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Marketing, social media, fundraiser appeals, grant proposals, annual reports, client stories, curricula. Who knew nonprofit work involved so much writing? If you need to know how to write for different nonprofit audiences, this is the workshop for you!

When: Thursday, March 14th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Regas Building
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Sara Baker
Contact: Eddie Crim

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Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $225.00
Student Member: $25.00


Learning Objectives Include:

  • Improve understanding of key grammar and rhetoric points
  • Improve ability to get started (overcome writer’s block)
  • Understand how to write for different audiences

ABN Fund Development Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Fund Development Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Eddie Crim at

CFRE Credits:

Full participation in Advanced Grant Writing is applicable for 3 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. For more information about the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential visit




This course is intended for beginners with little to no experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Eddie Crim at for specific questions about the level of this course.



Sara is a writer, editor and nonprofit consultant who works on capacity building and program development for organizations and groups from Philadelphia to the Philippines. She has been profiled and quoted in such outlets as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian, and has presented around the world, including Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the Center for Global Women’s Leadership, and Oxfam. Sara specializes in human rights, equity, advocacy, communications, grants, evaluation, and program development, and her work has had an impact on gender, racial, and economic justice in multiple countries. Some of her previous positions include campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa, editor for UN Women of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, curriculum consultant for Break the Cycle, and director of women's advocacy and outcomes for the YWCA Knoxville. Under her leadership, the global campaign Take Back the Tech! received the 2015 Bobs Best in Online Activism Award, 2014 UN Women and International Telecommunications Union GEM-TECH Award, and 2014 Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention for digital communities. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and a BA in English and Religion from Maryville College.

Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Eddie Crim at five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Eddie Crim at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.




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