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Email: gasp@dersf.org

GASP - Grantwriters' Anxiety Support Program

Grantwriters' Anxiety Support Program (GASP) helps new and intermediate grant writers (0-3 year’s experience) build confidence and skill in their work.  


GASP provides an opportunity for those working in the nonprofit development field or for those interested in learning more about careers in development: 

  1. to share proposals currently in development with peers and “mentors” who will offer feedback and 
  2. to discuss topics of interest regarding the grant seeking process.  
  3. GASP also offers participants a chance to develop new professional relationships, help in a dvancing their careers and strengthening the support network for Bay Area development professionals. 

 to hear about the latest and greatest resources the Foundation Center has to offer.

Offered in San Francisco  and other East Bay locations (see program information).






Presented by Development Executives Roundtable (DER)


GASP is offered at no-cost to participants


Focus on Funding in the Arts


Thursday, October 30, 2014
4:00-6:00 PM


Foundation Center
312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco


To Register:

Art and culture are integral parts of our society, ever evolving and continually changing, but always providing a creative spark that inspires and challenges the imagination, and offering a forum to discuss differing views and ideas. However, competition for arts funding is growing, as arts organizations compete against other worthy causes. Join us for a lively discussion with representatives from prominent local funders to hear about the current state of arts grantmaking and what future trends they are anticipating. Attendees will also learn what grantmakers look for in proposals, what motivates them to endorse a proposal to their boards, pitfalls to avoid, and how to best position your organization for future fundraising success. Following the moderated panel, we will have a Q&A session and networking time to meet the panelists and other attendees.



-Stan Hutton, Clarence E. Heller Foundation

-Frances Phillips, Walter and Elise Haas Fund

-Tere Romo, San Francisco Foundation


-Ted Russell, James Irvine Foundation




Registration information: 

There is no charge to attend GASP sessions, however, space is limited and advance registration is required by October 28, 2014.



To Register:


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