[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-02-03

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Feb 3 12:21:27 PST 2017

1. Conversations with Funders workshops
2. Strategic grant development two day workshop at PSU
3. OHS hosts Genealogy workshops this spring


How to apply for close to $5 million in grants offered this year will be the focus of "Conversations with Funders," a nine-stop statewide tour Feb. 7-28 led by Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. Joined by representatives from the Oregon Community Foundation, Travel Oregon and the Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland only), the group also will share information on statewide programming resources.

Organizations encouraged to attend "Conversations with Funders" include libraries, arts organizations, museums, cultural centers, historical societies, arts alliances, literary groups and heritage organizations. All cultural nonprofit organizations are welcome.

"There are more than 1,450 cultural nonprofits serving Oregonians," said Schreiner. "We want to make sure they know about the grant funds and significant programming resources that are here to support them."

Among the grant opportunities discussed will be the Cultural Trust's 2018 Cultural Development Grants; grant guidelines are now posted on the Trust website for an application deadline of April 21: http://culturaltrust.org/wp-content/uploads/CDV_FY18_GuidelinesBudgetForms_20170119.pdf
(see details below).

"Conversations with Funders" begin Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Astoria and are scheduled in regional flights. Registration is not required.

The schedule is:

Oregon Coast -- all events 3:45 -- 6:15 p.m.
- Astoria: Tuesday, Feb. 7, McTavish Room, Liberty Theatre (1203 Commercial St.)
- Newport: Wednesday, Feb. 8, Newport Performing Arts Center (777 W Olive St.)
- Coos Bay: Thursday, Feb. 9, Coos History Museum (1210 N Front St.)

Salem, Portland, Pendleton -- all events 3:45-6:15 p.m.
- Salem: Tuesday, Feb. 14, Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE)
- Portland: Wednesday, Feb. 15, Cerimon House (5131 NE 23rd Ave.)
- Pendleton: Thursday, Feb. 16, Pendleton Center for the Arts
(214 N Main St.)

Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon
- Medford: 2:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Adams Conference Room, Jackson County Library(205 S Central Ave.)
- Eugene: 1-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Downtown Eugene Public Library (100 West 10th Ave.)

Central Oregon-- all events 3:30-6:15 p.m.
- Sunriver: Tuesday, Feb. 28, Sunriver Area Public Library (56855 Venture Lane)


March 6-7, 2-17
This grant writing workshop offers you key, proven strategies to develop winning proposals.
Here is what you will learn to make your next proposal competitive and successful:

- How to identify government, foundation, and corporate funding sources
- How to generate powerful proposal ideas
- How to set up a pre-proposal planning process
- How to meet proposal content and budget guidelines
- How to avoid critical proposal-writing mistakes
- How to ensure quality of proposal before submission

Strategic Proposal Writing - You will learn why a successfully written proposal requires an organized, systematic approach to make your case.

Strategic Grant Research - You will learn new tools and techniques to meet specific requirements and interests of any kind of grant maker.

Strategic Program Planning - You will gain a solid overview on how to ensure your proposals are clear, significant and compelling

Tuition for our Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop is $549 USD per person, with a $50 off discount for early sign-ups (10 business days or more before the workshop).

Each participant will receive the following items:

- ISFD Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE with 15 Continuation Education Units (CEU)
- Strategic Grant Writing Development Proposal Workbook and Bonus Materials, Fundraising & Research CD.
-On-Going Consulting Services with ISFD Instructors & Staff


1) Online<http://isfds.com>

2) Phone - Call us at (877) 414-8991. An ISFD consultant will assist you with your registration and answer any questions.

3) Email - Send us an email<mailto:info at isfds.com?subject=Please%20Register%20me%20-Portland%20Workshop-&body=Please%20include%20your%20full%20name,%20organization%20representing,%20email,%20phone%20number,%20and%20mailing%20address.> with your basic contact information and a seat will be reserved.

Have you just started digging into your family tree, or are you a genealogy veteran who wants to learn more tips and tricks? Whether you have a lot, or a little, or even no experience with genealogy, family historians from the OHS Research Library will make digging up the past loads of fun! Join us for an upcoming family history workshop to help you discover your roots.
All workshops take place at the Oregon Historical Society and are $20 ($15 for OHS members) - follow the links below to register now.

Getting Off to the Right Start
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Presented by Hannah Allan Family history is fun, addicting, and before you know it, overwhelming. Start your research right. Learn how to stay focused, organized, and sane. Register Now.<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7vf5j/jtxycc/vyt07d>

Bury the Dead, Not the Living: Organizing Your Records
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Presented by Hannah Allen
Do you have boxes full of papers? Or perhaps you’ve repeated your research one too many times. Learn how to stay on top of (instead of underneath) those piles of pedigrees, pensions, and probates by organizing electronically. Lay to rest that ancestor without digging through catacombs of records to find him! Register Now.<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7vf5j/jtxycc/bru07d>

History for the Genealogist and How to Use Historical Societies
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Presented by Hannah Allen
Let’s put the “History” in Family History! Come learn how to overcome genealogical roadblocks and flesh out an ancestor’s story through general history. You will also learn the value of historical societies and how to use their resources to find records, answer questions, and write biographies. Register Now.<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7vf5j/jtxycc/rjv07d>

Researching Chinese American Family History
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Presented by Christine DeVillier 林小英
In this class, researchers of Chinese American family history will gain background knowledge and techniques specific to researching the Chinese American population. Participants will learn about the complexity of names in both Chinese and English transliterations, immigration history (both legal and otherwise), grave marker reading, Chinese obituaries, historic and contemporary family tree documentation, unique sources and databases for Chinese Americans, village mapping, and Chinese literacy challenges in research. This class will illustrate the use of resources ranging from historic and archival documents to contemporary DNA testing, and everything in between. This class encourages the use of the internet as a tool to maximize research yields. Register Now.<https://t.e2ma.net/click/7vf5j/jtxycc/7bw07d>

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

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