Virtual Summit: Grants & Lobbying

Russ Reid, The Normandy Group, Grant Writers Association of America, The FundBook
This two-hour event will offer various perspectives on how to utilize lobbyists and obtain grants in the age of no earmarks.

Scheduled speakers include:
- Mark McIntyre, Partner, Russ Reid
- Gail Vertz, CEO, The Grant Writers Association
- Stan Skocki, Partner, The Normandy Group
- James Alfano, Founder, The FundBook
Apr 11 2012
158 mins
Virtual Summit: Grants & Lobbying
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    This two-hour event will offer various perspectives on how to utilize lobbyists and obtain grants in the age of no earmarks.

    Scheduled speakers include:
    - Mark McIntyre, Partner, Russ Reid
    - Gail Vertz, CEO, The Grant Writers Association
    - Stan Skocki, Partner, The Normandy Group
    - James Alfano, Founder, The FundBook
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