Pre-Conference Workshop: Fundraising and Grant Writing

  • 02 Jun 2020
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • An email with instructions to join the online platform will be sent closer to the workshop date.
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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents the 2020 pre-conference workshop:


This workshop with Raegan Swanson, the Executive Director of the ArQuives, will cover fundraising strategies for small- to medium-sized organizations. Workshop participants will learn how to write a successful grant and how to focus your project and application, as well as project planning to support applications and fundraising tips for creating successful campaigns.

Instruction will focus on writing a strong case for support for grant applications. The Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) and Young Canada Works (YCW) will be provided as examples. The workshop will also provide general strategies that can be applied to create successful grant applications of all kinds.

When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Where: An email with instructions to join the online platform will be sent closer to the workshop date.

Cost: $80 (AAO members)

$50 (AAO student members)

$120 (non-members)

About the Instructor:

Raegan Swanson serves as the Executive Director of the ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives). She holds a BA from Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface and a Masters of Information from the University of Toronto iSchool. She has worked as an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute and as the Archival Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick. She is currently working on her PhD focusing on the role of community archives in Aboriginal and Inuit communities in Quebec.

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Registration closes 29 May 2020

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