About STC Suncoast

The Suncoast Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication consists of approximately 130 technical writers, editors, illustrators, designers, managers, and others actively engaged in the field of technical communication in the Tampa Bay area. The Administrative Council manages the chapter. The chapter meets once each month, most often on the first Thursday of the month in locations throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota.

For 2013 – 2014, the council consists of the following members:
President Michele Ladner
Secretary / Treasurer Ashley Murphy
Past-President Lore Eargle

Grant Writing, and How to Get Started

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about grant writing (especially as a part time option or to earn some extra cash), you’ll want to join us for our next STC Suncoast chapter meeting on ThursdayJune 5th in Sarasota.

Dr. John Porter, the executive director of the American Grant Writers Association, will cover the basics of grant writing, including exactly what grant writing is and how to get started. As a certified grant writer and grant manager, Dr. Porter travels around the country consulting businesses and not-for-profits and conducting grant writing workshops.  He’s been writing grants for over 25 years and was recently quoted in an article for Inc Magazine on How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal. (You can find out more about the AGWA by visiting their website: www.agwa.us.)

Thursday  June 5th

6:30 PM  Networking and Pizza Party
7:00 PM  Speaker Presentation


Sarasota Herald-Tribune Community Room (1st floor)
1741 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

There are no meeting fees associated with this event.  This meeting is open at no cost to anyone interested in grant writing.

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