The experts at Wastyn & Associates speak to a variety of groups. You can find them in the Quad Cities speaking to the local Association of Fundraising Professionals chapter or a national conference like the Grant Professionals Association Conference. You can also hire Linda or one of her staff to speak at your own event or conference.
Linda is the ONLY Grant Professionals Association Approved Trainer in Illinois or Iowa and one of only 21 approved trainers in the country.
Advanced and basic available in 1 hour, 2 hour, half day and full-day workshops for all topics.
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“Grant Writing 101: Writing Effective Grant Applications”
“Writing More Compelling Grant Applications Using Stories and Arguments”
“Work Smarter, Not Harder: Strategically Planning your Grant Proposals or Fundraising Program”
“Taking the Guesswork out of Fundraising: Data Driving Fundraising that will Impress your Colleagues and Raise More Money”
“Communicating for Results: Improving Relationships and Outcomes with Donors, Colleagues, and Collaborators”
“Fundraising Overview for Boards, Executives, and new Fundraising Professionals”
“Creating the Highly Effective Board”
“Identifying, Recruiting and Retaining Board Members”
“Maximizing Board Meetings and Board Members’ Time and Talent”
“Being an Effective Board Member”
“Improving Board/Executive Relationships”
Have a specific topic in mind?
Wastyn & Associates can speak on almost any topic in grant writing, fundraising, board development, leadership development, or strategic planning.
“Linda conducted the ½ day grant training for our staff that was extremely beneficial. Our staff left the training more equipped and everyone was excited and prepared to write more compelling grants.”
Joy McMeekan, Executive Director, Gilda's Club Quad Cities
“Linda seeks to understand your services and needs first and then works with you to develop a plan. She is organized, efficient and an excellent partner in delivering on your mission.”
Child Abuse Council, Quad Cities
“Our agency has partnered with Wastyn and Associates to provide 4 trainings to our service area. Linda has a wonderfully unusual way of explaining grant writing. She makes it fun, unintimidating and (honestly) a little sexy! Her knowledge is tremendous. I have received emails from attendees celebrating grant victories because of these trainings.”
-Jesse Mumm, Administrative Assistant, Scott County Kids
“Linda is a true partner working to help our institution realize its vision. Linda’s experience working with large federal funding agencies and private foundations has made it possible for me to entrust her with BVU’s large grant projects while I am able to focus on corporate relations and private donor fundraising."
-Robin Wissink, Director of Special Gifts, Buena Vista University
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