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Power Hour: Improving Your Writing

Learn how to write for different nonprofit audiences and apply skills to a range of nonprofit writing, such as marketing, social media, fundraiser appeals, grant proposals and reports, annual reports, client stories and program curricula. Feel confident when faced with a blank page or a draft covered with feedback.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/6/2020
When: Wednesday, May 6th
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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The Regas Building
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Sara Baker
Contact: Samantha Amick

Online registration is available until: 5/6/2020
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Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $75.00
Student Member: $10.00

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
  • Make strong, evidence-based arguments

Who Should Attend:

People who want to feel more confident in their writing skills, especially those who have not studied writing formally; their role might include such writing as communications, grant writing, report writing, funding appeals, case notes, or written communication with clients and families.

Please contact Samantha Amick at for specific questions about the level of this course.


ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate:

This workshop counts as 1 credit towards the ABN Nonprofit Marketing Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credit hours 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 Samantha Amick at



Sara Baker is a writer, researcher, and nonprofit consultant who has led capacity building and program development for organizations from Philadelphia to the Philippines. She is the research and learning lead at The Engine Room, an international organization that supports civil society in responsible data and technology for social change. At The Engine Room, Sara manages research projects on the intersection of human rights, data, and tech; guides advocacy initiatives; and leads internal work on learning and impact. Previously, she led advocacy, grants, and evaluation at the YWCA Knoxville and worked on movement building as Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications in South Africa. Under her leadership, 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. Sara 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, Rutgers Center for Global Women’s Leadership, and Oxfam. 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 Samantha Amick 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 Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.


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