THE GARDEN CONSERVANCY NORTHWEST NETWORK ANNOUNCES
THE SPRING WORKSHOP AND GENERAL MEETING
Developed for staff, board members and volunteers from public gardens
Saturday, March 11 2017, 9:30am-4:30pm
Registration opens at 9:00am
GRANT WRITING FOR NON-PROFITS
Paradise Garden at Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
Grant funding is important to any non-profit, but especially so for gardens who often struggle to obtain the funds needed to provide energetic and engaging programming, staffing, bed renovations, or capital improvements. This workshop will focus on the skills needed to be competitive grant writers and winners with a focus on public and non-profit garden organizations.
Wendy Morgan, who is on the board of the workshop host garden, the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden and herself a grant writer, will be leading the workshop. The program will be interactive and focus on the lessons Wendy has learned from years of grant writing.
Registered participants will receive a handout with more workshop information and logistics via email before March 11, 2017. We will also provide a sheet of topics listed for discussion during the workshop. Please review, and come with your own questions and thought provoking ideas!
Registration is $70.00 for participants from gardens that are members of the Garden Conservancy Northwest Network or individual members of the Garden Conservancy; $85.00 for all others. Download the registration form (498kb).
PLEASE NOTE, THAT THERE IS LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THIS WORKSHOP AND REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING PROCESSED AS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
Invitation to the Steering Committee Meeting:
There will be a meeting of the GCNN Steering Committee on Friday, March 10. The meeting location has not been finalized but it will be near the workshop venue. The meeting will start at 4:00PM and run to about 6:00PM. We'll spend the time discussing the GCNN, future workshops and generating ideas for networking possibilities among our members.
After the Conference Information:
SeaTac Community CenterSeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Avenue South
SeaTac, WA 98168
If you are traveling south on I-5, take the Southcenter Exit, go right at the end of the exit. You are traveling due west on So 154th and you stay on that road past the Light Rail Station, across Highway 99, and continue to the north end of SeaTac International Airport, turn right on 24th Ave South (You will see a sign saying Botanical Garden), and continue 1 ½ miles north to 136th Avenue South, go left and left again at the stop sign. You will see the SeaTac Community Center on your left. Go ½ way around the circle and turn right into the community center. Or, you can turn left on 138th and park in the parking lot and walk around the building to the main entrance of the community center.
If you are going north on I-5, take the Southcenter exit, left fork and turn left going north of Southcenter Parkway. Stay in the left lane until you reach the signal at the north end of Southcenter Mall. Make a left onto Southcenter Boulevard, go straight west on 154th and follow the directions in the first paragraph to reach the Garden.
If you are traveling west into the Seattle area, take 405 south, and take the SeaTac Airport exit, west fork (left fork) of the exit and turn left on 154th going due west until you see the Botanical Garden sign and turn right on 24th Avenue South. See above for directions on 24th Avenue South.
Recommended lodging in the SeaTac area:
Local Lodging. A listing of local lodging and hotels can be found at www.Seattlesouthside.com
Tour of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden:
A tour of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden will be provided during one of our breaks in the workshop day. To learn more about the garden before your visit, please check out our website at www.highlinegarden.org.