)

Nonmembers - $15.00


Carolyn Bloodworth, Director of Corporate Giving and Education, Consumers Energy 

Carolyn Bloodworth is a 35-year employee of Consumers Energy and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation and the CMS Energy Foundation. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the foundations, Carolyn is also Director of Corporate Giving and Education for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. Her responsibilities involve corporate charitable contribution activities, administration of the corporation's dues and memberships, oversight for the company's K-12 electric and natural gas safety education programs, and coordination of various community relations activities, including volunteer promotion and recognition. Carolyn serves on the board of directors of the Michigan FFA Association, the Council of Michigan Foundations, the Michigan Nonprofit Association and The LEAGUE Michigan, a program of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. She serves on the board of regents for Baker College - Jackson, is a member of the United Way of Jackson County's Community Solutions Coordinating Council and the Jackson Public School District's Promise Zone Authority board. She has served as a director of ConnectMichigan Alliance, Food Bank Council of Michigan, WKAR's Community Advisory Board, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Jackson County's Promise to Youth Alliance, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County and the Nonprofit Network. She has been an MCSC member since 2008 and was elected as Chair in September 2011.

Regina Pinney
Executive Director

Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 

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