AFPGV September Breakfast Program
Advanced Topics in Grantseeking: From Start to Sustainability
Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals Genesee Valley Chapter on September 14 and learn from seasoned grant professionals how to:
- Motivate and build your internal grant seeking team to get started on high-priority grants.
- Address the challenging question of how to sustain your program after the grant funding ends.
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8:00 a.m. – Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:25 – 9:30 a.m. – Program
Locust Hill Country Club
2000 Jefferson Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
AFP Members and First-Time Guests: $18
Approved for 1.0 credit hour in category 1B-Education of the
CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S.
Owner and Founder
Margit has over 20 years of nonprofit management and grants experience and holds the GPC certification from the nationally-accredited Grant Professional Certification Institute. She has written and received over 8 million in grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent foundation that issued over one million in grants annually. Having spent several years in grant seeking and writing, followed by leading a private foundation, Margit wanted to put her skills to use helping organizations to better understand and navigate the philanthropic community. Margit’s interests include working with organizations to help them develop a sustainable and manageable grant seeking plan that ensures their long-term operational and programmatic success.
Margit is a published national journal author and frequent speaker on all aspects of grant writing. Grants4Good LLC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and New York Empire State Development, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association.
Maya Ann Chaly Temperley, M.A., M.P.A.
Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
St. John Fisher College
In 2006, Maya established the first corporate and foundation relations office for the College, developing new processes for generating grant proposals to external funders. She is charged with directing the grant activities for the College from the pre-award to the post-award stage. In 2010, her role was expanded to include government relations; she now oversees the submission of competitive grant proposals to the federal and state governments and manages the College’s relationship with elected officials. Prior to her time with St. John Fisher College, Maya was the Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Maya has also served as a policy advisor in the Briefings and Issues Unit of the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Government of Ontario, Canada.
Maya’ s community and professional activities include serving on the board of the Academy for Leadership in Long-Term Care (2012 – present) and the board of the Rochester City Ballet (2009-2013), as well as leading the Grant Writers Network of Rochester. She co-founded the Grant Writers Network in 2008 to help meet the needs of professional grant writers within the Rochester Area, attracting over 65 members. Maya has presented guest lectures on grant writing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Brockport, and Nazareth College, and for the Ad Council.