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Grants Cafe
The Grants Cafe meets on the LAST WEDNESDAY of the month, except August and December when there are no meetings. Topics and guest speakers will be posted by mid-month. Please suggest issues you'd like to discuss, and be sure to check back regularly as we update monthly events. Thank you!

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This is a free group for grant writers, grant managers, nonprofit staff, consultants, volunteers, and everyone with an interest in grants to discuss "hot grant topics," share methods and resources, as well as network with our peers. The Grants Cafe is an in-person monthly meetup over lunch (on your own) at CoLab18 in Nova Place on the North Side. Members can informally learn and discuss all aspects of the grants field (for example: career/business opportunities, building proposal budgets, current trends in philanthropy, grants management, project budgets, development planning, common grant dilemmas, and more). Group members can expect to meet new people at varying experience levels who share a passion for grants to support nonprofit causes and communities. Everyone is welcome to contribute questions, helpful discussion points, and suggest topics and speakers between meetups. As our membership is now over 200 people, consider making an individual donation or business sponsorship of the Grants Cafe, which supports the annual cost of using this platform.

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