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Funder Focus: Connect with The Webber Family Foundation

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$10.00 - $30.00
Funder Focus Series w/ Susannah Erler

Funder Focus Series

Series description:

What do funders look for in a grant proposal: data, stories, both? What kinds of projects do foundations find inspiring? What choices do funders make in support of communities? Join us for Nonprofit Austin at ACC’s Fall Funder Focus series to learn more about the funding and grantmaking process. Bring your questions for this exceptional opportunity to connect directly with those who make funding decisions that support nonprofit work.

Funder Focus: Connect with The Webber Family Foundation

Gain insights from and interact with The Webber Family Foundation – whose mission is to help students perform at the highest levels of achievement in academics and the arts. WFF offers grants to organizations in Austin and Washington, DC. Courtney Horm, Program Manager at WFF will share details about the Foundation’s work and about what makes an inspiring grant proposal from a funder’s perspective.

Funder Focus Host: Susannah Erler

Susannah Erler, Director, Greater Good Strategies

About Susannah:

Susannah Erler started in a public radio career (including being Director of a National Public Radio affiliate) which later morphed into her current calling to support nonprofits. She earned her master’s degree in Business with an Arts Administration (Nonprofit) specialization, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a Mission Capital Certified Interim Executive Director (ED). As an Interim ED, Susannah has assisted organizations such as the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, the Texas Observer and the Texas Grants Resource Center. As a fundraiser, Susannah has obtained over $12 million in grant funds for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Creativity is a word Susannah loves: she has played her violin in several rock bands, she made a documentary about her favorite restaurant (Tamale House #3) and loves to tweet about nonprofits (handle: @GreaterGoodGeek). Susannah grew up in Austin (but ask her about some of the other places she has lived too) and helps nonprofits in her role as Director of Greater Good Strategies.